Big Data as part of an enterprise data strategy

Posted by Christian Franklin

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3/19/12 4:16 PM

Working with big data is becoming an integral part of the enterprise data strategy at many organizations - and they are looking to deploy a platform that allows them to manage the data from the moment it enters their enterprise. A number of vendors are crafting enterprise ready platforms in an effort to improve time to value (and generate license revenue).

For more information on big data, download this research report - or for how big data sets can be used, view this short video by Mike Olson from Cloudera at the recent Strata Conference.

Much of our recent work involves meshing the world of big data with more traditional data warehousing techniques and capabilities. Our evaluation of the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights platform exhibits strengths particularly when real-time analysis of data streams is part of the use case.  We also see a strong value proposition when IBM Netezza appliance factors in particularly with Healthcare providers, telecoms and firms in the utilities business.

IBM's Platform and Vision for big data (source: IBM DeveloperWorks):

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Contact us if you would like more information on our work in this area. 

More Resources:

Learn more about IBM InfoSphere BigInsights:

  • Visit the Apache Hadoop website for details about Hadoop and related open source projects.

  • Watch the Big Data: FAQ's video to listen to IBM's Senior Solution Architect, Cindy Saracco discuss some of the frequently asked questions about IBM's Big Data platform and InfoSphere BigInsights.

  • Visit IBM's Big Data website to learn more about its big data platform and offerings.

  • Visit the InfoSphere Streams website for details on how IBM's platform supports streaming data.

  • Read a summary of a forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) about the growth of big data.



Topics: Analytics, Data Warehouse, Big Data