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5 “Must See” PureSystems Sessions at IBM InterConnect 2015

Beginning Feb. 22, around 20,000 people will converge in Las Vegas. They may be in a Nevada city, but their thoughts will be in the cloud—or rather on cloud. Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud. Of course, this event is IBM InterConnect, the Premier Cloud… Continue reading

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Future Ready Friday: Precision Analytics keep Canadian National Railway on track

This week’s Future Ready Friday post discusses how Canadian National Railway Company leverages the power of predictive analytics to run trains on time. For Canadian National Railway (CN), IT is key to precision railroading. In fact, as the company’s Information Delivery team lead, Philippe Chartier,… Continue reading

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Why are host names complex? (Part one)

Private cloud deployments are complex, as there is always integration required for the customers’ existing systems. These existing systems may not fit well in the cloud delivery model. As I work with our customers and help them migrate to a cloud model, I’m finding that… Continue reading

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How to install open source R on IBM PureData System for Analytics

In my last post, I discussed why you might want to use open source R with IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology. In this post, I’m going to go into more detail about how to install open source R if you decided… Continue reading

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Why use open source R on IBM PureData System for Analytics?

Many analysts are moving a lot of data out of a data warehouse, across a busy network over to a server. On this server, they do transformations and profiling on tables that they hope are representative of some larger but loosely-defined universe. But what about… Continue reading

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