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Josh Prismon and Matt Beck came up next to walk through a 5 step plan for Big Marketing – Marketing in the era of Big Data. Admit you have a problem Stop interrupting and start understanding Create a personal dialogue guided by analytics Continuously improve your decisions Push out by building network effects The context for this [...]

Day 2 at IBM IMPACT kicked off with another IBM keynote. Dave Farrell got it started telling us that IBM got record attendance this year and that customers will be talking about how “business in motion” has helped them. First up is Jim King of BMI – a licensing and rights management company in the [...]

Les Rechan came up to discuss “realizing the value” with analytics for big data. Les reminds us that analytic organizations out perform others so its about using analytics not just data. Again he’s focused on time to insight (where I think the focus should  be time to action, not insight). Anyway he is focused on [...]

Michael Karasick from the Almaden lab came up next to discuss Big Data and its role in the IBM research agenda. Almaden’s mission is “science and data to extend human capability.” IBM invests heavily in 12 research labs around the world and focuses on pure research as well as R&D for products. Once a year [...]

Next up is Inhi Suh focusing on the Big Data platform announcements. She began by reiterating the various use cases Bob mentioned earlier: Enrich your information base by analyzing more data faster Improve customer interaction with richer view of customer Reduce risk and prevent fraud in security/intelligence Optimize infrastructure and monetize data Gain IT efficiency [...]

I am attending the IBM Big Data Management launch today and will do my best to blog it as it happens. Steve Mills, on video, kicked things off. Steve began by pointing out that the price performance boost of recent years has made a whole new class of use cases reasonable. In particular more data [...]

One of the sessions I am most looking forward to is next – Ryan Schmiedl and SAS’ view of Decision Management. Ryan kicks it off with examples of operational decision making – credit card approvals, car loan approval, claims payment. Decisions about transactions made in real-time or near real-time. These systems, Decision Management Systems, embed [...]

First Look – SQLStream

The move over recent years has been towards increasingly distributed processing of data, both in terms of the underlying model and in terms of the processing architectures available. More and more of this data is also streaming and SQLstream is focused on effective access to streaming big data. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San [...]

On the occasion of the Olympic Games opening ceremony I thought I would share one of my pet peeves about this and other sporing events – I can’t watch them. Now this is not because they are too commercial or because the human interest stories make me cringe (though they do, often) but because the games are [...]

I recently spent some time with the Bosch Software Innovations team (makers of Visual Rules, recently reviewed on the blog) and one of the topics of discussion was the Internet of Things – an area of research of great interest to Bosch as a whole. As Wikipedia puts it this refers to “uniquely identifiable objects (things) [...]

IBM made a big announcement about Decision Management today. They are marking what they see as a new era of computing, cognitive computing that allows us to build systems that learn and, in my words, make decisions. All these new technologies, analytics and more, are about making better decisions. As Mike Rodin put it, the [...]

First Look – Skytree Server

Skytree is singularly focused on advanced analytics, machine learning on massive datasets. They have been in development for several years and are based in Silicon Valley (with engineering teams there and in Atlanta) and the product was officially launched in 2012. They believe that machine learning will be at the core of solutions for big [...]

First Look – Rapid-I

Rapid-I provides open source software for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining. Incorporated in 2006, they are based in Dortmund Germany and have been working on RapidMiner since 2001. They have over 35,000 production deployments and more than 400 customers in 40 countries. Banking and financial services is their largest market followed by Pharma [...]

Eric Yau kicked off the business analytics keynote today, saying that they are going to focus in on the 3+3 areas discussed yesterday and with that he introduced Deepak Advani. Deepak introduced some key IT trends – rising data volumes, high volume decisions that require decision automation and LOB demanding more flexibility and independence – [...]

Opening Keynotes at #iod11

Jeff Jonas‘ great ad for analytics, talking about crossing a road as an analogy for the power of predictive analytics, kicked off the first real content of the keynote. Jeff talked about enterprise amnesia, the challenge of enterprises being unable to process all the data they have flowing in. Jeff uses a puzzle metaphor and [...]

I got an overview of JBoss’s new intelligent, integrated enterprise approach as well some of their new product announcements. They are adding new data services, BPEL support, productizing their event/rules combination and adding some new connectivity elements. The world has obviously changed in the last few years. The fully automated processes of the past, JBoss [...]

IBM identified three big trends in predictive analytics that will drive some of its development efforts around predictive analytics: New Data New data types such as images and video as well as new sources like RFID and mobile devices must be accounted for and become part of how predictive analytics are built. Access to this [...]

IBM has recently announced a new strategy for bringing Big Data to the enterprise. In particular this includes InfoSphere Streams v2 (announced April 12) and InfoSphere BigInsights 1.1 announced today. Big Data is an issue, of course, largely because the amount of data available to organizations is growing rapidly. Surveys show that many managers already [...]

Warning, long post follows – SAS has a lot of products and even this summary was a lot. A big session on the product portfolio – 2010 and 2011 highlights in some specific focus areas. New releases in 2010 included: Customer Link Analytics – released in Q1 this product focused on using links between customers [...]

There have been a number of twitter conversations around the recent SAP/Sybase news that make me want to write more than 140 characters in response. These fall into three main categories: Does the announcement have an impact on those considering decision management strategies What, exactly, do mobile workers need and does Sybase deliver this for [...]