Big Data is a big deal. It is a subject of conversation for the largest multinational corporations and the smallest start-ups alike. IBM is making big bets on Big Data. There is a rapidly expanding portfolio of products and services with one of the more recent additions InfoSphere BigInsights being of a particular interest for the readers of this blog. In short, InfoSphere BigInsights brings Apache Hadoop Map-Reduce large scale analytics to the enterprise.
Anjul Bhambhri, VP responsible for Big Data at IBM was recently interviewed by TechCrunch. In this interview Anjul talks about several projects such as detecting an onset of infection in critically premature infants at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at one of our local Canadian hospitals. Anjul also talked about how Big Data is used to solve congestion problems in big cities as part of the IBM Smarter Planet initiative, and of course about Watson and how it outsmarted humans on Jeopardy and how this technology helps real business. Take a look: