Modeling for Intelligence: Conceptual, Logical, Physical

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

It’s a fact: intelligence in big business, big data and big analytics begins with data modelers. And understand this: we data modelers are a special breed: we LIKE translating business requirements into conceptual, logical, and physical data models. We enjoy analytical work with tools like Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), which are valuable formats that we         Read More…

So, When was Your Data Breach?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

by Jay Irwin, JD, Director, Teradata InfoSec COE 2015 barely got underway and it happened again. More breaches of the customer data kept by large companies. Journalists said 2014 was the year of the data breach, but hold on, here we go again. Security experts are not the least bit surprised. Neither should you be.         Read More…

Is Your Data Safe? Big Data Security Drives New Cyber Safety.

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

A quick and fact-rich lesson in the current state of cyber security and what new advancements and opportunities exist with emerging big data analytics. Cyber security is going to be an enduring hot topic – and one that should be on the radar of all enterprise IT and IT cyber security practitioners. A quick fact:         Read More…

 

PART FIVE: This is the last blog in my series about Near Real Time data acquisition from SAP. This final blog is co-written with Arno Luijten, who is one of Teradata’s lead engineers. He is instrumental in demystifying the secrets of the elusive SAP clustered and pooled tables. There is a common misconception that the         Read More…

The Value of Big Data Unlocked

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

It’s on every enterprise list of Things To Tackle in 2015. It’s every organization’s technological priority because it’s commonly considered important to future growth and competitive positioning. The value of Big data is big news —without a doubt. Even though most business executives think realizing benefits from the value of big data is long overdue,         Read More…

‘What’s next in analytics on SAP R/3’ – Introduction

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

SAP’s ERP application R/3 is classified as a real time transaction processing system. However for most larger companies SAP R/3 is not suited for analytical purposes. These companies started with the building data warehouses. This is also where my “SAP analytics journey” started, in the early 1990ies as an employee of Shell. To load the         Read More…

Hybrid Row-Column Stores: A General and Flexible Approach

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

During a recent meeting with a post-doc in my lab at Yale, he reminded me that this summer will mark the 10-year anniversary of the publication of C-Store in VLDB 2005. C-Store was by no means the first ever column-store database system (the column-store idea has been around since the 70s — nearly as long         Read More…

Foresight Tops Hindsight: Data-Driven Decisions Beat Gut

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Tho Nguyen 1 Comment

 

Many decisions we make every day are not data-driven but are made by our gut instinct. That’s fine when those decisions are about what to wear, what to eat, where to go on vacation, and how much to spend on an item. But what about when your choices can impact the company’s bottom line, or even         Read More…

 

(Part 2 of a post illustrating how marketers are creatively leveraging big data to secure competitive advantages.) Big data leveraged into insights have a strong likelihood to distinguish organizations from their competitors. Because of the infancy of this movement, few big data insights to date have been turned into marketing advantages – so early entrants         Read More…

6 Ways Big Data Marketing Helps Companies Be Competitive: Part 1

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

Big data – business changing data – is giving marketers new ways to be innovative and step ahead of competitors. A creative strategy or advertising campaign is only scratching the surface of mechanisms available today to drive revenue. Effective CMOs must appreciate the power of new and diverse data sources and demand marketing directors interpret         Read More…