IBM big data Business Partners

Many of the Business Partners you see here listed below will be out at our Information On Demand (IOD) Conference in Las Vegas starting on Oct. 23 – Oct. 27.

Please take the time to meet with them if you are out there.  Watch for my next post for more details on the conference.



“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” – Winston Churchill


Published in: on September 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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IBM Big Data Training – InfoSphere BigInsights

Open the PDF below and click on the training you would like to take in order to find out more:

Big Data Training 

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  – William Butler Yeats

Learn Hadoop and Go to Las Vegas All Expenses Paid!

IBM is sponsoring 3 Big Data enthusiasts for an expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the Information on Demand conference taking place during October 24-28, 2011. To qualify all you need to do is complete free Hadoop Fundamentals course online at Big Data University  and fill out the course evaluation form. Who knew learning Big Data could be so rewarding.

Learn Hadoop for Free and Go to Las Vegas All Expenses Paid:

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran
Published in: on September 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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I thought I would ease into the Leadership discussion.

The first two areas around leadership to layout are around the following two facts:

1)  Leaders need to make difficult decisions in a well thought out and timely manner.

In the picture below, Washington’s decision to cross the Delaware River in a surprise attack changed the course of the war.     

2) Leaders need to lead.  The statement sounds obvious, but in order for a leader to effectively lead they need to be in a position to do that job.  

As you can see in the picture below there is a lot going on.  People paddling, someone holding the flag, someone steering the boat, someone pushing away from ice chunks, etc.  If Washington had to do all of these jobs, not only would he not have time to lead (direct the boat, think through the impending battle on the other side, etc.), the over all mission would not be very effective.

They say a picture speaks a 1000 words, the picture below speaks volumes on leadership. 


“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  –  George Washington

Published in: on September 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

9/11 Remembered

I would like to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. 


“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”  – Abraham Lincoln
Published in: on September 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Verision of InfoSphere BigInsights: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.2

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.2 continues to offer rapid exploration of big data by creating distributed jobs capable of running on clusters of computers. This infrastructure can be used to tackle very large data sets by breaking the data into chunks and coordinating the processing of the data across a massively parallel environment, with inherent resilience and fault tolerance.

Once the raw data has been stored across the nodes of a distributed cluster, follow-up queries and analysis of the data can be handled efficiently, with dynamic interpretation of the data format at read time.

New enhancements in IBM Infosphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.2:

  • Text analytics development tooling – A development environment for developing text analytics rules. Key features include rule editor and configurations for syntax highlighting, result viewers to visualize extractor results, and provenance viewer to trace the lineage of extractor results, and assists in identifying imprecise rules.
  • Spreadsheet style data discovery, exploration, and prototyping – A data discovery tool that can be used to discover insights into your business intelligence data. Key features include web-based visualization and analytics of massive amounts of data with a familiar spreadsheet-like environment, and an interactive editing environment for creating, extracting, transforming and visualizing data.
  • Integration capabilities – IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, IBM DB2®, and Netezza integration to allow data transfer that leverages.

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights can be used with other IBM products for advanced analytics and a more comprehensive information strategy. It lets you combine traditional data warehouse analysis with dynamic insights from unstructured and semi-structured data, enabling a more complete view of the business not possible before. Combined with IBM InfoSphere Streams and IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, it can extend analysis to encompass information-in-motion and information accumulated over a long period of time.

For additional information on IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, refer to
“Everything flows, nothing stays still.” – Heraclitus