With the start of the New Year comes new/revised project schedules, endless list of agile deliverables, new/maintenance projects, and the roulette of implementations. All of these efforts challenge the IT staff as no one talks about the business’ insatiable appetite for big data sliced/diced and where analytics is spread out across the corporation in a . . . → Read More: 3 Critical Factors for Big Data Analytics Performance
The latest release of the IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop is really taking off because of its great Hadoop SQL functionality, its SQL performance, and standard security model. These BigInsights’ Hadoop SQL attributes are making it easier and faster to implement than other Hadoop SQL competing frameworks and early client implementation successes continue to add . . . → Read More: Hadoop SQL: 4 Reasons Why BigInsights Is the Best
The recent partnership between IBM and Apple combines the expertise of the enterprise and user-friendly mobile application devices. The partnership takes advantage of the expertise of both companies along with leveraging the new IBM BLUMix Cloud infrastructure, the various software platforms and package choices, and many application development options offered. Within the new BLUMix cloud . . . → Read More: Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix Synergies
Mobile phone growth, sensor data recording, and social media updates feed big data into our systems. Whether your company likes it or not, startups and the competition are integrating big data and analytics into every aspect of their marketing, products, and operations. Big data system performance system and high-speed database designs have never been as . . . → Read More: 3 Important Big Data Design Points
Last week I talked about ways to choose meaningful analytics. Here are three more ways to make the analytics even better for your big data project.
Focus the analytics only on a specific business aspect. Last week I stressed analytical focus on the money aspects. This week we need to take that focus one . . . → Read More: Big Data: Three More Ways to Choose Meaningful Analytics
The NCAA tournament is going to start in a few weeks, and everyone is going to get their basketball winning prediction bracket ready. Quicken Loans, insured by Warren Buffet, is offering $1 billion dollar prize for anyone picking a prefect bracket for the NCAA . . . → Read More: Big Data: Three Ways to Choose Meaningful Analytics
The big data Hadoop hype is running into reality, and some companies are not liking Hadoop’s options and features. Following are some of the Hadoop facts that a friend of mine noted to explain why their company was migrating their big data project from Hadoop and into the DB2 z/OS environment.
Hadoop is not free. . . . → Read More: Why Hadoop Is Not the Big Data Solution
Today’s big data provides more analysis opportunities and puts greater pressure on every company’s business model to produce profits. Now big data analysis can be applied and used to optimize any and all phases of your company’s business model.
Customer sentiment, website clickstreams, sensor data, geo location data, all operations logs, and any structured or . . . → Read More: Three Ways to Pursue the Correct Big Data Project
After implementing a big database with billions of rows, it’s time to run your applications and reports. Hopefully, the database is partitioned so the applications can utilize parallelism and complete your application and reports quickly. When you begin to write your SQL against these tables, take into consideration the first set of DB2 SQL . . . → Read More: 5 Big Data SQL Performance Tips — Fixing Generated SQL
Everyone is talking about implementing analytics within their company or department and using the power of big data to gain a competitive advantage. Previously, I talked about how to get your analytics efforts going in this blog post (http://davebeulke.com/big-data-five-ways-to-get-analytics-started/). The truth is getting an analytics reporting process into everyday business activities is a difficult task. . . . → Read More: 5 Big Data Analytics Success Factors