Big data: Past, present and future

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Information has never been so critical in running a business. Organizations have to leverage new and existing sources of information in more innovative ways than ever before – and the volume of data is growing exponentially. The challenge is harnessing the mass of different information – both inside and outside the business – and turning it into insight that the business can use, without adding risk or extra cost.

As the mainframe contains so much business-critical data, it has become a primary resource for today’s business analytics and decision-making. The openness of the platform enables integration with other sources of data, and its market-leading qualities of service lend it to becoming an information hub for big data initiatives.

Register today for this complimentary webcast and learn from IDC analyst Carl Olofson as he shares his vast knowledge of, and experience with, the platform. He will discuss the growing dependencies of large enterprise customers, how IBM® System z® is positioned and how it is being used to deliver in the brave new world of big data. IBM subject matter expert Mark Simmonds will also highlight the information management portfolio roadmap for System z, as it pertains to big data.

Attend this informative webcast and you will have access to download the new white paper - The Mainframe as a Key Platform for Big Data and Analytics - by Carl Olofson, IDC analyst.

Jan 21, 2014, 11:00 EST (16:00 GMT)
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