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Analyst reports

Analytics: A blueprint for value

Analytics: A blueprint for value - Converting big data and analytics insights into results.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014


Gartner Hype Cycle for Big Data, 2013

Big data is a phenomenon of data usage closely linked to the "Information Age." This Gartner Hype Cycle will help enterprise information strategists separate differing approaches and technology solutions in order to find a new way of working with huge amounts of information that will be the new norm.

Last updated: 06 Dec 2013


Analytics - The real-world use of big data in consumer products

With extensive supply chains, unique brands and variations, and millions of customers, consumer products companies rely on information to keep products moving from supply to store.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


Big data and analytics in travel and transportation

In today’s instrumented and interconnected world, unprecedented amounts of data, much of it non-standard, are captured from almost every kind of system or event.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


Business case for enterprise big data deployments: Comparing costs, benefits and risks for use of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and open source Apache Hadoop

As use of Hadoop-based systems has spread beyond social media companies, many users have found that Hadoop requires a great deal of manual coding – and that skills shortages can slow new project starts and magnify deployment times and costs.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


IBM sheds light on the Big Blue business of information governance by 451 Research

With the focus on initiatives such as Big Data and advanced analytics, the need to manage and deliver of trusted, high quality data has never been more important. IBM is known across industry as a leading provider of solutions for information integration and governance.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2013


Analytics: The real-world use of big data in consumer products

With extensive supply chains, unique brands and variations, and millions of customers, consumer products companies rely on information to keep products moving from supply to store.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2013


IBM's New Moves in Big Data: Acceleration, Optimization, and an Open Source Alternative (Clabby Analytics)

In a major, multi-faceted announcement, IBM announced April 2, 2013 that it will soon deliver “speed-of-thought” analytics using DB2 “BLU” acceleration, improvements in its Big Insights and Stream products, and a tuned-for-Hadoop PureData System.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2013


Analytics: The real-world use of big data in consumer products

With extensive supply chains, unique brands and variations, and millions of customers, consumer products companies rely on information to keep products moving from supply to store.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


IBM's New Moves in Big Data: Acceleration, Optimization, and an Open Source Alternative (Clabby Analytics)

In a major, multi-faceted announcement, IBM announced April 2, 2013 that it will soon deliver “speed-of-thought” analytics using DB2 “BLU” acceleration, improvements in its Big Insights and Stream products, and a tuned-for-Hadoop PureData System. IBM also announced time series improvements in Informix database line.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


Market Overview: Enterprise Search (Forrester)

According to Forrester Research, Inc., enterprise search is a critical component of your business strategy when all of your information is NOT all managed in one place—which is the case with every large organization.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2013


Executive Summary: Business case for enterprise big data deployments: Comparing costs, benefits and risks for use of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and open source Apache Hadoop

As use of Hadoop-based systems has spread beyond social media companies, many users have found that Hadoop requires a great deal of manual coding – and that skills shortages can slow new project starts and magnify deployment times and costs.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


STAC Report: Comparison of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition with Adaptive MapReduce and Apache Hadoop

Learn in this report about a new InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop feature that leverages high-performance computing technology from IBM Platform Computing.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


Architecting a Big Data Platform for Analytics

In this vibrant market, software technology continues to improve with advances in analytical relational database technology, as well as the emergence of mobile and collaborative BI. Read the report for more information.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Architecting a Big Data Platform for Analytics by Mike Ferguson

Typically, a history of business activity is built up over a number of years allowing organizations to use business intelligence (BI) tools to analyze, compare and report on business performance over time. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big Data and Analytics Key to Accountable Care Success

The intent of this paper is to provide insights into: ● The role of Big Data and analytics in driving successful accountable care ● The definition of Big Data and analytics and the healthcare use cases ● The benefits and challenges related to Big Data and analytics

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big Data Comes of Age

This report amines some key questions around the opportunity of Big Data. The study which consists of 255 Big Data business and IT professionals responded to an invitation to talk about their Big Data plans and implementations.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Control And Protect Sensitive Information In The Era Of Big Data

This report outlines the future look of Forrester's solution for security and risk executives seeking to develop a holistic strategy to protect and manage sensitive data.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Data-driven healthcare organizations use big data analytics for big gains

Learn the value that data and analytics provide, and gives examples of organizations that are already leveraging a wide range of big data capabilities to deliver clinical and financial benefits

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Delivering Trusted Information for Big Data and Data Warehousing: A Foundation for More Effective Decision-Making

In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government

This report approaches Big Data from the perspective of the key mission imperatives government agencies must address, the challenges and the opportunities posed by the explosion in data, and the business and inherent value Big Data can provide.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Innovating with Operational Intelligence: Deriving Competitive Advantage from Business and IT Event Data

Download this independent report on operational intelligence best practices and the potential benefits of faster, more accurate operational decision-making for competitive advantage.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Market Overview: Enterprise Search

Forrester evaluated 12 enterprise search vendors that vary widely in their brand awareness, cost, and ease of use. Google, Autonomy, and Microsoft are the most well-known names; they own a large portion of the existing market.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

Discover how to manage the zoo-like atmosphere created by large volumes of data. This white paper goes in depth.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Getting Big Value from Big Data

This Ventana Research Perspective highlights the most common data sources used by enterprises and how organizations are using big data capabilities to analyze more data and increase the speed of analysis.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012


IBM big data platform for healthcare

The IBM big data platform for healthcare is an enterprise-class platform that addresses the variety, volume and velocity of healthcare data to help accelerate the impact of health outcomes analytics, care and disease management, life sciences research, and clinical, financial, and operational analytics

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012


Maximizing the Value Provided by a Big Data Platform (Branham Group)

This analyst report focuses on how organizations can discover the value hidden within big data and how best to deliver that insight to its decision-makers and management while keeping tight reins on the monitoring and management of these changing topologies.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012


Big returns from big data

Nucelus Research found that organizations can earn an incremental ROI of 241 percent by using Big Data capabilities to examine large and complex data sets.

Last updated: 01 May 2012


IBM Predicts the Future

IBM is the first major vendor to embrace the predictive analytics space, and they are setting the bar in terms of customer expectations. In this report, we discuss the move to analytics and take a look at what IBM is bringing to the table.

Last updated: 02 Nov 2010

 

Announcement letters

IBM InfoSphere Streams V2.0 extends streaming analytics, simplifies development of streaming applications, and improves performance

Streams enables continuous and fast analysis of massive volumes of moving data to help improve the speed of business insight and decision making.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2011


IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0 delivers a wide range of features and functions designed to improve usability, and simplify application development

Delivers a wide range of new features and functions designed to improve usability and simplify application development. A new common application deployment, with rich UI, accelerates development time, helps gather run-time insights, and allows for easy expansion into the big data platform.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2011

 

Books

Stream computing in the cloud

Stream Computing in the Cloud: quickly deploy real-time analytics.

Last updated: 09 Jun 2014


Empower security analysts with big data analytics

Big data security solutions help security professionals sift through massive amounts of both internal and external information.

Last updated: 31 Mar 2014


The Big Data Imperative - Why Information Governance Must Be Addressed Now

Aberdeen has long illustrated the benefits of well-managed, trustworthy data, and the problems associated with poor data quality. As data volumes rapidly expand and data environments become more complex, what were once small nuisances evolve into massive, company-wide problems.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2013


The Big Data Imperative - Why Information Governance Must Be Addressed Now

Aberdeen has long illustrated the benefits of well-managed, trustworthy data, and the problems associated with poor data quality. As data volumes rapidly expand and data environments become more complex, what were once small nuisances evolve into massive, company-wide problems.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


Harness the Power of Big Data: The IBM Big Data Platform

Discover how to manage the zoo-like atmosphere created by large volumes of data. This white paper goes in depth.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013

 

Briefs

Business Case for Enterprise Big Data Deployments: Comparing Costs, Benefits and Risks for Use of IBM InfoSphere Streams and Open Source Storm

Real-time analytics processing has been gaining popularity in the big data world. The ability to process large, multi-structured data at unprecedented speeds is helping companies in many industries leverage new information for insight.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2013


Business Case for Enterprise Big Data Deployments: Comparing Costs, Benefits and Risks for Use of IBM InfoSphere Streams and Open Source Storm

Real-time analytics processing has been gaining popularity in the big data world. The ability to process large, multi-structured data at unprecedented speeds is helping companies in many industries leverage new information for insight.

Last updated: 02 Aug 2013


IBM big data solutions for digital media

Dealing with the volume, velocity and variety of big data is a growing challenge. The IBM big data platform works to aggregate customer information across multiple sources, including data from call centers, point-of-sale systems, websites, social media and outbound marketing campaigns.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012


IBM enterprise big data platform in energy and utilities

IBM enterprise big data provides a comprehensive, integrated and industrial strength platform to address the full spectrum of big data energy and utility challenges, such as smart meter/smart grid data.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012

 

Brochures

InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop Quick Start Edition

Enter InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop Quick Start Edition. Read the brochure to find out how you can get started with Quick Start.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014


InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition

The brochure introduces IBM InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition: a free, downloadable, nonproduction version that lets you explore and evaluate real-time analytics from IBM.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014

 

Data sheets

Enhance the 360-degree view of your customer

Gaining a full understanding of each customer-what makes them tick, why they buy, how they prefer to shop, why they switch, what they’ll buy next, what factors lead them to recommend a company to others-is strategic for virtually every organization.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


IBM accelerators for big data

As part of IBM Big Data Platform, the accelerators help organizations integrate and manage full variety, velocity and volume of data; apply advanced analytics to information in its native form; visualize all available data for adhoc analysis; and build new analytic applications based on workload optimization and scheduling.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer

IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer provides an enterprise-wide solution for secure, federated search, navigation and discovery and search across all of an organization’s information assets.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Outbound Call Center Optimization

In a challenging economy, executives must find innovative ways to maximize sales and develop new revenue streams. By providing unified access to the information call center agents, IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer allows call centers to overcome challenges and focus on the sales functions critical to driving revenue.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


IBM InfoSphere Streams version 2.0 delivers real-time analytic processing

IBM InfoSphere Streams enables continuous and extremely fast analysis of massive volumes of data in motion to help gain insights and drastically improve decision making.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2011

 

Information centers

IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center v3.1

This information center contains the product documentation, support information, and links to related resources.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2013


IBM InfoSphere Streams v3.0 Information Center

The IBM® InfoSphere® Streams Information Center gives you access to the information that you need to install and use the InfoSphere Streams product and features.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2012


IBM InfoSphere Streams Information Center

This information center contains the product documentation, support information, and links to related resources.

Last updated: 26 Apr 2010

 

Solution sheets

IBM big data solutions deliver insight and relevance for digital media

Learn how the big data platform can help your organization reduce data latency, manage complexity and cost, and deliver accurate marketing results to improve return on investment.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014


Operations Analysis Use Case

Read this paper to learn how you can gain real-time insights, become more proactive, identify and investigate anomalies and monitor end-to-end infrastructure.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014


Big Data Exploration

Learn how Big data exploration addresses the needs of organizations at multiple points in their big data journey.

Last updated: 07 Apr 2014


Using big data discovery for better outcomes and operations in the government big data landscape

Big data discovery for government provides federated search, discovery and navigation capabilities over the entire ecosystem of structured and unstructured enterprise content so you can safely and securely uncover all of ur information assets regardless of format or source.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


Leverage big data to fight claims fraud

Leverage big data to fight claims fraud

Last updated: 18 Sep 2013


Leverage big data to fight claims fraud

Leverage big data to fight claims fraud

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


Unleash the power of big data on maritime security. Turn the variety, velocity and veracity of information into the first line of maritime defense.

The IBM vision of maritime domain awareness equips your analysts with a commercial, off-the-shelf framework for real-time and predictive activity-based analytics.Users can bring to bear the full power of big data, everaging streaming analytics, link analysis across structured and unstructured data sources.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


IBM Readiness Assessment for big data

Big data offers organizations new ways to use enterprise data to deepen business insights and extend competitive advantage. Yet many companies are unsure of where to start. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013

 

White papers

SQL-on-Hadoop without compromise

See how Big SQL 3.0 from IBM delivers speed, portability and robust functionality in SQL-on-Hadoop solutions.

Last updated: 09 May 2014


IBM InfoSphere Streams: Redefining real-time analytics processing

The goal of InfoSphere Streams is to radically extend the state of the art in information processing by simultaneously addressing several technical challenges.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2014


Delivering insights and value to consumer product companies through big data

This white paper provides an overview of the state of big data today and describes how consumer products companies can benefit from new technologies, how big data implementations help manufacturers improve outcomes and increase customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


Smarter digital banking with big data

By combining mobile technology with big data and analytics, a bank can respond in near real-time to increase customer satisfaction with each interaction. Over time, these successful interactions help improve the bank’s up-sell and cross-sell efforts and incrementally build lifetime customer value and loyalty.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2013


Addressing government challenges with big data analytics

Big data, which is defined as large volumes and wide varieties of data that are sometimes delivered at high velocities, is already being collected by many government organizations— and new data is being generated at rapidly accelerating rates.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2013


The top five ways to get started with big data

Despite the increased focus on big data over the past few years, most organizations are still talking about what big data is rather than focusing on what problems big data can address.Through customer surveys,analyst reports, more than 300 customer and prospect discussions and hundreds of big data solutions implementations.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2013


Delivering insights and value to consumer product companies through big data

This white paper provides an overview of the state of big data today and describes how CP companies can benefit from new technologies, how big data implementations help manufacturers improve outcomes and increase customer loyalty and satisfaction, what companies need to consider when deploying big data solutions.

Last updated: 02 Aug 2013


Addressing government challenges with big data analytics

Big data, which is defined as large volumes and wide varieties of data that are sometimes delivered at high velocities, is already being collected by many government organizations; and new data is being generated at rapidly accelerating rates.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


Smarter digital banking with big data

Smarter digital banking with big data

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


The top five ways to get started with big data

Despite the increased focus on big data over the past few years, most organizations are still talking about what big data is rather than focusing on what problems big data can address.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013


The Customer Capable Organization

Discover how customer-facing professionals (CFPs) in your company can stay informed about customers, their needs, your products and services, and how to best apply your products and services to those needs.

Last updated: 18 Apr 2013


Harnessing the power of big data for insurance

Big data is becoming an important “natural resource” for insurance companies. If they can simplify the discovery, extraction and refinement of big data, they can empower users to easily run queries and generate new insights that help transform the business.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013


Tapping the power of big data for the oil and gas industry

Learn how searching and analyzing large volumes and varieties of competitive intelligence, such as news about competitive mergers, acquisitions or new investments, can substantially improve strategic decision making.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013


The future of insurance

Discover how paradigm shifts in the insurance industry follow paradigm shifts in the underlying computing technology.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013


Data warehouse augmentation: the queryable data store

Big data does not spell extinction for the data warehouse. On the contrary, big data problems can be better addressed by an enhanced data warehouse. And big data technology can be used to augment the warehouse’s value.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


Smarter digital banking with big data

Smarter digital banking with big data.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


What's the big deal about Big SQL? Introducing relational DBMS users to IBM SQL technology for Hadoop

This paper introduces you to Big SQL, answering many of the common questions that relational database management system (DBMS) users have about this IBM technology.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2013


A Better Customer Experience: Why CRM Alone Is Insufficient for Competitive Differentiation

CRM applications are essential for managing customer information and delivering quality experiences across all customer-facing touch-points. But a CRM application alone is insufficient for ensuring that your company is more rigorously attentive and responsive to your customers than your competitors are. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big data, bigger outcomes

Big Data solutions can help organizations personalize care, engage patients, reduce variability and costs, and improve quality. Once Big Data is managed and integrated, organizations can apply analytics to better understand the clinical and operational states of their business.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big data: New insights transform industries

Organizations today are collecting tremendous volumes of data, generated by a wide variety of sources, often at extreme velocities. This is “big data”—the millions of stock trades, call detail records (CDRs), social media posts and patient test results produced every single day. Learn more.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big data analytics: Disruptive technologies for changing the game

Unlike many other Big Data Analytics blogs and books that cover the basics and technological underpinnings, this book brings a practitioner’s view to Big Data Analytics. The author has drawn the material from a large number of workshops and interviews with business and IT leaders.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Big data analytics for communications service providers

This paper defines what big data analytics mean to CSPs, provides an overview of their most valuable uses in telecommunications, outlines what companies must look for as they adopt new big data analytics solutions and discusses how IBM can help.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Capitalize on the power of big data to transform marketing

Leading marketers in retail, banking, telecommunications, digital media, travel and transportation and other industries have already started to take advantage of big data to effect change. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Capitalizing on the power of big data for retail

With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. When consumers interact with retailers publically through social media, they have greater power to influence other customers or damage a brand.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Data-driven healthcare organizations use big data analytics for big gains

Rising costs, chronic illness, an aging population and a shortage of professionals are forcing massive changes in the healthcare industry. To gain insight into how they can improve service while reducing costs, healthcare payers and providers are turning to data and analytics.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Data Profit vs. Data Waste

Data waste occurs when companies do not fully utilize the wealth of data that they already have. This problem has become highly prevalent because companies have implemented so many systems over the past decade or more – from high-end databases and applications to email and basic desktop productivity tools. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Getting the most out of big data

In an era of intense competition and market volatility, banks need strategies for getting the most out of data for two key activities—customer interaction and liquidity risk management. The following white paper shows how big data impacts these important aspects of the financial services industry

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Jump-starting collaboration with social search

As examples in this paper show, social search provides the means to go beyond just finding information to actually freeing it from the confines of applications, allowing organizations to increase collaboration and accelerate innovation, all while gaining valuable insight into the collective intelligence of the organization.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Scaling Strategies for Mission-Critical Search Applications

Truly scalable enterprise information discovery and navigation deployments must be able to continuously provide a high-performance solution as both the amount of information and the number of users that depend on the solution increase

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Smart Grid Analytics: All That Remains to be Ready is You

Thanks to the Smart Grid, the utilities industry is awash in data. One electric utility says its meter data management (MDM) database holds 30 terabytes of information, including meter event data, alerts, health status updates and over 75 billion meter reads per year. Learn more

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


The value of InfoSphere BigInsights

Helps firms discover and analyze business insights hidden in large volumes of a diverse range of data.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


The value of InfoSphere BigInsights

Helps firms discover and analyze business insights hidden in large volumes of a diverse range of data, including log records, clickstreams, social media data, news feeds, email, electronic sensor output and even some transactional data.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Three ways to improve your SharePoint Deployment

Significantly boost knowledge worker productivity, accelerate business processes, drive greater innovation in R&D, more consistently discover emerging market opportunities, optimize security and compliance processes, and reduce the cost of information ownership.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013


Managing big data for smart grids and smart meters

This paper examines the business requirements, technical challenges and IBM solutions for a variety of data-driven decision-making and planning imperatives in the energy and utilities industry.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2012


Intelligent Transportation Systems Using IBM InfoSphere Streams

The system developed by IBM Research and KTH can collect raw traffic related information from a large number of data sources and provides a detailed picture of the traffic conditions in real-time. The system can identify patterns, and raise alerts when abnormal patterns are detected.

Last updated: 01 Jun 2012


Real-Time Analysis for Intensive Care

IBM InfoSphere Streams delivers a powerful infrastructure that enables complex analytics on moving streams of traditional and non-traditional data sources.

Last updated: 01 Jun 2012


Build an effective data integration strategy to drive innovation

This thought leadership white paper highlights five key questions business leaders should ask to ensure the data integration approach they use delivers reliable, high-quality data to strategic target systems.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2012


System S – Stream Computing at IBM Research

To provide breakthrough technologies that enable aggressive production and management of information and knowledge from relevant data, which must be extracted from enormous volumes of potentially unimportant data.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2008