Thursday, March 11, 2010

IBM allows sneak peek at M2 Insight Engine

Hadoop World: Enabling ad-hoc Analytics at Web Scale

What I found interesting about this presentation is:
  • the existence of a (not-so-)secret IBM Emerging Technology Project called M2, which IBM calls an insight engine for enabling ad-hoc business insights for business users, at Web scale
  • the emergence of a new class of business application that might be called Big Data Analytics
Under "Big Data Business Patterns," IBM counts:
  • Computational Journalism
  • Business Fraud Detection
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • IT Systems Management
as just a few examples.

And the chief enabling technology? None other than Hadoop.