ZDnet, By Larry Dignan | May 20, 2011
IBM will invest $100 million on research for analytics and big data projects and expanded its portfolio accordingly. The company also launched Hadoop-based services.
Hadoop is open source technology that's used to analyze unstructured data. Both Yahoo and Google are heavy Hadoop proponents.
IBM said it is launching InfoSphere BigInsights and Streams software to analyze unstructured data such as text, video, audio and social media. The software, cooked up by IBM Research, is based on Hadoop and more than 50 Big Blue patents.
ARMONK, N.Y., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies seek to gain real-time insight from diverse types of data, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new software and services to help clients more effectively gain competitive insight, optimize infrastructure and better manage resources to address Internet-scale data. For the first time, organizations can integrate and analyze tens-of-petabytes of data in its native format and gain critical intelligence in sub-second response times
IBM is expanding its portfolio and furthering its investments in analytics with:
- New, patented software capabilities to analyze massive volumes of streaming data with sub-millisecond response times and Hadoop-based analytics software to offer scalable storage to handle tens-of-petabytes level data. These capabilities complement and leverage existing IT infrastructure to support a variety of both structured and unstructured data types.
- 20 new services offerings, featuring patented analytical tools for business and IT professionals to infuse predictive analytics throughout their IT operations. The services enable IT organizations to assess, design and configure their operations to address and take advantage of petabytes of data.