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…

Garbage In-Memory, Expensive Garbage

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen 2 Comments

 

A first anniversary is always special and in May I marked my first with Teradata. In my previous lives I celebrated almost ten years with Shell and seventeen years creating my own businesses focused on data warehousing and business intelligence solutions for SAP. With my last business “NewFrontiers” I leveraged all twenty seven years of         Read More…

 

Thinking inside the box when it comes to your data has many advantages — compared to processing outside the box. Organizations are collecting more structured and unstructured data than ever before, and it is presenting great opportunities and challenges to analyze ALL of that complex data. In this volatile and competitive economy, there has never         Read More…

MongoDB and Teradata QueryGrid – Even Better Together

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Dan Graham 3 Comments

 

It wasn’t so long ago that NoSQL products were considered competitors with relational databases (RDBMS). Well, for some workloads they still are. But Teradata is an analytic RDBMS which is quite different and complementary to MongoDB. Hence, we are teaming up for the benefit of mutual customers. The collaboration of MongoDB with Teradata represents a         Read More…

 

It happens every few years and it’s happening again. A new technology comes along and a significant segment of the IT and business community want to toss out everything we’ve learned over the past 60 years and start fresh. We “discover” that we’ve been wasting time applying unnecessary rigor and bureaucracy to our projects. No         Read More…

How $illy is Cost per Terabyte?

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

Without question, the best price per terabyte anywhere in the technology industry is the home PC. You can get a Dell® PC at about $400 and it comes with a terabyte disk drive. WOW! I found one PC for $319 per TB! Teradata, Oracle, IBM, and all the other vendors are headed for the scrap         Read More…

 

An organization’s most valuable and strategic assets are customers. Yet right next to customers are those precious assets that the enterprise can leverage to attract, retain and interact with those valuable customers for profitable growth: your DATA! And every organization has huge, deep waves of data – streaming in like riptides from every direction –         Read More…

 

I can definitely tell it is the Teradata User Group season as my travel ramps up around the country. This past week had me in St. Louis for the second event. If you saw my last blog you know that I am presenting the 15.0 database update and in St. Louis I added a couple         Read More…

 

Every self-respecting data management professional knows that “business alignment” is critical to the success of a data and analytics program. But what does business alignment really mean? How do you know if your program is aligned to the business? Before describing what business alignment is, let me first list what it is not: • Interviewing         Read More…