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…

 

Part 2 of Two 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         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…

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 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. There         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…