Gain Analytics Agility on Apache Spark for IBM z Systems

  When people discuss real-time big data domains, rarely do they understand the realities of where daily transactional data occurs around the world. To give you an idea of the volumes we’re looking at, consider that for every second of the day worldwide, there are: 250 iTunes downloads 3600 Instagram photos taken 7000 Tweets sent 30000 Facebook likes 46000 YouTube […]

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Citizen identity solutions offer improvements for Officer Notes

Have you ever wondered what becomes of the notes an officer takes while on duty?   Scratch Police Field Interview Notebooks are used to capture the unstructured written observations of a field officer. These written notes, often referred to as “scratch” because they are written on a scratch pad, allow the officer to capture details about daily events and observations […]

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Arizona takes inside lane on adoption of digital licenses

ADOT and IBM reach historic industry milestone. Last month the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and IBM completed their first joint pilot to evaluate the applicability of digital identification documents for DMV agencies. ADOT is considering several pilots to help them explore the concepts of a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL). This initial endeavor represented a significant industry milestone as it was the first time […]

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Safely Vetting a Digital Driver’s License

As the adoption of mobile driver licenses (mDL) evolves, the safety of law enforcement must be taken into consideration. When an officer pulls over a driver and approaches the vehicle the officer must not be distracted so that he/she can have “eyes on the driver” at all times. In these situations, the officer will eventually gather the identity credentials from the […]

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Secure Verifiable Anywhere Anytime Digital Driver’s Licenses

Today physical identity cards are used to represent personally identifiable information (PII). A common example is a driver’s license (DL) that uses paper or plastic to represent an individual’s credentials issued in compliance with ISO/IEC 18013-1. However, the representation of PII may soon be changing as the interest in mobile driver licenses is growing. As government agencies explore digital DL […]

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Rotating picture is not the magic wand to prevent fake IDs

As government agencies consider the deployment of mobile driver licenses (a.k.a. digital driver licenses or DDLs), much attention is being placed on the use of facial recognition technology for the acquisition and verification of a digital driver license. According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), there is a broad list of functional requirements associated with a mobile […]

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Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication for Digital Driver Licenses

Several Issuing Associations (a.k.a. DMV Agencies) have inquired about the applicability of biometrics, such as facial recognition, with a mobile driver’s license (mDL) solution based on IBM Mobile Identity. These inquires can be associated with two mDL scenarios: Validating a selfie against the photo in a DMV system of record to authenticate an individual during acquisition of a mDL. Contributing […]

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Spark on z/OS and Jupyter: fast, flexible analysis of mainframe data

Many enterprises are faced with the need to expand data processing access to users without impacting mission-critical transactional application environments. The trending approach to this problem is to move the data from these systems of record to a data warehouse. Moving data-at-rest to a mirrored data repository for analytics can yield costly side-effects such as expensive migration workloads, data concurrency and […]

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Unleashing Exploration on Enterprise Data

Enterprise customers have huge investments in transactional data systems, yet they struggle to provide their users with flexible and timely exploratory access to this data. One solution to this problem is to empower these users with the ability to use Jupyter Notebooks and Apache Spark running natively on z/OS to federate analytics across business critical data as well as external […]

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Climatology Analyst

Today, there has been a great deal of discussion around climate change and global warming in the news. The National Climatic Data Center within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitors weather stations from around the world. Since NOAA data is publicly available, it is a good data source for demonstrating how the citizen analyst can access large public […]

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