From the website:
BigSheets is an extension of the mashup paradigm that:
- A component of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights solution
- Integrates gigabytes, terabytes, or petabytes of unstructured data from web-based repositories
- Collects a wide range of unstructured web data stemming from user-defined seed URLs
- Extracts and Enriches that data using the unstructured information management architecture you choose (LanguageWare,OpenCalais, etc.)
- Lets you Explore and Visualize this data in specific, user defined contexts. (such as ManyEyes)
I checked and it doesn’t look like BigSheets is included in the basic BigInsights edition (the free one).
Interesting to think of the problem scenarios for BigSheets as Jeopardy clues:
- Research and analytics of structured databases result in dated information that cannot properly guide strategies or support decisions.
- Ans: What is Californication?
- The reach of your business intelligence data is limited to enterprise databases – providing only a one-sided view of the real business environment.
- Ans: What is “Where the Wild Things Are?” (semantically diverse data)
- Customer preferences and website activity are captured only through pre-packaged, outsourced web analytics. There is no way to do it yourself.
- Ans:What is Semantic-COBOL or SCOBOL? (COBOL being the original DYI programming language for business types)
Serious question: Say you and I separately create data mashups using BigSheets. How do we merge those together so neither one of us has to repeat the work we did creating the mashups? So that the result is the accumulation of our insights?