Rod Smith - IBM Spark Summit 2015 - theCUBE





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Published on Jun 15, 2015

01. Rod Smith, IBM, Visits #theCUBE. (00:22)
02. Customers Looking for Quick Insights from Data. (00:55)
03. Spark Significantly Increases Time to Value. (02:59)
04. Real-Time Digital Business Transformations. (05:30)
05. Emerging Technologies and Repeatable Business Patterns. (08:25)
06. Enabling Custom Analytics. (09:43)
07. 28,000 Developers Show Up for IBM Hackathon. (11:14)
08. Why Hadoop Developers are Excited about Spark. (13:12)
09. Digital Transformation Has Economic Impact. (15:25)
10. The Vibe at IBM Is Very Hot. (17:48)
11. Portability of the Analytic Models. (19:05)
12. San Francisco Is the Epicenter of Spark Innovation. (20:03)

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Apache Spark offers multi-dimensional power to solve customer problems fast | #sparkinsight
by Betsy Amy-Vogt | Jun 22, 2015

Rod Smith, IBM fellow, VP of IBM’s Emerging Internet Technologies organization, and the catalyst behind Spark believes that Spark is set to become the next Linux. He credits the platform’s growing popularity to its speed and flexibility.

“It’s time to value … that is going to attract audiences, because now they can show their business people what they can do for them,” Smith said. “That is what is really driving this.“

Real-time digital business transformations

Spark opens the way for fast solutions and creative innovations by reducing the vendor standard for analytics from a week to four hours. With the old model, vendors solved customer problems by providing technology that was static, but customers now require flexibility.

Smith told theCUBE that IBM customers “were looking for technology that they could iterate on quickly, open-ended questions. It wasn’t the ‘give me a problem and do the compute piece output, I’m done.’ It was, ‘Oh gee, there’s the journey. I now see some interesting insights; I have some other questions.’”
By reducing the time involved, Spark has an immediate impact on the bottom line, meaning it gets CXO attention fast. Smith explained, “We haven’t had technology and the economics to be able to support it; now we do, and now you see the solution developer say, ‘I think I can make a business result faster.’ And if they can show it, then businesses react immediately.”

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of IBM Spark 2015.



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