Big Data and Analytics: IBM's Infosphere Streams, BigInsights and BigSheets for advanced analytics of Big Data
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Big Data is one of the hottest areas in IT right now, and IBM has a set of products that makes it very easy to get started in this very exciting space.
One of the key qualities of Big Data that totally differentiates it from what we have been used to, is that the sampling rate of today's eletronic data sources is so fast that Big Data for the most part is streaming data. And to read and absorb data streams we have IBM InfoSphere Streams.
With InfoSphere StreamsUsers are able to:
Now, you can actually go further than merely hooking up Infosphere Streams to BigInsight, you can also daisy chain a brand new IBM technology, BigSheets from our jStart group, for some really neat graphical effects. See picture at the top of this post. If that doesn't make you go whao you have no soul. The free RedBook InfoSphere Streams is worth reading for anyone interested in Big Data. Here is a pretty neat demo of BigInsights and Big Sheets, click on the video to play. A good intro to BigInsights can be found at this URL:Cynthia Saracco: Understanding InfoSphere BigInsights. An introduction for software architects and technical leaders
Those who are interested in Big Data and Hadoop and who live in the Bay Area should join the free Bay Area Hadoop Meetupgroup with over 2600 members. Stay tune for more on Big Data.