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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 organisations 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, business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities. So you can share access more securely, speed decision making in real time, and leverage insight for competitive advantage.

Storage for big data

IBM Big Data Analytics - Why big data must become a first-class citizen

Why big data must become a first-class citizen

IBM’s Chris Algozzine and Ovum Principal Analyst Tony Baer make a case for a comprehensive data storage strategy to address new workload and integration challenges.

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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

Why access matters for big data and analytics  

Access matters

Access matters.

Data comes from different sources and in various formats – but it’s only useful if you can get it.

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Access matters

Access matters.

You need the right IT infrastructure to access information in context and derive insights.

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Access matters

Access matters.

For optimal access, your IT infrastructure needs to have fast and efficient data storage.

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Access matters

Access matters.

IT infrastructure needs to be scalable, and use data tiering and compression for best access.

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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

Why speed matters for big data and analytics  

Speed matters

Speed matters.

Even the most advanced analytics doesn’t do any good if it takes forever to get insights.

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Speed matters

Speed matters.

For optimal speed, your infrastructure must have low latency capabilities.

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Speed matters

Speed matters.

Advanced analytics that are closer to the systems of record can deliver faster insights.

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Speed matters

Speed matters.

The ability to scale up, in and out rapidly for optimal speed is enabled by storage.

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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:

Why availability matters for big data and analytics  

Availability matters

Availability matters.

Big data is useful only if insights are available to the people and processes that require them.

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Availability matters

Availability matters.

Big data and analytics empower employees if insight is available where they need it.

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Availability matters

Availability matters.

The right IT infrastructure helps you analyze data real time to make smarter decisions.

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Availability matters

Availability matters.

You need the right IT infrastructure to consistently deliver optimal availability.

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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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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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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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Analytics: The speed advantage

Analytics: The speed advantage
Why are data-driven organizations winning in today’s marketplace? They acquire, manage, analyze and act quickly on data insights.

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Unlevel the insurance playing field with intelligent infrastructures

Unlevel the insurance playing field with intelligent infrastructures
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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Big Data and Enterprise Storage: Ovum and IBM

Big Data and Enterprise Storage: Ovum and IBM
In this white paper for IBM, analyst Ovum discusses the deciding factors in creating a solid big data storage environment, including flexibility and speed to insight.

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Insights from Insight2014

Insights from Insight2014
IBM events always trigger interesting conversations. Catch the roving reports from the show floor, and learn more about big data, storage, Power Systems and the Institute for Business Value.

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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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Meet the IBM PureData System

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Systems optimized for transactional and business analytics workloads.

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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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Big Data at Banca Carige

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

Analytics in healthcare: From insights to outcomes

IBM executive report identifies an analytics framework for healthcare transformation.

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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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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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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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New ways to store, manage and secure big data

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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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC: better information access

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