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How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

April 4, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Data analytic applications built on a combination of IBM's DB2 BLU column-oriented data store and servers equipped with Intel's latest Xeon E7 v2 processors can run up to 148 times faster than if they were running on the standard row-oriented DB2 engine and first-gen Xeon E7 processors, the companies announced last month.Read more...

IBM Flushes Out Fraud with Big Data Analytics

IBM Flushes Out Fraud with Big Data Analytics

March 21, 2014 | Alex Woodie

When it comes to fraud, the relentless advanced of computer technology is a double-edge sword. On the one hand, it gives fraudsters creative new ways to perform and conceal their graft, but it also gives people new ways to protect themselves. The good guys got a leg up this week when IBM announced a major counter-fraud initiative that prominently features big data analytics.Read more...

IBM: News in Brief

Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

April 11, 2014

A pilot project using predictive modeling of data, some of it "unstructured," in electronic medical records helped identify thousands of patients in a Virginia health network at risk for developing heart failure.Read more...

Beware of Big Data Demonization, IBM Europe Chairman Says

Beware of Big Data Demonization, IBM Europe Chairman Says

March 25, 2014

One critique of technology comes from the German philosopher and neo-luddite Martin Heidegger, who saw technology as a mode in which natural entities, human beings for example, are viewed as resources to be exploited as a means to an end. Unlike full-bore luddites, the neo-prefixed variety do not oppose all forms of technology, rather the term refers to a "leaderless movement of passive resistance to consumerism and the increasingly bizarre and frightening technologies of the Computer Age,” according to a 1996 manifesto.Read more...

BMW Preempts Problems with Predictive Analytics

BMW Preempts Problems with Predictive Analytics

March 12, 2014

In another example of how organizations around the world are using big data and analytics to transform their business, IBM revealed that luxury carmaker BMW Group is deploying IBM's big data and analytics technology to address vulnerabilities early on in the production cycle. BMW is counting on the software to help it tackle some of the biggest challenges in the automotive industry: preventive maintenance, repairs and customer service.Read more...

Real-Life Miners Find Gold with Data Analytics

Real-Life Miners Find Gold with Data Analytics

March 6, 2014

Part of the fun of watching Discovery Channel's hit reality TV show "Gold Rush" is guessing which piece of equipment will break next. Will Todd Hoffman lose another excavator in the swamp? Or maybe Parker Schnabel will push his wash plant beyond the breaking point? It's good stuff, but in the real world of mining, equipment failures are no laughing matter. Now IBM and mining giant Thiess are using big data analytics to minimize their impact.Read more...

IBM Issues Challenge to Make Watson Mobile

IBM Issues Challenge to Make Watson Mobile

February 28, 2014

Ever since Watson proved its mettle on the Jeopardy quiz show nearly three years ago, IBM has been actively working to commercialize the cognitive computing technology. Having just launched the IBM Watson Group as a separate unit inside of IBM last month, Big Blue now wants to put the power of Watson in the palm of your hand.Read more...

IBM: This Just In

IBM Creates Big Data & Business Analytics Center in Greece

April 15, 2014

IBM has announced that it will establish a new Big Data and Business Analytics Center of Competence in Athens, Greece advancing its ability to deliver Big Data and Business Analytics technical and consulting capabilities in the region, drawing on an emerging generation of highly skilled local expertise.Read more...

BMW Deploying IBM Big Data & Analytics Technology

March 11, 2014

At the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover, IBM announced today that premium car manufacturer BMW Group is deploying IBM Big Data & Analytics technology to optimize products, repairs and maintenance. The use of predictive analytics helps to detect and fix vulnerabilities before new models are launched – and long before they might cause problems in series production.Read more...

Head of IBM Analytics Product Strategy Joins Pentaho

April 1, 2014

Delivering the future of analytics , Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has hired Christopher Dziekan as the company's chief product officer. Reporting directly to chairman and CEO Quentin Gallivan, Dziekan will lead Pentaho's effort to define future market requirements and drive the next wave of innovation around governed, blended big data discovery and advanced analytics.Read more...


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