NRF Show 2015: Look Where Data is Taking Retail!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show, held annually in New York City, is THE show for everything that makes retail happen. Wanna see the latest in store design? You can see it at the Big Show. Who’s offering mobile payment? It’s at the Big Show. What’s next in HR for retailing? That’s there, too. The         Read More…

Business Highlights in Big Data History

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

If you’re relatively new to Big Data, you might find this snapshot of the last 20 years of big data history helpful. Hopefully, you can build your understanding and figure out where you reside in the journey of Big Data development, adoption and optimization. Gentlemen Start Your Spreadsheets (1995) The world wide web explodes and         Read More…

 

The term “data-driven” is gaining huge momentum and for good reason: never before have every organization’s data assets become so useful, valuable – and complicated. That’s exactly why the subject of data modeling today is a HOT TOPIC – as well as data normalization. In this blog we will talk about “modeling the data.” My         Read More…

Teradata Just Became Operations-Ready on Hortonworks

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 by Cesar Rojas No Comments

 

The partnership with one of our three strategic Hadoop partners, Hortonworks, continues to evolve. Today Teradata has gained the “Operations Ready Certification,” a new Hortonworks certification that validates our focus and strategy about providing an enterprise Hadoop experience to our Teradata customers. Teradata Viewpoint has become a standard interface for monitoring and management of the Teradata         Read More…

Graph Processing Inside an Analytic DBMS

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

Although the Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) model for scalable parallel processing was invented by Leslie Valiant in the 1980s (and was cited as part of the reason for Valiant’s recent Turing award), it became a popular model for scalable processing of graph data in 2010 when Grzegorz Malewicz et. al. from Google published their seminal         Read More…

 

A recent blog – “Why use an Industry Data Model?” – discussed how industry data models bring exceptional business value to customers by providing a logical “blueprint” for data integration and enterprise analytics within well-defined business spaces. If this data model is expanded to include a template industry physical data model (iPDM), can the model         Read More…

 

A series on ‘what’s next in analytics on SAP R/3’ – part 4 Engineers are people that want to fix a problem! As you may recall in my first Blog I wrote about Arno Luijten, one of the senior engineers in my team, who almost 10 years ago proposed data replication as the fix for         Read More…

 

Where is the business world today in relation to the long-term effort to incorporate insights from big data? Winston Churchill put it best: “We are at the end of the beginning.” In the Silicon Valley ecosystem, Hadoop has been the rage for several years, but the larger business world is just starting to come to         Read More…

Why Use an Industry Data Model? Speed Time to Your Objectives

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

I have been involved in the development of Industry data models since the late ’90s and still to this day I get asked “what’s the value of using an Industry Data Model?” For anyone unfamiliar with data models, here is the definition from Wikipedia: “Data models are often used as an aid to communication between         Read More…

Integrate Data, Processes & People: End Data Ownership Turf Wars

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

The biggest thing I’ve realized over the past couple of months, other than Tony Romo is one of the best NFL players I’ve ever seen — is the fact that data ownership is still a huge problem for companies of all types. Tony’s numbers keep getting more impressive game by game – and likewise the         Read More…