Cloud Security: Baby or Bathwater?

Posted on: May 5th, 2015 by Marc Clark No Comments

 

by Marc Clark, director, Cloud Strategy and Deployment, Teradata Cloud Solutions Surveys still show that concern about cloud security is the number one reason given by more than 60% of the companies that have not moved to the cloud. And with all the high profile data breaches in just the past 12 months, who could blame them?         Read More…

Making SAP data relevant in the world of big data

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

Part one of series about an old “SAP”dog who learns a new trick Reflecting back on the key messages from Teradata Universe 2015 in April it was impossible to escape the theme of deriving differentiated business value leveraging the latest data sources and analytic techniques. I heard from several customers how they improved their business by         Read More…

Agile Data Warehousing Meets Agile Technology

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

By Youko Watari, Technical Marketing Manager Agile development and its 12 principles[1] have been adopted everywhere, and data warehousing is not an exception. The Agile data warehousing publications out there mostly focus on how to adopt Agile tools and techniques such as the backlog, user stories, and iterations into the data warehouse development process, or how         Read More…

 

Zoomed in view of Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example) <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION In the first part of this two part blog series, I discussed the competitive importance of cross-functional analytics [1]. I also proposed that by treating Data and Analytics as a network of interconnected nodes in Gephi [2], we         Read More…

 

High Level Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example)  <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION Michael Porter, in an excellent article in the November 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review[1], points out that smart connected products are broadening competitive boundaries to encompass related products that meet a broader underlying need. Porter elaborates that the boundary shift         Read More…

 

It is well-known that there are two extreme alternatives for storing database tables on any storage media: storing it row-by-row (as done by traditional “row-store” technology) or storing it column-by-column (as done by recently popular “column-store” implementations). Row-stores store the entire first row of the table, followed by the entire second row of the table,         Read More…

Funnel Analysis: an Approach from the Power Marketer Playbook

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

Power marketers are always interested in the most effective ways to track, measure, and analyze customer experiences for more relevant engagement. I’d like to share an approach that is less known yet potentially quite powerful. Businesses across global markets are re-thinking data, analytics, platforms, and research methods to better understand their customers. Event analytics offers         Read More…

 

There has been much talk and glorification of big data and the revelations that this can bring a new day to competitive advantage, there hasn’t been as much talk about the specific issues and problems that organizations can now address with great strength and insight. The following discusses four of the most valuable big data         Read More…

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…