IBM Accelerating Analytics with Big Data – Hadoop

TechD and IBM BigInsights bring the power of Hadoop to the enterprise

Organizations are discovering that important predictions can be made by sorting through and analyzing Big Data. Since 80% of this data is “unstructured”, it must be formatted (or structured) in a way that makes it suitable for data mining and subsequent analysis.

Hadoop is the core platform for structuring Big Data, and solves the problem of formatting it for subsequent analytics purposes. Hadoop uses a distributed computing architecture consisting of multiple servers using commodity hardware, making it relatively inexpensive to scale and support extremely large data stores.

TechD has the breadth and depth of capabilities and experts to help you integrate Hadoop with your Big Data applications to tackle the data deluge of information and put it to use for business value.

TechD leverages the power of Hadoop with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights makes it simpler to use Hadoop and build big data applications. It enhances this open source technology to withstand the demands of your enterprise, adding administrative, discovery, development, provisioning, and security features, along with best-in-class analytical capabilities from IBM. The result is that you get a more developer and user-friendly solution for complex, large scale analytics.

InfoSphere BigInsights allows enterprises of all sizes to cost effectively manage and analyze the massive volume, variety and velocity of data that consumers and businesses create every day. InfoSphere BigInsights can help you increase operational efficiency by augmenting your data warehouse environment. It can be used as a query-able archive, allowing you to store and analyze large volumes of multi-structured data without straining the data warehouse. It can be used as a pre-processing hub, helping you to explore your data, determine what is the most valuable, and extract that data cost-effectively. It can also allow for ad hoc analysis, giving you the ability to perform analysis on all of your data.

What is Hadoop
Apache™ Hadoop® is an open source software project that enables distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of commodity servers. It is designed to scale up from a single server to thousands of machines, with very high degree of fault tolerance. Rather than relying on high-end hardware, the resiliency of these clusters comes from the software’s ability to detect and handle failures at the application layer.

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