Happy 2010 to everyone!
Since it's a new year, I thought it would be a good time to showcase a new emerging technology from the IBM Emerging Technologies team. The technology is called Big Sheets and it is an insight engine for line of business professionals that allows you to get insights from web-scale data (really large data sets.) The "Big Sheets" name was derived from the thought that users can use a "spreadsheet metaphor" in a browser to analyze large sets of data. In essence, it provides a big data worksheet and thus the name "Big Sheets" came about for this project.
The web is exploding with data and business professionals want to access that data to get better insights to their business. Customers have lots of structured data stored within their enterprise, but customers also have the desire to access unstructured information on the web. By building on top of the Hadoop infrastructure, Big Sheets is able to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.
Here's a video which provides you with a closer look at the Big Sheets technology.
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I recently published an article on the developerWorks web site entitled Leveraging 3270 or 5250 data within Web-based mashup applications. It provides a guide to creating a 3270 feed with HATS and using the feed in IBM Mashup Center. There is also a video available which complements the article.
A lot of enterprise information exists in mainframe applications thatare currently accessed using 3270 or 5250 consoles. If this mainframedata could be available in a format that allows it to be easilycombined with other data, either within the enterprise or available onthe Internet, business users could have the ability to harness thisdata to help solve business issues using a feature-rich, modern browserinterface
So wouldn't it be great to have a way to take some of your legacy "green screen" 3270 mainframe applications such as
and convert that data into a data feed which can be used within a loan officer dashboard like the following:
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