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:

Register Here

IBM Axeor Luncheon – PDF invite 

NYC Harvard Club

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs



Where Does Big Data Really Come From?

IBM Information On Demand Conference 2012 – Big Data and BP Highlights

I look forward to seeing you all at IOD this year. I will be presenting on Sunday, during the Business Partner Development Day. The session is from 2:15pm to 3:15pm.

It will focus around IBM’s support of you, the IBM business partner, in building out your Big Data business. 

I will also be in the Business Partner Café at times as well as the Big Data Pavilion in the solution center.  Please stop by and say hi!

Below are more details around the conference:

IOD 2012 Big Data Guide


New Version of InfoSphere BigInsights

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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 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!

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 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.  


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 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 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: 


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:

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

“The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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