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Introduction

Having announced its strategic commitment to the Spark big data computing engine, IBM has gotten off to a running start, announcing that roughly 20 of its products and cloud services now use or offer the technology.

Highlights

  • Spark is a moving target for analytics tools.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses IBM's progress in embracing the Spark computing engine.
  • Outlines the need for a business message for Spark, and IBM's early attempts to deliver it.

Key questions answered

  • Having announced its strategic commitment to Spark back in June, what progress has IBM made in releasing Spark-enhanced analytics products?
  • How well has IBM developed a business message for Spark, a technology whose messaging until now has been developer-focused?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Infusing Spark into products and services
  • Spark is a moving target for analytics tools
  • Putting together a coherent business message

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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