BigSheets – Using Big Data to Define Market Sentiment

From the IBM Emerging Technologies videos from David Barnes via ReadWriteWeb, the IBM product BigSheets, for use with massive (Petabyte size) datasets.

A great synopsis on ReadWriteWeb

BigSheets is a tool created by IBM that takes terabytes or even petabytes of Web data and turns it into information that provides business intelligence. The tool can be used for structured or unstructured data from internal or external sources. For instance, it can run streams of Twitter data for days, weeks or even months on particular keywords. That data can then be mashed up with internal information.

In the video David looks at using the tool for looking at trends on Twitter, something that could be very useful for us to track sentiments over various news stories, trends and our own products. The video includes a very cool demonstration on how it could be used to mine information on politician voting records.

Also, the original writeup on the video at ReadWriteWeb


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