Our next tweetchat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at noon ET. Here are the details: IBM Tweetchat – Mobile Data: Taking Your Big Data On the Road - March 13. Use the hashtag: #bigdatamgmt .
You don’t have to be on twitter to “listen” to the conversation.
Simple Google the hashtag. If you are on twitter, here is a tip from
organizer Wikibon: As for the Twitter client, the easiest things to use
is tweetchat.com. Just log on using your twitter handle, enter the
hashtag #bigdatamgmt and it will set up a easy-to-use... [More]
Lots of people love IBM Redbooks. As you know, they are FREE and available
for you to download in PDF or EPUB versions at anytime from the IBM Redbooks website .
One of the most popular giveaways at IBM Information on Demand Conference is
printed IBM Redbooks. This year we have 10 different titles to give away.
Please note that the PRINTED copies are in limited quantity .
Make sure you attend one of the sessions planned at the bookstore to make sure
you get the title that you want. While you're getting your free copy, meet the... [More]
IBM Innovate 2013 is a Technical Summit that provides insights that you need to stay ahead..... and it takes place June 2 - 6 in Orlando Florida.
This Summit offers over 450 outcome-driven sessions, including quite a few that are focused on the ever popular Big Data area. If you are attending the conference, you should consider attending these Big Data sessions:
BD-1962 : Agility in a Relational Database World - Dynamic Schema with JSON and DB2
Great articles by amazing contributors. Make sure you read every article in the latest edition of the DM Magazine. I’ve read the article about Roger Sander’s contribution to the DB2 Certification Exam Development team and the announcement of his latest certification guide, which is a supplement. I’ve bookmarked many of the other articles so I can read them over the coming week. I hope you find something interesting and useful in this edition! Taming Big Data - The realm of huge information flows is governed by new rules. What changes in... [More]
The IBM Information on Demand Conference is a great place to promote books
that are published through out the year. In fact, quite often publishers time
the release of their books to coincide with this conference. As a result, we
are typically able to set up book signings and giveaways to help promote the
This year is no different. We have quite a few books that have published
already that we’ll promote as well as books launching just for the conference
and we’ll have 4 (possibly 6) new Flashbooks that we’ll be... [More]
Another great tweetchat on the hashtag #bigdatamgmt ! Here are the results: 625 tweets, 157 users, 153,849 reach, 1,849,624 impressions And.. we expect traffic for the rest of the day, so these stats may increase! Once
again, we had an active group of experts leading the discussion and
were very pleased at the responses from other attendees. Here is a
summary of the discussion: Q1 Which enterprise initiatives require mobile access to bigdata? craigmullins A1: Marketing and sales initiatives are ripe areas for mobile bigdata support... [More]
Do you ever wonder what the big brains in IBM read? You know the people who
I mean! Their names are on books, they have patents and speaking engagements,
and when they talk, you’re wowed at what they know and how they convey what they
Here’s a list of what Netezza / Big Data expert Krishnan Parasuraman
has been reading and recommends for others to read:
1. Analytics: The widening divide.
IBM Institute of Business Value in collaboration with MIT Sloan
2. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair... [More]
One of the things that I love most about the IBM Information on Demand
Conference is the buzz on books. Every year we have a giant bookstore that
showcases all the latest books related to DB2, Analytics, Big Data, and more.
My job is to arrange to have the right set of books at the conference and to
invite authors to be available to sign copies of their books for attendees.
All books purchased at the bookstore are discounted by 20% off the retail
Here are the featured books and authors that we have planned for this... [More]
IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance
by Sunil Soares
ISBN 978-1583473825, MC Press, February 2013
Click here to begin a download of this book
Governance has taken a backseat to the analytics and technologies associated with big data. However, as big data projects become mainstream, we anticipate that... [More]
What do you think? Are these the two top topics of 2011? It seems to me that I’ve blogged about these two topics quite a bit this year, and now we have the best… both in one webinar! Join Leon Katsnelson , Uri Budnik , and Rav Ahuja for the next Chat with the Lab webinar: Leveraging Clouds for small and BIG data Many experts agree that Cloud Computing has now matured past the initial hype phase and that organizations large and small have started to derive real benefits by placing applications and data on Clouds. In this webinar we... [More]
must admit that “March Madness” is a new term for me. I had to ask a
colleague to explain it to me. Apparently it is the annual frenzied US
college basketball playoffs. I’m in Canada and not much of a sports
fan, so you can forgive my ignorance! We've
had so many conversations about which big data considerations are the
most pressing, so we decided to create our own "tournament" called
“IBM’s Smart Sixteen” to find out which considerations are most
important to you - and your peers. Check out our bracket and... [More]
If you were at the IOD11 Conference last week and tried to get a copy of the latest Flashbook “ Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data ”. If you weren’t at the conference, here’s what happened: I had 3000 printed copies of this book by IBM experts Paul Zikopoulos , Chris Eaton , Tom Deutch , George Lapis , and Dirk Deroos . We scheduled 2 time periods for the giveaways and author signings… Monday & Tuesday outside the event center after the opening session. None of the books were remaining... [More]
get asked this question all the time. What are we doing to prepare the
next generation in terms of up and coming technology. You’ll be happy
to know that plenty is going on. Even at IOD. Key
faculty who are collaborating with IBM on advanced Big Data and
Analytics curriculum and programs are gathering for a two day special
Big Data and Analytics Academic track at IOD. They will attend several
sessions together to share their current programs as well as brainstorm
about their next steps and their challenges. They will... [More]
Flashbooks can be downloaded in PDF format for free. Here are the Flashbooks that were featured at events in 2013:
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
We had another great tweetchat this week. The topic was Storing Big Data .
Once again we had many contributors to the conversation. You can follow the conversation with the storify summary created by Crysta Anderson: Storify of Storing Big Data Tweetchat
Once again I mined the tweets to come up with a list of suggested reading materials to complement this topic. And a great list it is! Thanks to all who recommended these articles.
Big Data... [More]