The benefits of big data analytics: You don't have to know what question to ask
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Yes, you heard that right: According to IBMers Rob Thomas and Dan Gisolfi, the timeline to grab actual insight from sifting through enormous datasets is becoming shorter every day. One reason is that while your system gathers the multi-petabyte mountains of disparate, complex, structured and unstructured data, whether it's resting in a repository or enroute from a web-user's button click, your intelligent analytics software is recognizing and highlighting the trends so that it provides you with both the question AND the answer. Rob and Dan talk with developerWorks' Steve Curtis about the touchpoints between big data analytics and cloud computing.
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