IBM Big Data & IBM Cognos

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IBM Big Data

Cost-effectively store, manage and analyze big data

IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ Enterprise Edition provides big data analytics capabilities on an enterprise platform. It combines open source Apache Hadoop with enterprise functionality and integration to deliver large-scale analysis with built-in resiliency and fault tolerance. The software supports structured, semi-structured and unstructured data in its native format for maximum flexibility.

InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition offers these features and benefits:

  • Provides advanced analytics built on Hadoop technology to meet big data analysis requirements.
  • Is designed for performance and usability through performance optimized capabilities, visualization, rich developer tools and powerful analytic functions.
  • Delivers management, security and reliability features to support large-scale deployments and help speed time to value.
  • Integrates with IBM and other information solutions to help enhance data manipulation and management tasks.

InfoSphere BigInsights features include:

Text analytics: Sophisticated text analytics unique to BigInsights with a vast library of extractors enabling actionable insights from large amounts of native textual data.

BigSheets: Web-based analysis and visualization tool with a familiar, spreadsheet-like interface that enables analysis of large amounts of data and helps to design and manage long running data collection jobs.

Big SQL: New, native SQL query engine that enables SQL access to data stored in BigInsights, leveraging MapReduce for complex data sets and direct access for smaller queries.

Workload Optimization: Adaptive MapReduce adapts to user needs and system workloads automatically to improve performance and simplify job tuning while workload scheduler provides optimization and control of job scheduling based on user-selected metrics.

Development Tools: Familiar, Eclipse based development environment for building and deploying analytic applications and a set of developer tools extractors and editors for fast adoption and reduced coding and debugging.

Management Capabilities: Auditing helps tighten security and access control while monitoring provides the ability to control all applications from a centralized dashboard.



Capture and analyze data from multiple sources without moving the data


InfoSphere Data Explorer provides secure federated navigation and discovery across a broad range of enterprise content and big data to maximize return on information.

By delivering information to the right people at the right time, InfoSphere Data Explorer ensures that organizations gain the full value of their data, enabling improved operations, real-time decisions, better understanding of customers, increased innovation and actionable insight.

  • Federated navigation and discovery across a broad range of applications, data sources and file types. Includes access to enterprise applications such as content management systems, customer relationship management systems, supply chain management, e-mail systems, relational database management systems and more, as well as web pages and networked file systems.
  • Access to non-indexed systems such as premium information services, supplier and partner portals and catalogs, and legacy applications. Results from these non-indexed sources can be merged with results from the InfoSphere Data Explorer index or kept separate.
  • Rapid deployment of 360 degree information applications that combine structured unstructured and semi-structured data to provide unique contextual views and insights which are not obvious when viewing data from a single source or repository.
  • Relevant navigation results for precise discovery against both large and small structured and unstructured data sets. Relevance model accommodates diverse document sizes and formats while delivering consistent results.
  • Sophisticated security model, including cross-domain and field-level security to ensure that users only see content they would be able to view if logged into the source application.
  • Unique position-based index structure that is compact and versatile and enables features such as rapid refresh, real-time searching, field-level updates and security.
  • Rich analytics, including clustering, categorization, entity and metadata extraction, faceted navigation, conceptual search, name matching and document de-duplication.Collaboration capabilities to enable users to tag, comment, organize and rate content to enhance navigation and discovery results for other users
  • Highly elastic, fully distributed architecture offering fault-tolerance, vertical and horizontal scalability, master-master replication and “shared nothing” deployment.


Capture and analyze data in motion


IBM® InfoSphere® Streams is an advanced computing platform that allows user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. The solution can handle very high data throughput rates, up to millions of events or messages per second

InfoSphere Streams helps you:

  • Analyze data in motion—provides sub-millisecond response times, allowing you to view information and events as they unfold.
  • Simplify development of streaming applications—uses an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Extend the value of existing systems—integrates with your applications, and supports both structured and unstructured data sources.

Why IBM Analytics

Smarter Analytics is IBM’s approach to analytics. With IBM Smarter Analytics, you can extract insights from your enterprise data and all the big data that is continuously flowing in from a variety of new sources.The latest IBM cognosInstitute for Business Value study reveals how innovative enterprises extract value from big data.

Smarter Analytics capabilities

IBM offers a broad, integrated portfolio of information and analytics capabilities, spanning software, hardware and services.These capabilities can be deployed on a solid foundation with an enterprise-class big data platform to take advantage of all of your data sources. We pair our rich portfolio of capabilities with industry-leading services delivered by 9000 dedicated analytics consultants who can help you accelerate time to value and deliver breakaway results.IBM


Smarter Analytics benefits

The insights revealed through Smarter Analytics can help you make better, faster decisions and automate processes. You can build a solid foundation of strategic analytics products and services to take advantage of all of your data sources, including structured and unstructured data. And you can get the support you need to manage change and stay one step ahead of your competition.