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Transform business with a big data and analytics infrastructure for new levels of insight at the point of impact

With the dramatic growth of social, mobile and machine-based data, many organizations are overwhelmed with the volume of information flooding in. Data has the power to transform business decisions, enhance customer relationships, and create new opportunities – but only if you can trust and make sense of it.

IBM delivers a big data and analytics infrastructure with data mining, data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities. So you can share access more securely, speed decision making in real time, and leverage insight for competitive advantage.

IBM Big Data Analytics - Imagine it. Realize it. Trust it.

Imagine it. Realize it. Trust it.

Design an IBM big data solution that helps:

Tune to data

Align your business around information

Predict outcomes

Anticipate more and predict smarter

Speed decisions

Deliver insights at the point of impact


Enable shared, security rich access to data

Your organization needs visibility to all relevant information no matter what it is or where it resides. When your infrastructure aligns with big data goals, decision makers can collaborate to solve problems and grow opportunities.

IBM offers a range of big data and analytics solutions that easily scale to provide secure, shared access. For example:

  • IBM PureData System for Hadoop securely addresses the rapid growth of unstructured data with tools for consolidation and integration
  • IBM System x3650 M4 BD Big Data storage server, purposely built with industry-leading capacity and performance for big data workloads

Featured case studies and solutions  

Reto Estermann. Director, Information Technology Swiss Re

IBM helps Swiss Re transform workload management and global system access.

Global insurance provider speeds report generation by 70 percent with IBM analytics solution.

SSGC mitigates business risk through better insight into supply and demand

Natural gas provider reconciles operational data with more than 5,000 paper maps using IBM systems.

Ricoh Americas Corp improves efficiency

Ricoh implements storage virtualization for seamless migration and more efficient management.


Gain new levels of understanding

To stay ahead of the unexpected, you need to build analytics intelligence into operational transactions. With these insights, you can obtain new levels of customer intimacy, differentiate your business and optimize real business outcomes.

IBM can help you model trends and simulate scenarios, predict potential threats and opportunities, and monitor your business performance. We offer:

  • IBM DS8870 data warehouse integrated with IBM Power7+ storage controllers and high-density flash modules deliver up to five times the performance
  • IBM DB2 BLU Power data warehouse pre-integrated stack offers 1000 times better performance compared to other databases

Featured case studies and solutions  

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Royal Caribbean partners with IBM Storage to customize guest experiences

Big data demands big performance. IBM provides flash storage solutions to world's second-largest cruise line.

Fiserv helps banks improve business outcomes with IBM technology

Working with IBM, financial technology services company turns billions of transactions into actionable insights for banks

EDEKA Südwest gains flexibility and improves SAP application performance

Retailer deploys virtualized IBM servers, systems and software to deliver fast, accurate and timely information.


Analytics moves from the back office to the front office

Acting swiftly to make critical decisions requires an IT infrastructure that is resilient, responsive to changing demands, and able to deliver real-time insights.

IBM can help you choose a big data infrastructure that maximizes the availability of information so you can quickly identify opportunities and act with confidence. Solutions include:

Featured case studies and solutions  

Miami-Dade County builds a highly scalable private cloud analytics platform

Florida county opens up government with a large-scale web analytics platform running on IBM System z

80-90% unstructured

Putting Watson to work in healthcare with IBM Power Systems

IBM Watson and WellPoint, Inc are working to transform the quality and speed of health care delivered to patients.

Vestas: Turning climate into capital with big data

Energy company increases computational power, shrinks IT footprint to deliver faster weather insights

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Big Data Analytics Infrastructure for Dummies

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure for Dummies
This friendly, informative book can help you get smart about big data and analytics – and choosing the right IT infrastructure to support it.

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Unlevel the insurance playing field with intelligent infrastructures

Infrastructure choices matter for big data
Insurance providers are using IBM Smarter Analytics to enhance decisions, control costs and be more customer-centric. Frost & Sullivan discuss how infrastructure can drive insight.

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Why IT infrastructure matters
for big data and analytics

Infrastructure choices matter for big data
Unleashing the power of big data means building an infrastructure you can trust, to act in real time.

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The real-world use of big data

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Learn about big data and the implications for your infrastructure

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC: better information access

See how BCBS got to data faster.

Portfolio approach to big data systems

IBM's big data analytics platforms offer IT new, real-time tools for managing volumes of data.

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The power of big data

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Companies are gathering big data and asking smarter questions about what customers want

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Retail gets smart

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Retailers are managing more data and analytics than ever before.

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Business intelligence delivered 40% faster

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Businesses using analytics outperform peers by as much as 2.2 times.

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Business analytics buying criteria

Learn what Clabby Analytics believes drives the successful business analytics.

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An executive guide to advanced analytics infrastructure

Infrastructure choices matter for big data
Business depends on timely analytics and a robust IT infrastructure to drive strategic and operational decisions.

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Smarter Commerce conversations

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Customer insight from analytics-tuned infrastructures for Communications Service Providers

Infrastructure choices matter for big data
To survive in a data-driven world, CSPs need to be nimble, proactive and forward-looking. Frost & Sullivan discuss how IBM Smarter Analytics can help uncover new revenue opportunities.

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UPMC: Information enables smart nursing

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Leading hospital uses SmartRoom technology to deliver critical data at patient bedsides.

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Dillard's: Business intelligence approach

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Dillard's sees benefits in a smarter approach to dealing with data and analytics.

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IBM big data hub

Find a range of resouces, from videos to events, around big data and IBM solutions.

Grow your knowledge of big data

Enterprise systems from IBM

Discover the performance, reliability and scalability to make big data and analytics successful.

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Big data success stories

A sample of client success stories.

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Big Data at Banca Carige

Leading Italian bank needs real-time analytics to support corporate and branch business, reduce risk and meet regulatory standards.

Meet the IBM PureData System

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Systems optimized for transactional and business analytics workloads.

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Global Financing can help you turn big data into insights

Global Financing can help you turn big data into insights
Leading organizations are adopting advanced technologies to generate actionable insights from big data. IBM Global Financing can help you invest in the platform you need.

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Is the mainframe a key platform for big data and analytics?

Is the mainframe a key platform for big data and analytics?
IDC report highlights how a cloud-ready mainframe has built-in characteristics needed to deploy a big data and analytics environment.

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Learn more about System z

Turn big data into action

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IBM business analytics capabilities enable enterprises to turn big data into deep insight

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The foundation for successful business analytics

Create a real competitive advantage with access to information and business analytics.

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NCSU uses PowerLinux platform to manage big data

NC State students learn to use the right technology that turns big data and analytics into big knowledge.

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Informatics transforms a healthcare alliance

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Premier integrates data, improves operations and delivers better patient outcomes.

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SunTrust: Data governance solution

See how SunTrust controlled data.

New ways to store, manage and secure big data

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Design an IT analytics infrastructure to add flexibility and data efficiency.

Explore how big data architecture can help

Sprint improves network

Wireless carrier Sprint uses IBM big data and analytics to put real-time intelligence into the network, increasing capacity by 90 percent.

Betting on big data

Tune in as IBM experts discuss big data architecture, address its challenges and business benefits, and provide tips to help you manage your information.

A conversation with IBM's Dan Pelino

IBM industry executive discusses the future of healthcare systems.

Competitive advantage with analytics in banking

Webcast, featuring Forrester's Brian Hopkins, reviews how banking is leveraging analytics.

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Enabling faster insight

The growing volume of data helps companies gain a deeper understanding of their customers.

Unlock the power of operational data

Learn how IBM Enterprise Systems provide the analytics infrastructure for big data insights.

The importance of infrastructure for insight

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Government organizations are using analytics to better manage data across departments.

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Doing more with less is the new normal in government

Learn about operational improvements government agencies can leverage.

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Analytics in healthcare: From insights to outcomes

IBM executive report identifies an analytics framework for healthcare transformation.

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The quest for customer connection

How retailers can forge closer ties to the customer and leverage the power of analytics.

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Smarter Computing: Data security

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68% Increase: Cost of lost data from 2012 to 2016

Real-Time Analytics: Big Data. Real Answers. Big Impact

IBM and Clabby Analytics webinar on meeting the challenges of big data without redesigning your infrastructure.

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