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theCUBE Live At IGM Insight 2014 with James Kobielus NEWS

Tension caused by a new way to acquire Big Data services | #ibminsight

theCUBE Live At IGM Insight 2014 with James Kobielus

theCUBE Live At IGM Insight 2014 with James Kobielus

A new way to acquire Big Data services has caused a bit of tension, according to James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist at IBM. Previously, employees had to go through corporate IT to secure data services, but today, “cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) options give business people the means to acquire the capabilities on their own without necessarily going through IT.”

But, in organizations with large IT staffs, Kobielus explained that it makes sense for employees to acquire these services “with IT’s blessing,” as the IT department no longer needs to hire people to manage these new services. He also recommended that business users should keep in mind that the services they acquire need to meet the requirements of an enterprise-grade data platform.

The data center business now includes “the cloud option for small and midsized businesses,” Kobielus said in his live interview with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at IBM’s annual Big Data conference, Insight. That is why IBM is bringing all of its databases and data platforms into the cloud. “It spans our entire portfolio,” Kobielus said, including data, analytics, and applications.

“People are taking these cloud platforms and building their businesses on them,” he added. This cloud-first approach includes new product releases, such as dashDB, a cloud, in-memory data service that is available right now as an on-demand, self-service data warehouse.

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