IBM Forgets About Vivisimo

January 1, 2013

IBM wants to take a bite out of Big Data by educating people on the topic and then encouraging them to use their products. One of the ways that IBM does this is through its Redbooks publications. A recent publication called IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0: Addressing Volume, Velocity, and Variety that discusses how a Big Data platform will allow people to structure and use their data:

“There are multiple uses for big data in every industry—from analyzing larger volumes of data than was previously possible to driving more precise answers, to analyzing data at rest and data in motion to capture opportunities that were previously lost. A big data platform will enable your organization to tackle complex problems that previously could not be solved using traditional infrastructure. As the amount of data available to enterprises and other organizations dramatically increases, more and more companies are looking to turn this data into actionable information and intelligence in real time. Addressing these requirements requires applications that are able to analyze potentially enormous volumes and varieties of continuous data streams to provide decision makers with critical information almost instantaneously. “

The publication suggests using IBM InfoSphere as the enterprise platform for Big Data developments. The InfoSphere can be used as a testing ground for analyzing the data and deciding the best ways to govern it. Did IBM forget about its “other” Big Data” platform, though? Vivisimo was acquired to be the spotlight of Big Data for IBM. Why is it not discussed here?

Whitney Grace, January 01, 2013

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One Response to “IBM Forgets About Vivisimo”

  1. cabodj on January 7th, 2013 1:17 pm

    That Redbook mentions Vivisimo, but only by the new IBM name – IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer. So section 7.7 of that document (a whole 2 pages) discusses the integration at a very high level.

    It does seem like IBM would’ve put more emphasis on it, especially since it’s a very recent acquisition.

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