+44 (0)1926 623303
28/04/2016

IBM DataWorks: the key to unlocking insight from data

As Big Data projects move beyond the hype and into an age of fruition, it is becoming widely accepted that using data both internal and external to the enterprise can unlock great value in terms of understanding the past and predicting the future. Use cases vary across departments, from better understanding of your customers or
07/10/2015

7 Considerations for Data Warehousing in the Cloud

We recently wrote a post about dashDB, IBM’s data warehouse in the cloud, and have had a number of questions around when to use cloud as a deployment method and what aspects to consider when making the decision. While there are many benefits to cloud data warehousing, cloud deployments may not be the best fit for all
30/09/2015

Meet Generation D: Analytically driven organisations winning in the marketplace

Big Data has been under the spotlight for some time and it is becoming increasingly apparent that organisations recognise the opportunity it brings. As data volumes explode, businesses that can derive insight from data will make more informed decisions and gain competitive advantage over their peers. In a recent report by the IBM Center for
26/08/2015

Cloudy with a chance of insights

Most organisations have already made a significant investment in data warehousing but now face the challenge of modernising in order to incorporate new data sources or analytic capabilities. While the benefits of turning to data in order to make more informed business decisions are well understood, businesses still encounter obstacles. These most commonly include the perception of
17/07/2015

Big insights for the smaller enterprise – PureData System for Analytics ‘Mini Appliance’, Powered by Netezza Technology

Big data for small business  Any small to medium size organisation aiming to gain more advantage from data, has to consider the class leading performance and high value of IBMs PureData System for Analytics N3001-001 (PDA). This so called PDA ‘Mini Appliance’, added to the PureData for Analytics family at the end of 2014, is purpose designed to bring enterprise class big data capabilities within reach
05/05/2015

PureData System for Analytics – IBM’s affordable enterprise class analytics solution for midsize business

IBM’s PureData System for Analytics N3001 (PDA) gives midsize organisations a fully featured and integrated analytics warehouse appliance at a mid-market price. IBM’s advanced PDA technology combines data warehousing and in-database analytics into an advanced analytics platform. Packaged as a simple and highly powerful appliance, PDA is fast to install, easy to operate, low cost
28/04/2015

Check34 – A new tool to help with prescription analysis

Another successful EBI solution goes live this month. A new online system to help community pharmacy contractors to analyse the prescription data they receive every month from the Pricing Authority is being launched by PSNC this month. A unique collaboration with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) means all NPA members will gain access to the
11/02/2015

What is DB2 BLU Acceleration and how does it work?

IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration is a collection of technologies that are seamlessly integrated in DB2 10.5 and above, and can be used by tools such as IBM Cognos and IBM SPSS to provide ‘blazing fast performance for analytical workloads’. With queries being answered 20 or many more times faster, BLU enables instant insight using less processing resource.
25/11/2014

IBM Bluemix is fuelling a rapid proliferation of highly innovative business applications

IBM Bluemix is the kind of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that cloud and application developers dream about but of course it’s value to enterprises is what really matters. Business and data professionals are increasingly demanding access to trusted data and effectively configured analytics through mobile and web applications. Productivity and profit focused decision-makers want highly innovative solutions for
05/11/2014

IBM helps data professionals add even more value through IBM Cloud

At IBM Insight 2014 the company unveiled exciting new IBM Cloud initiatives that promise to simplify finding, refining and preparing data; make it instantly available for analytics; embed application analytics and curate unstructured data. It’s all part of IBM’s mission to increase the value of data to enterprises. Analytics pays back and its value will
Older Posts >>