Tag: Big Data technology

Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

One of the most important steps for creating data visualizations is selecting which aspects, features or dimensions of the data to present—in other words, letting the data dictate the visualization. Unlike school assignments, data scientists and professionals rarely receive project that provides the same clear guidance they received as children. There is no longer a … Continue reading Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

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Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Big data is all about Velocity, Variety and Volume, and the greatest of these is Variety. At least it causes the greatest misunderstanding. Variety, in this context, alludes to the wide variety of data sources and formats that may contain insights to help organizations to make better decisions. Everything from our existing database records of … Continue reading Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Building a big data center of excellence

Building a big data center of excellence

In today’s business world big data can be a vital competitive differentiator for organizations. Traditionally, businesses needed to limit the scope of the data that they could use to make the critical decisions for driving successful business outcomes. Big data solutions have eased many of those limitations, so organizations can look at far more data … Continue reading Building a big data center of excellence

Big Data at NASA

Big Data at NASA

Data already is the new currency and is at the heart of everything digital. I like to repeat the adage, “Data becomes Information, becomes Knowledge, becomes Wisdom”. And “It’s all about the data”. So why do we send up probes, sensors or satellites — for the data? I’d like to touch upon some mission critical … Continue reading Big Data at NASA

Top tips for securing big data environments

Top tips for securing big data environments

Why big data doesn’t have to mean big security challenges What is big data? Big data spans four dimensions: volume, velocity, variety and veracity. Volume: Every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated from new and traditional sources including climate sensors, social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, cell phone GPS … Continue reading Top tips for securing big data environments

Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

Internet of Things technology continues to grow at a fascinating pace, and increasing opportunities to innovate in an Internet of Things world proliferate. The skill and technology layers needed to make the Internet of Things a reality for today’s world starts with machine learning, deep learning, graph databases and real-time data management. And they continue … Continue reading Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

IBM has a long history of working in open technology. IBM has directly contributed to the open source movement's success. It was 20 years + ago that IBM's strong support for Linux with patent pledges and significant technical resources and investment in the face of some of the legal uncertainty surrounding its use that brought … Continue reading Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source