Teradata QueryGrid and Adaptive Optimization

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

Not Your Typical DBMS-Hadoop Connector For those readers who followed my writings for the Hadapt blog before it was acquired by Teradata http://hadapt.com/blog/, one of my common refrains was the architectural flaws inherent in database connectors to Hadoop. My problems with connectors centered on the following issues: (1) Big data may mean different things to         Read More…

Why a Portable History Is Key To a Productive Data Lake

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Ariff Kassam No Comments

 

The Latin phrase “sine qua non” means, “something that without it you have nothing.” In the emerging world of the data lake: a complete, portable, and shareable understanding is the sine qua non for productivity. Why? With it, you can rapidly create, preserve, and share a way of understanding data that is valuable to your         Read More…

Real-time data acquisition causes disruption to analytics for SAP R/3

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

– A series on what is next in analytics on SAP R/3 – part 3 Most engineers do not like big words. However our newest “near-real-time” software has caused disruptive change! That is, for my team –and all that we have been working on for so many years. Why is it disruptive? Identifying and capturing         Read More…

Open Source and the Last Mile of Data Analytics

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Ron Bodkin No Comments

 

To understand the role of open source in data analytics, it is helpful to remember a concept from telecommunications. “The last mile,” the distance from the distribution points of telecom and cable operators to the house, was always seen as a bottleneck. But there was good reason for that bottleneck. About 95% or more of         Read More…

Overview of Teradata Loom Technology

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

A little less than two months ago, I joined Teradata as part of their acquisition of my start-up, Hadapt. One thing that has struck me at Teradata thus far is the large amount of cool pockets of technology that they have (both in their core and peripheral products) that I had been previously unaware of.         Read More…

The Cloud Isn’t a Silver Bullet for Analytics

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

The cloud is not a silver bullet. In fact, what good is the cloud unless it solves your problems? The key to understanding the value of the cloud is to know what you want and then determine whether available solutions are a good fit. In its first era, the cloud offered applications like Salesforce.com or         Read More…

How Real-Time are Real-Time Systems, Really?

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen 1 Comment

 

- A series on what is next in analytics on SAP R/3 – part 2  Last year, my team was tasked to deliver a “real-time analytical” capability on SAP R/3. My first reaction was that our solution cannot be real-time, as it is going to be downstream of another system using a data transfer interface.         Read More…

How the Mobile Brain Alters Customer Relationships

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

Big data collection and analytic technology is of increasing importance in a world that is now more digitally-oriented than interpersonally connected. There are at present 1.75 billion smartphones in the world – nearly one-quarter of the global population uses a smartphone. And due to the accessibility, context and immediacy that consumers are afforded in an         Read More…

Real-Time SAP® Analytics: a look back & ahead

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen 1 Comment

 

On April 8, I hosted a webinar and my guest was Neil Raden, an independent data warehouse analyst. The topic of the webinar was: “Accessing of SAP ERP data for business analytics purposes” – which was built upon Neil’s findings in his recent white paper about the complexities of the integration of SAP data into         Read More…

No one cares about data governance, and neither should you

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by Kevin Lewis No Comments

 

It’s probably the most common question I get when I visit companies struggling to get data governance off the ground: “How do I get the business to care about Data Governance?” The answer is simple. You can’t. Don’t even try. What do people care about? They care about the work that is already piled up         Read More…