IBM Redbooks publications: Do you need a big data book on IBM InfoSphere BigInsights?
Michael Ebbers 270001G1G2 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  data infosphere biginsights redbooks big
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I am pleased to announce the first of two "big data" IBM Redbooks publications: Implementing IBM InfoSphere BigInsights on System x, SG24-8077. Like all of our Redbooks publications (redbooks, redpapers, redguides, and webdocs), it is available at no charge to view or download from our website: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248077.html. I will invite some of the authors to comment, and your comments are also welcome. Here is the introduction of the book to whet your appetite:
As world activities become more integrated, the rate of data growth has been increasing exponentially. This data explosion helps cause current data management methods to become inadequate. People are using the term big data (sometimes referred to as Big Data) to describe this latest industry trend. IBM® is preparing the next generation of technology to meet these data management challenges.
To provide the capability of incorporating big data sources and analytics of these sources, IBM developed a stream-computing product that is based on the open source computing framework, which is known as Apache Hadoop. Each product in the framework provides unique capabilities to the data management environment and further enhances the value of your data warehouse investment.
This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the need for big data in an organization. We explain how IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ differentiates itself from the standard Hadoop. We then describe the list of implementation considerations, from networking and hardware, to validating a successful installation and making it secure.
The book is designed for clients, consultants, and other technical professionals.
I hope it will help each of you in your use of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. Watch for my next blog entry about our book on IBM InfoSphere Streams.