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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

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

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



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

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



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



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 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

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

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 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

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, including log records, clickstreams, social media data, news feeds, email, electronic sensor output and even some transactional data.

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

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