IBM and Axeor Big Data Customer Event: C-Level Executive Lunch @ the Harvard Club in NYC

I will be co-sponsoring a Big Data Customer event in NYC with one of our key business partners, Axeor. David Laverty, VP Worldwide Marketing for Information Management at IBM, will share his insights on Marketing in the age of Big Data.  Come learn how to make Big Data work for your company. If you are a top-level executive in your company and are in the NYC area on June 19, 2013; please join IBM and Axeor Solutions at this exclusive event.  Space is limited so please register now at:

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NYC Harvard Club

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Where Does Big Data Really Come From?

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A Must Read: The Top 3 questions surrounding Big Data

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The Latest Forrester Report – The Big Deal About Big Data For Customer Engagement

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Big Data Business Partner Event In Boston

Partner with IBM Big Data to Grow your Business  

According to IDC, the market for Big Data technology and services will reach $16.9 billion by 2015, up from $3.2 billion in 2010. That is a 40% yearly growth rate — about seven times the estimated growth rate for the overall information technology and communications business.
Join us at the Waltham IBM Innovation Center to learn about the IBM Big Data solution portfolio and how you can take advantage of the great market opportunity highlighted by this IDC report.  Learn how you can grow your business by integrating your solutions with IBM Big Data platforms and by creating practices around IBM Big Data solutions. 

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Location: IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman Street 4th Floor, Waltham, Massachusetts

 Time: 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT 

During this event, you can expect to:

·     Learn IBM’s Big Data strategy and platform

·     See Big Data use cases

·     Understand how IBM develops Big Data Partner ecosystem and the mutual benefits by partnering with IBM Big Data

·     Network with peers and subject matter experts over light food and drinks

There is no charge to attend this event. 

Enroll now to learn about partnering with IBM Big Data for opportunities to grow your business.

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

IBM Big Data: Vivisimo Acquisition and BigInsight’s Support Of Cloudera

Armonk, N.Y. – 25 Apr 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise. Vivisimo is a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vivisimo software excels in capturing and delivering quality information across the broadest range of data sources, no matter what format it is, or where it resides. The software automates the discovery of data and helps employees navigate it with a single view across the enterprise, providing valuable insights that drive better decision-making for solving all operational challenges. 

Today’s news accelerates IBM’s big data analytics initiatives with advanced federated capabilities allowing organizations to access, navigate, and analyze the full variety, velocity and volume of structured and unstructured data without having to move it.

The combination of IBM’s big data analytics capabilities with Vivisimo software will further IBM’s efforts to automate the flow of data into business analytics applications, helping clients better understand consumer behavior, manage customer churn and network performance, detect fraud in real-time, and perform data-intensive marketing campaigns. 

“Navigating big data to uncover the right information is a key challenge for all industries,” said Arvind Krishna, general manager, Information Management, IBM Software Group. “The winners in the era of big data will be those who unlock their information assets to drive innovation, make real-time decisions, and gain actionable insights to be more competitive.”

“Businesses need a faster and more accurate way to discover and navigate big data for analysis” said John Kealey, Chief Executive Officer, Vivisimo. “As part of IBM, we can bring clients the quickest and most accurate access to information necessary to drive growth initiatives that increase customer satisfaction, streamline processes, and boost sales.”

IBM estimates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day from a variety of sources including sensors, social media, and billions of mobile devices around the world, making it difficult for businesses to navigate and analyze it to improve competitiveness, efficiency, and profitability. IDC estimates the market for big data technology and services will grow at an annual rate of nearly 40 percent to reach $16.9 billion by 2015.

Vivisimo brings over a decade of experience and innovation in data navigation and visualization technologies for both structured and unstructured data, making it easier for business users to get value from all of their data and content. Vivisimo’s ability to index and search data across multiple repositories is a distinguishing capability, applicable to all industries and clients.

Vivisimo has more than 140 customers in industries such as government, life sciences, manufacturing, electronics, consumer goods and financial services. Clients include Airbus, U.S. Air Force, Social Security Administration, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Navy, Procter & Gamble, Bupa, and LexisNexis among others. Upon the closing of the acquisition, approximately 120 Vivisimo employees will join IBM’s Software Group. IBM will incorporate Vivisimo technology into its big data platform.

IBM Expands Partner Ecosystem for Big Data Platform

IBM is unique in having developed an enterprise big data platform that allows clients to manage, access, and gain intelligence on the full variety, velocity and volume of structured and unstructured data.

IBM’s big data platform is based on open source Apache Hadoop. The platform makes it easier for data-intensive applications to manage and analyze petabytes of big data by providing clients with an integrated approach to analytics, helping them turn information into insights for improved business outcomes.

The platform provides clients with the industry’s broadest array of advanced business analytics, Hadoop-based analytics, stream computing, data warehousing, integration, visualization, systems management, governance, and consulting services.

IBM’s approach to big data challenges is differentiated as it blends traditional data management technologies that are well suited for structured, repeatable tasks, together with complementary new technologies that address speed and flexibility, and are ideal for data exploration, discovery and unstructured analysis.

IBM is expanding its big data platform to run on other distributions of Hadoop, beginning with Cloudera. Cloudera is a top contributor to the Hadoop development community, and an early provider of Hadoop-based systems to clients across a broad range of industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, media, retail, energy and healthcare. As a result, Cloudera Hadoop clients can now take advantage of IBM’s big data platform to perform complex analytics and build a new generation of software applications.

IBM has the industry’s broadest portfolio of big data capabilities with software, hardware, services, and innovations developed by IBM Research such as the Watson system. Over 100 IBM Business Partners have adopted IBM’s big data platform, bringing a new class of solutions to market and extending the reach of IBM analytics offerings for clients.

IBM Makes Big Data Easy for Business Partners – Join the Big Data webcast on Thursday April 26 at noon

Learn about Big Data opportunities for Business Partners and see how quickly you can enter this fast growing segment.  Take a minute and register now. 

Date:  Thursday, April 26, 2012

Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT 

Participate in this webcast to learn why Big Data means Big Opportunity.  IBM is an industry leader in Big Data, which means it’s a great time to partner with us. IBM has a comprehensive, integrated and industrial-strength big data platform to address any piece or the full spectrum of big data business challenges leveraging Hadoop, stream computing, data warehousing and/or information integration technologies. 

If  you are an ISV, Reseller (VAR), Solution Provider, Systems Integrator or Consultant; register for the webcast now, thanks.  Hope to see you there!

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