Last week I attended the IBM Big Data at the Speed of Business event at IBM’s Research facility in Almaden. At this analyst event IBM announced multiple capabilities around its big data initiative including its new BLU Acceleration and IBM PureData System for Hadoop. Additionally, new versions of Infosphere Big Insights and Infosphere Streams (for data… Continue reading 3 Takeaways from the IBM Big Data Event
Five Best Practices for Text Analytics
It's been a while since I updated my blog and a lot has changed. In January, I made the move to TDWI as Research Director for Advanced Analytics. I'm excited to be there, although I miss Hurwitz & Associates. One of the last projects I worked on while at Hurwitz & Associates was the… Continue reading Five Best Practices for Text Analytics
Hadoop + MapReduce + SQL + Big Data and Analytics: RainStor
As the volume and variety of data continues to increase, we’re going to see more companies entering the market with solutions to address big data and compliant retention and business analytics. One such company is RainStor, which while not a new entrant (with over 150 end-customers through direct sales and partner channels) has recently started… Continue reading Hadoop + MapReduce + SQL + Big Data and Analytics: RainStor
Four Vendor Views on Big Data and Big Data Analytics Part 1: Attensity
I am often asked whether it is the vendors or the end users who are driving the Big Data market. I usually reply that both are. There are early adopters of any technology that push the vendors to evolve their own products and services. The vendors then show other companies what can be done with… Continue reading Four Vendor Views on Big Data and Big Data Analytics Part 1: Attensity
Four Findings from the Hurwitz & Associates Advanced Analytics Survey
Hurwitz & Associates conducted an online survey on advanced analytics in January 2011. Over 160 companies across a range of industries and company size participated in the survey. The goal of the survey was to understand how companies are using advanced analytics today and what their plans are for the future. Specific topics included: -… Continue reading Four Findings from the Hurwitz & Associates Advanced Analytics Survey
Five requirements for Advanced Analytics
The other day I was looking at the analytics discussion board that I moderate on the Information Management site. I had posted a topic entitled “the value of advanced analytics.” I noticed that the number of views on this topic was at least 3 times as many as on other topics that had been posted… Continue reading Five requirements for Advanced Analytics
Can You Increase Your Website Rank?
No one really knows Google’s page ranking algorithm. However, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) companies try hard to get you to spend money with them in order to increase your page rank and results within a search engine (Search Engine Results Page or SERP). I had a very interesting conversation with Shawn Bishop, CEO of RankPay… Continue reading Can You Increase Your Website Rank?
Do we need the semantic web?
What kinds of applications do we need a semantic web for? Is the semantic web practical? These questions (among others) were posed by Jamie Taylor of Metaweb Technologies to a group of panelists at the Text Analytics Summit last week. The panelists were no lightweights. They included Vladimir Zelevinsky from Endeca, Ron Kaplan from Microsoft,… Continue reading Do we need the semantic web?
Thoughts from the 6th annual Text Analytics Summit
I just returned from the 6th annual Text Analytics Summit in Boston. It was an enjoyable conference, as usual. Larger players such as SAP and IBM both had booths at the show alongside pure play vendors Clarabridge, Attensity, Lexalytics, and Provalis Research. This was good to see and it underscores the fact that platform players… Continue reading Thoughts from the 6th annual Text Analytics Summit
What about Analytics in Social Media monitoring?
I was speaking to a client the other day. This company was very excited about tracking its brand using one of the many listening posts out on the market. As I sat listening to him, I couldn’t help but think that a) it was nice that his company could get its feet wet in social… Continue reading What about Analytics in Social Media monitoring?