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NYSE Euronext uses Netezza to Manage their “Big Data”

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NYSE Euronext operates multiple securities exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext. As you might imagine, securities exchanges present significant data management challenges. But NYSE Euronext didn’t just want to have a transactional system, they wanted to do much more with their data, further increasing the challenges. At the 2011 IBM Information On Demand (IOD) conference, NYSE Euronext described their challenges and the solution they chose. In particular, they highlight Netezza’s tremendous performance and how fast it is to get up-and-running with Netezza.

Not only is it easy to get up-and-running with Netezza, but it is easy to manage your environment on an ongoing basis. You can hear for yourself in this short video segment…

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Written by Conor O'Mahony

February 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Coca Cola Bottling Move from Oracle Database to IBM DB2

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At the 2011 IBM Information On Demand (IOD) Conference, Coca Cola Bottling spoke about their experiences when moving from Oracle Database to IBM DB2. I have included some very brief video segments shot at the conference below. It is really interesting to heard about the experiences and impact of switching from Oracle to IBM from the people involved.

In the following short video segment, hear how Coca Cola Bottling have changed their fix pack philosophy as a result of moving. With Oracle Database, they would avoid fix packs unless they “had to”. But with DB2, applying fix packs is much easier and faster, providing faster access to new functionality, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Also, hear about how Coca Cola Bottling have had significant data storage savings thanks to moving to DB2. Who wouldn’t want to reclaim some of that IT budget allocated for storage purchases 🙂

And finally, hear about their experiences with performance boosts and the autonomic computing capabilities in DB2.

Written by Conor O'Mahony

February 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

Demo: Analyzing Twitter Data with IBM Big Data

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Last week, I included a demonstration of Using Hadoop to Extract and Analyze Unstructured Information. Now I’d like to share another demo. This demo also shows InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere BigSheets. BigInsights is essentially Apache Hadoop together with extensions for installation, management, security, and integration, while BigSheets is basically an easy-to-use interface for creating and running Map and Reduce jobs.

This demo shows you how to run sentiment analysis on Tweets. Some of the details of creating the specific text analytics are not included. But it is interesting and useful nontheless. It also shows how you can easily run some cool visualizations on that data. Make sure to keep watching until the end where David Barnes show a great visualization on the UK Parliment data.

Don’t forget there is no charge for BigInsights Basic Edition. You can freely download it from InfoSphere BigInsights.

Written by Conor O'Mahony

October 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

Are your Data Animals Running Wild?

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Here is an amusing video that the IBM InfoSphere Information Server team put together. Information Server is IBM’s data integration platform. It includes DataStage, QualityStage, Change Data Capture, Business Glossary, Information Analyzer, Metadata Workbench, Federation Server, and more.

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September 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Demo: Using Hadoop to Extract and Analyze Unstructured Information

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Here’s a nice demo. It shows InfoSphere BigInsights, which is IBM’s Hadoop product. BigInsights is essentially Apache Hadoop together with extensions for installation, management, security, integration, and so on. The demo also shows InfoShpere BigSheets. BigSheets is basically an easy-to-use interface for creating and running Map and Reduce jobs. As you can see from the demo, BigSheets makes it quick and easy to apply text analytics extractors and filters to unstructured or semi-structured data. The demo itself shows how you can quickly analyze several aspects of revenue information pulled from earnings press releases. It even includes a nice round-trip to the annotated source data to see “why” certain conditions occurred.

Don’t forget there is no charge for BigInsights Basic Edition. You can freely download it from InfoSphere BigInsights.

Written by Conor O'Mahony

September 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

Netezza Video by DJ Steve Porter

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If you saw the NBA video mix ad campaign during last year’s NBA Playoffs in the US, you will be familiar with DJ Steve Porter’s work. It is a fusion of video remixing, together with his DJ skills. Even if you were not lucky enough to catch that ad campaign, you may have come across him from his many hugely successful viral videos on YouTube. Well, DJ Steve Porter has used his unique style to create a video for IBM Netezza. I think you’ll agree that it is not your typical corporate video.

Written by Conor O'Mahony

September 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

Posted in IBM Netezza, Video

IBM Smart Analytics System vs. Oracle Exadata for Data Warehouse Environments

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Here is a video where Philip Howard, Research Director at Bloor Research, evaluates performance, scalability, administration, and cost considerations for IBM Smart Analytics System and Oracle Exadata [for data warehouse environments]. This video is packed with great practical advice for evaluating these products.

Written by Conor O'Mahony

August 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

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