Tag: analytics

IBM Seeks Data Science Unity with New Spark-Based ‘Experience’

Jun 7, 2016 |

IBM today launched what it’s calling the first enterprise application for data science collaboration. Called the Data Science Experience, the free, cloud-based offering is aimed at enabling data scientists to perform tasks like prepping data and building machine learning models in an open and shared environment. Developed on Apache Spark, IBM likens the Data Science Experience to an integrated development environment (IDE) where data scientists have a place to do their work. Data scientists can work with the software, which Read more…

New IBM Data Analytics Software Targets Workload Management, Spark Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

IBM announced additions today to the infrastructure layer of its high performance data analytics software portfolio, including “cognitive features,” such as scheduling and resource management, and capabilities aimed at easing adoption of Spark. The new software-defined infrastructure products – in which the data center is managed, provisioned and automated by software regardless of compute, storage or network components – called IBM Spectrum Computing, are intended to reduce the complexity of performance-intensive data analytics and machine learning implementations. They replace IBM’s Read more…

Smart Billboards Powered by Data Analytics

May 25, 2016 |

If you thought it was a coincidence that a digital billboard displayed an advertisement for a handbag you just checked out at a high-end retailer downtown, think again–that digital billboard advertisement was, indeed, meant for you. Well, maybe not for you, in particular. But somebody like you. Thanks to companies’ unprecedented capability to track people’s movements via cell phones and categorize their interests, the age of the smart billboard is here. It may seem a little creepy to some people, Read more…

Big Data Doesn’t Always Mean Better Business

May 24, 2016 |

There is an unprecedented volume of data being created, with an unprecedented number of people around the world regularly producing and storing data. Research shows that 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the last two years alone. This may not be news to those of us who plan for, manage, or process this barrage of data, but questions still remain about best practices when taking on infrastructure changes to address big data in a big Read more…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data Read more…

Why Winning Politics Is Now Tied to Big Data Analytics

May 10, 2016 |

One of the storylines in this year’s presidential election is how both major political parties are using big data analytics to inform their decisions and try to get ahead. But what you may not realize is how pervasive big data has become up and down the ticket. Here’s an inside look at how two of the leading analytic firms are helping their parties win with analytics. In the last two general elections, the capability of Barack Obama’s campaign team to Read more…

Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

Apr 28, 2016 |

Who is Pitney Bowes? For some, the 96-year-old company is synonymous with 20th century technology, like mailing machines and postage meters. But after Tuesday’s launch of its new Commerce Cloud, it’s clear the company sees its future helping small and midsize businesses better navigate the global commerce, with data and analytics playing key roles. Tuesday’s launch of the Commerce Cloud is the culmination of several years of work to remake Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PTI) into a modern digital organization. Yes, the Read more…

10 Signs of a Bad Data Scientist

Apr 19, 2016 |

Data scientists are in hot demand and companies that previously didn’t even know what the job entailed are now scouring the world for the very best. The problem is, what is the best? As with anything, there are good and bad data scientists and they are a serious investment. Get a lemon and you could be counting the cost for a good long while. Facebook rely on the very best data scientists to come up with new and innovative features Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. As we look to the future, the field of deep learning on GPUs is poised to carry the big data analytics torch forward into Read more…

Data Warehouse Market Ripe for Disruption, Gartner Says

Mar 14, 2016 |

While mega-vendors with names like IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) continue to lead the data warehousing space, shifts in the market are creating opportunities for smaller vendors to innovate in areas like cloud deployments and streaming data, Gartner says in its latest Magic Quadrant report. Disruption is accelerating in the market for data warehousing solutions, Gartner says in its February report. New requirements–such as the need to store and analyze an increasingly diverse array of data types–are leading Read more…