Big Data Success Starts With Empowerment: Learn Why and How

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

As my colleague Bill Franks recently pointed out on his blog, there is often the perception that being data-driven is all about technology. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans a lot of different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big         Read More…

Pluralism and Secularity In a Big Data Ecosystem

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

Solutions around today’s analytic ecosystem are too technically driven without focusing on business values. The buzzwords seem to over-compensate the reality of implementation and cost of ownership. I challenge you to view your analytic architecture using pluralism and secularity. Without such a view of this world your resume will fill out nicely but your business         Read More…

The Cloud Is the Answer (Apparently)

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Marc Clark No Comments

 

The cloud is the answer. Now, what was the question? Depending on your point of view, this comment either makes you pump your fist in enthusiastic agreement – or shake your head in strong defiance. Folks tend to be either hardcore cloud “fans” or vehement cloud “detractors,” and often there is not much middle ground         Read More…

 

By Imad Birouty, Teradata Product Marketing Manager In-memory database processing is a hot topic in the market today. It promises to bring high performance to OLTP and Data Warehouse environments.  As such, many vendors are working hard to develop in-memory database technology. Memory is fast, but still expensive when compared to disk storage. As such, it         Read More…

Optimization in Data Modeling 1 – Primary Index Selection

Posted on: July 14th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

In my last blog I spoke about the decisions that must be made when transforming an Industry Data Model (iDM) from Logical Data Model (LDM) to an implementable Physical Data Model (PDM). However, being able to generate DDL (Data Definition Language) that will run on a Teradata platform is not enough – you also want         Read More…

The Benefits and Evolution of the Hadoop Appliance

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

Running Hadoop on an appliance offers significant benefits, but as Hadoop workloads become more sophisticated, so too must the appliance. That’s exactly why we’re releasing the ‘new’ Teradata Appliance for Hadoop 5. Our new appliance has evolved alongside Hadoop usage scenarios while giving IT organizations more freedom of choice to run diverse workloads. Running Hadoop         Read More…

Why We Love Presto

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

Concurrent with acquiring Hadoop companies Hadapt and Revelytix last year, Teradata opened the Teradata Center for Hadoop in Boston. Teradata recently announced that a major new initiative of this Hadoop development center will include open-source contributions to a distributed SQL query engine called Presto. Presto was originally developed at Facebook, and is designed to run         Read More…

Hadoop Summit June 2015: 4 Takeaways

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Data Analytics Staff No Comments

 

For those in data—the developers, architects, administrators and analysts who capture, distill and integrate complex information for their organizations—the Hadoop Summit is one of the most important events of the year. We get to talk, share and learn from each other about how we can make Hadoop key to the enterprise data architecture. The 2015         Read More…

 

I recently participated in a business analytics project for non-profits that, as the planning progressed, seemed like a perfect opportunity to implement an agile approach, except that the work was to be completed in two days! But all the developers would be co-located. We had three objectives that fit the profile of user stories. We         Read More…

Regulating Data Lake Temperature

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Mark Cusack No Comments

 

By Mark Cusack, Chief Architect, Teradata RainStor One of the entertaining aspects of applying physical analogies to data technology is seeing how far you can push the analogy before it falls over or people get annoyed.  In terms of analogical liberties, I’d suggest that the data lake occupies the number one spot right now.  It’s         Read More…