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MongoDB Users Discuss Their NoSQL Journeys

Jun 26, 2017 |

NoSQL databases account for a very small fraction of the overall database market, yet this segment is growing much faster than the overall market. What’s driving this big demand in NoSQL? Read more…

Getting Hyped for Deep Learning Configs

Jun 5, 2017 |

As deep learning goes mainstream, early practitioners are finding creative new ways to harness huge collections of unstructured data. But they’re also realizing how critical it is to tune one’s model for optimal performance. Read more…

How Pandora Uses Kafka

May 31, 2017 |

As a big Hadoop user, Pandora Media is no stranger to distributed processing technologies. But when the music streaming service decided to transition its ad tracking system from a batch-oriented system into a real-time one, it brought in a new technological underpinning to serve as the core foundational element. Read more…

Overcoming the Quant Crunch

May 30, 2017 |

Think it’s hard to find trained data scientists in the job market now? According to a new report from IBM dubbed “The Quant Crunch,” the shortage will grow so big in the years to come that it could derail the delivery of big data benefits that we all expect. Read more…

Predicting Hurricane Damage with Machine Learning

May 22, 2017 |

Next week marks the start of a hurricane season that weather experts predict will generate an above-average number of tropical storms. While there’s no stopping a hurricane, data scientists with The Weather Company hope to give those in the path of a big storm more accurate predictions of damage so they can better prepare. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM Throws In with Hortonworks’ Hadoop

Jun 13, 2017 |

IBM and Hortonworks will distribute each other’s products as part of a major extension of their strategic partnership unveiled today at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit in San Jose, California.

As part of the deal, IBM will distribute HortonworksRead more…

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

May 10, 2017 |

A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks to hours with a new, distributed version of TensorFlow running on clusters. Read more…

Kinetica Gets Fuzzy with In-GPU Algorithms

May 8, 2017 |

Fuzzy Logix made its name by providing analytics that ran inside MPP databases, giving customers a 10x to 100x performance boost compared to standard relational databases. Now that it’s ported its library of algorithms to run atop Kinetica’s GPU-based database, customers can expect to see performance gains of up to 500x more. Read more…

IBM Broadens Collaboration on Anaconda

Apr 17, 2017 |

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

Sisense Adds Machine Learning to BI Platform

Apr 13, 2017 |

Machine learning continues to make serious inroads in big data markets, most notably in the automation of tedious business intelligence tasks. Among the emerging applications is discerning and highlighting patterns in enterprise data, then alerting users in real time to any anomalies. Read more…

This Just In

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

Skillsoft and IBM Research Unveil New Applications for Big Data in Learning and Talent Development

May 19, 2015 |

May 19–At its 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives customer conference in Orlando, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, will present live demonstrations of the latest next-generation adaptive capabilities the company has been developing with IBM Research over the past 18 months. Read more…

Forrester Research Recognizes IBM as a Leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions

May 2, 2014 |IBM today announced that Forrester Research has recognized IBM as a leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions and cited its advanced analytics tools, global presence, and implementation services. Read more…

IBM Unveils New Power Systems Servers

Apr 24, 2014 |IBM today debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for new innovation. Read more…

IBM Creates Big Data & Business Analytics Center in Greece

Apr 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…