RSG Media

Unlocking the key currency to how your programming is performing

Published on 3 Nov 2016

IBM Watson Data Platform not only allows us to get the data in to our platform, but to cut the data; to slice and dice the data in a way that can be leveraged within our apps and ultimately allow our users to better engage with our platform.

Shiv Sehgal, product manager of the Media Mantra Platform at RSG Media

Customer
RSG Media

Industry
Media & Entertainment

Deployment country
United States

Overview

RSG Media is a global leader in delivering software and services that help the world’s largest and most successful media companies – cable and broadcast, entertainment, sports gaming and publishing firms – maximize revenue across their content, advertising and marketing inventories. RSG Media’s Media Mantra A2SI, an analytics as-a-service platform, delivers prepackaged applications to deliver analytical insights across the whole media organization for greater audience targeting.

Business need
As the media and entertainment space has changed, so has the vast amounts of audience data in terms of the sources the information comes from. It used to be that audience ratings came from Neilsen, however, in today's marketplace audience data comes from Neilsen, Rentrak, comScore, Hulu, Crackle, Netflix, Twitter, and many others. RSG Media needed a set of solutions to power its platform, Media Mantra A2SI, so it could process data on the fly all across the world for it's customers leveraging the Media Mantra A2SI analytics-as-a-service platform.

Solution
The Media Mantra Platform is built on the IBM® Cloudant® NoSQL document store and the IBM dashDB™ data warehouse service, orchestrated through the IBM Bluemix® cloud application development platform. Cloudant’s Schema Discovery Process (SDP) is used to ingest and translate semi-structured data from more than 50 sources, and structure that data into a schema that the dashDB relational data warehouse understands. RSG’s data scientists can then perform in-depth statistical analytics and modeling using the open-source R toolset, which is built into dashDB. The results then flow back into Cloudant, and are presented to users via a series of analytical applications, dashboards and reports. In addition to high-speed data ingestion, RSG is also increasingly using IBM Analytics for Apache Spark to handle algorithmic modeling tasks.

Benefits
With the analytics tools available from RSG Media, programmers can build competitive schedules to grow audiences. Targeted advertising optimizes campaigns by reallocating inventory in real time. Behavior-based promotions boost reach and conversions.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Cloudant Dedicated Cluster, IBM dashDB

Services
IBM Analytics for Apache Spark (Managed Cloud Spark Service)

Solution
BA - Business Analytics, BA - Predictive Analytics, IBM Analytics, Smarter Analytics, Cloud Computing, Data Warehouse, Information Management Foundation

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