Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Free new pureQuery eBook

The free Getting Started with pureQuery e-book is available for download.  This book was put together by many of the key pureQuery developers, technical evangelists and reviewed by some key customers.

This is the best collection of pureQuery info in book form and definitely the best way to get started.

Read this free ebook to:

  • Find out what pureQuery is
    • Learn how to get started and review configuration options. 
  • Learn how to use pureQuery tooling in Optim™ Development Studio (ODS)
    • This reviews the major pureQuery tooling features found in ODS
    • BTW did I mention that the ODS tooling is free.
    • pureQuery ODS tooling provides help to any Java developer writing data access with JDBC, pureQuery, iBatis, and JPA for DB2 and IDS.
  • Write efficient Java™ database applications using pureQuery APIs
    • Discover what is different about pureQuery and review APIs
  • Learn how to optimize your existing Java database applications using pureQuery
    • pureQuery is a data access platform, so it makes it easier to developer data access application for DB2 & IDS and also faster.
  • Understand how pureQuery can optimize Java Persistence API (JPA) and Hibernate applications
    • Make you existing ORM apps faster and easier to write.
  • Practice while developing a sample Java application
    • Are you looking for a sample application that uses pureQuery to help you get started?  If so look no further because you can find it in the ebook.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Alive!!!! IBM BigInsight (Hadoop ++)

Well the time has come for IBM's BigInsight product to be released to the general public.  It comes in 2 flavors:

Here is a quick summary of what's in BigInsights EE:

  • Open Source Components
    • Pig (programming language)
    • Flume (data collection/aggregation)
    • Hive (data summarization/querying)
    • Lucene (text search)
    • Zookeeper (process coordination)
    • Avro (data serialization)
    • HBase (real time read/write)
  • Some IBM Extras
    • JAQL
    • InfoSphere Warehouse Integration
    • text analytics engine

Look for more details coming soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whaz up? IBM Big Data

Are you curious about whaz happening with IBM Big Data?    Have you heard about some of these IBM Products/Projects/Initiatives: InfoSphere BigInsight, BigSheets, InfoSphere Streams, InfoSphere SenseMaking (aka G2), Cognos Consumer Insight, IBM Distribution of Apache Hadoop, System-T, System ML, etc ...

To keep up with news and whaz happening here are some social media channels:
Here are some InfoSphere Streams communities:

Let me know if I should add anything! 


Thursday, March 31, 2011

TechCrunchTV Interview Anjul Bhambhri (VP of Big Data at IBM) on IBM's Big Data direction

TechCrunchTV did a 5 piece interview with Anjul on March 30, 2011 on IBM's Big Data direction

  • Anjul talking about her early career and how did she get to managing IBM's Big Data mission.
  • Talks about Watson's role in Big Data. Anjul suggest that humanity should celebrate its accomplishment.  Watson has something like 200 million pages of data (ie dictionaries, thesaurus, etc ..).     The challenge was to ingest, search and makes sense of Big Data to be able to respond to a question.  
  • Waton is becoming more like "human".  Watson is a good example of how a computer can understand natural language and how a computer can understand Big Data.  Computers or robots can not replace humans.  
  • What's IBM's goal in the investment in Watson?  The possibilities if we can tap into Big Data and do analytics can drive change in our society (eg Smarter Planet, Health care, etc ...).   The possibility to be able to make a decision at the right time.   IBM's is working on simplifying analytics on Big Data (aka making it easier to ask questions on Big Data).
  • IBM is more than just about mainframes.  Anjul's business is managed as a start-up within IBM.  IBM is looking at helping customers consume and make sense of Big Data(petabytes++) along with their traditional data.   IBM's is working on helping customer's make sense of their growing amount of data.  IBM is starting 1200 bootcamps on the technology behind Watson and what IBM's doing around Big Data.   This bootcamps will be able to help with concepts, labs/example, Proof of Concept, etc... around Big Data.