IBM Db2 - The Ultimate Database for Cloud, Analytics & Mobile
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I keep getting asked "Why is Spark so popular?" My view is it comes down to addressing Four major requirements :
(1) Easy access to the right data - spark abstracts a lot of complexities when accessing data and handles it in a uniform way using Resilient Distributed Data Sets and DataFrames - more on this in other blogs. It can access local and remote data - depends on how critical performance is.
(2) Cognitive capabilities - the machine learning capabilities enables Spark…Continue
I have pondered this concept of "digital business" for sometime. So I approached Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg recently. He has agreed to present his view of what it means on an upcoming webcast on July 28. In summary, the Internet of Things, smart connected devices, mobile are driving a continuous information proliferation. While these forces might represent opportunity, chaos and potential threat simultaneously, a digital business will have the ability to spot and exploit…Continue
Any body watch the the launch of the IBM z13? Wow - what and incredible piece of technology. I blogged earlier back in December on mobile and analytics colliding. It really has created a new tipping point in the industry. Mobile iss driving business analytics to real time and analytics are gaining more insight from the tidal wave of mobile data and transactions that are being…Continue
How many dimensions are there to analyzing data? Strange question? Sit tight.....
When we analyze data we look for insights - meanings, patterns, correlation of events that might help us identify and lower risks - similarly with costs - or we might look for opportunities to increase market share, revenue and profit. We might want to understand what happened in the past and why; run what-if scenarios or try to predict what might happen next with degrees of confidence. We may want to…Continue
Isn’t that the mantra of organizations wanting answers and insights? IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator gives you the answers you need 2000 times faster. As part of your analytics infrastructure Accelerator helps transform your computing platform into a uber-efficient hybrid transactional and analytics processing solution. Simply plug it into your infrastructure and without any user intervention or changes to your existing systems, answers to the most complex queries are slashed from hours to…Continue