Podcasts

Using analytics for self-service business intelligence

January 19, 2015
Benny Cohen, founder and president of Knowledge Providers, Inc., has spent the last 35 years implementing business solutions for small and large organizations across North America. He spent some time with us to talk about “self-service BI” for decentralizing the consumption of data and described...

Data warehousing and analytics on the cloud

November 10, 2014
Learn about the new dashDB product, which makes a powerhouse of data warehousing and analytics technology accessible to everyone on the cloud. A fully managed service that can help IT professionals, data scientists and line of business analysts get up and running with insights from their data with...

Infrastructure imperatives for advanced analytics

August 4, 2014 | 26:45
Organizations today are increasingly dependent on analyzing large volumes of data for strategic and operational decisions—and doing it in a timely fashion. As C-suite executives come to rely on advanced analytics, the importance of a robust IT infrastructure cannot be overstated. Adrian Bowles,...

The first ever Forrester Wave for streaming analytics

July 21, 2014 | 13:38
Going, going...gone! That phrase has been used by auctioneers to indicate the final bid opportunity for a hot auction item. Now “going, going, gone” is being used in the world of big data. Why? Organizations realize that they need to act faster by analyzing streaming data and taking action in the...

Developing real-time applications through open source

July 13, 2014 | 17:44
IBM has a long and successful history with open source, from running Linux on IBM PCs to contributing initial codebase for Eclipse. We believe a mix of open source and closed source is the best way to drive adoption in the marketplace. Having the full support of a vendor like IBM can lower risk...

Juggler or high diver: How do you work in real time?

June 16, 2014 | 16:44
If you take a quick glance at any technology publication (and many business publications as well) you will likely see some reference to real-time. There’s real-time customer service, real-time marketing, real-time analytics and the list goes on. But what does real time mean? Is there a standard...

Managing big data with SQL-on-Hadoop

June 1, 2014 | 13:23
The relational database world has decades of research and experience optimizing SQL access and providing the needed capabilities for mission critical environments. Now, new SQL-on-Hadoop offerings are popping up, which is helping IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big...

"Zone Architecture" model explains how big data fits into IT strategy

May 26, 2014 | 15:06
Conceptually, big data can be difficult for people to understand. If they can't fully understand it, then it's difficult for them to see how it fits into their strategic IT plans. To help explain the concepts behind big data and its place in IT infrastructure, IBM has developed a "Zone Architecture...

Real-time analytics in the cloud

May 12, 2014 | 17:31
Cloud computing is gaining momentum, and for good reason. Some people consider it for overall IT cost savings, others are drawn to the promise of reduced capital expense and other people are looking to solve pressing IT issues. Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, joined us...

Big data innovations in retail

May 5, 2014 | 22:12
Nearly every company wants to acquire more customers and keep them longer. Yet in some ways, that’s more challenging now than ever with so many options available to consumers. But there is also tremendous opportunity for companies that are using data and analytics in creative and innovative ways....

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