IBM big data… Start leveraging it now!

Whether you are in the private or public sector, now is the time to get started with IBM’s big data platform.  But, let me not get ahead of myself.  

First, for those not totally immersed in the topic of big data, what is it?

As defined by Wikipedia, “Big Data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set.” 

Although this defines what big data was about in it’s genesis, it does not address all of the key elements that we have to deal with in today’s world.  IBM defines big data by the following 3 (V’s) attributes: 

Variety:  Manage the complexity of multiple relational and non-relational data types and schemas 

Velocity:  Streaming data and large volume data movement 

Volume:   Scale from terabytes to zettabytes 

The objective:  Extracting insight from an immense volume, variety and velocity of data, in context, beyond what was previously possible.

IBM provides a platform to handle the 3 V’s of big data and delivers a platform to enable creative new discovery.

We handle the big data needs of the following users:

Below are a few of the Business Partners supporting our platform:

If you are a customer, now is a great time to start a Proof of Concept (POC), around IBM big data.  For Business Partners download our products today and get started with your integration. Or develop a practice around our big data platform if you are a systems integrator.    

Some links to get you started: 

IBM big data microsite: 

GPFS file system – Coming to a theater near you via IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 

Training on InfoSphere BigInsights 

Get LinkedIn – IBM big data group

 IBM big data channel on YouTube

Other deliverables:



The Value of BigInsights WhitePaper


BigInsights WP IMB14103-USEN-00

At the end of the day, big data is the game changer. Through BIG DATA Exploration and Discovery, Solve Complex Problems and Gain Insight Never Thought Possible!    

 “If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton


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