Big Data

IBM Advances Big Data Platform, PureData System For Hadoop

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To expand on its Big Data platform, IBM has announced new technologies for data acceleration and new Hadoop System advancements, including an industry-first innovation called “BLU Acceleration,” which combines a number of techniques to dramatically improve analytical performance and simplify administration. Read More

Big Week For Big Data

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It’s been a week full of big events for big data and analytics. In the news: MapR closes $30 million in funding, Hortonworks expands its European operations, and Gartner sees Big Data entering “trough of disillusionment.” Read More

IBM Watson Could be Offered as Technology as a Service

The IBM Watson supercomputer.

IBM Watson – a cognitive computer – starred on Jeopardy! a few years ago. Today, IBM is experimenting with offering a way to reach Watson through a cloud service, and recently asked USC students for creative ways to apply Watson to business and social challenges. Read More

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