And the Award goes to…

The IBM Big Data Ecosystem of Business Partners! 

But wait, before I get ahead of myself and start fielding acceptance speeches from our Business Partners, I wanted to provide some backdrop. 

We started our Big Data journey about a year ago in the sense of defining to the world how we viewed Big Data.  Extracting insight from an immense volume, variety and velocity of data, in context, beyond what was previously possible. In addition, we released our first version of InfoSphere BigInsights, our Hadoop based product. It joined our existing streaming analytics product InfoSphere Streams. Today our Big Data Platform encompasses Streaming Computing, Hadoop, Information Integration, and Data Warehousing.

As the eco-system got built out in 2011, we finished the year as an industry leader in terms of the number of partners in our rich eco-system for Big Data. Although, I would like to cover each and every business partner in detail here, we do have a microsite that provides a more indepth look (see the link at the end of this post).  I will however profile a couple of partners to give you a flavor of the quality of our ecosystem. 

Revolution Analytics

Revolution Analytics delivers advanced analytics software by building on open source R— very powerful statistics software—with innovations in big data analysis, integration and user experience, Revolution Analytics meets the demands and requirements of modern data-driven businesses.  Revolution Analytics not only supports InfoSphere BigInsights, but Netezza as well.

Datameer 

Datameer utilizes and runs on IBM’s Hadoop based platform (InfoSphere BigInsights), which provides a dependable, enterprise ready implementation of Apache Hadoop. Datameer is leveraged in leading enterprises in the financial services, telecommunications, internet security, gaming and retail industries as well as government agencies to analyze structured and unstructured data. 

Datameer enables users to rapidly integrate, analyze and visualize massive amounts of data.  Datameer users take advantage of wizard-based data integration to instantly access and load virtually all data sources into Hadoop without the requirement of building time-consuming data models. Once complete, the results and insights are then visualized in reports, charts, maps and dashboards in all manner of use cases including customer behavior analytics, fraud detection, web analytics, IT infrastructure analysis and text analytics.  

Clickfox

Combined with IBM’s Big Data Platform, ClickFox’s cross-channel analytic engine will analyze structured and unstructured data from warehouses to build a visual mapping of product and customer experiences across the enterprise. The experience analytics solution will yield powerful insight into consumer behavior, channel conflict, marketing and sales effectiveness, retention strategies and the impact of product and service issues on customers.

By revealing hidden bottom-line connections between products, touch points, consumers and business outcomes, organizations can reduce costs, increase satisfaction and loyalty and drive revenue and competitive advantage. Organizations benefit from a multi-dimensional view of their business from several lenses, including: employee, customer, product, service, company and influence, and can focus analysis on the most critical areas.

TerraEchos

TerraEchos builds ‘big data-in-motion’ analytic solutions. Employing IBM’s InfoSphere Streams, their systems handle very large Volumes of a wide Variety of data at high Velocity (V3), enabling clients to aggregate and analyze data from a variety of sources as it streams in real time. Applicable areas include:

  •      Protection of sensitive infrastructure (oil & gas, power grids, etc.)
  •      Monitoring and control of complex systems (power grids, manufacturing, medical)
  • Traffic flow control, including disaster evacuation route optimization, and air traffic control
  • Real-time predictive disaster avoidance (tsunamis and extreme weather)
  • Large-scale environmental monitoring and proactive eco-system protection (air and water temperature, flow and contaminant analysis)
  • Vetting and tracking of known criminals
  • Near-zero latency decision and trade execution on capital markets
  • Scalable architecture against volumes of unstructured or structured data
  • Computationally intensive calculations at unprecedented velocity
  • Dynamic correlation and fusion of a variety of data

Atigeo

Atigeo delivers an experience that benefits communication service providers, media content owners, healthcare organizations and others. With IBM Streams, information can be easily aggregated and correlated across large volumes of data flowing from all aspects of life. And by leveraging IBM Languageware to derive semantic understanding and Cognos Now! for real-time Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Atigeo xPatterns are able to gain useful insights from this vast amount of information that can then be used to create personal and portable profiles, while always preserving the highest degree of privacy.

Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems offers solutions based on IBM technologies. Persistent’s proven BigInsights implementation methodology for Big Data solutions leverages –

  • In-depth knowledge of BigInsights product and underlying Hadoop technologies
  • Specialized tools and frameworks that significantly reduce time to value and also provide ease of maintenance
  • A large Analytics practice that has been involved in all aspects of BigInsights product, all the way from installation, implementation, integration, quality assurance

The Persistent team also has deep knowledge of different components of the Hadoop ecosystem such as Hive, JAQL, PIG and other open source platforms where we have contributed IP and actively support these systems. See today’s announcement: 

http://www.persistentsys.com/NewsEvents/PressReleaseDetails/tabid/236/Default.aspx?IDPressRelease=87 

Concord

Concord is an established IBM Premiere Business Partner with a proven track record delivering industry solutions based on IBM’s Information Management, and WebSphere product lines as well as Hadoop.

In addition, Concord has created ComplETE suite that complements and enhances the BigInsights platform by providing end-to-end business process visibility in mainframe & distributed environments as well as environments where establishing precise transaction relationships seems impossible. They offer true end-to-end correlation. The suite includes transaction monitoring, transaction trending, transaction analytics, event management and payload forensics. Concordwill also leverage IBM InfoSphere Streams to handle streaming analytics.

The suite couples the power of Hadoop with in-memory MOLAP cubes embedded in our RETE rules engine to deliver the fastest real-time analytics & simulation platform on the market.

For more details and information on IBM big data business partners please visit:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/bigdata/business-partners-profiles.html

In the end, it is you, the customer who will decide who gets the Award for being the best IBM big data Business Partner.  In the mean time I want to make sure you have many high quality ones to choose from…  – Bruce Weed

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