6 Big Data Examples From Big Global Brands

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

Where are we with big data? Has it moved from theory into practice? Are global organizations really using big data today to make significant changes in their organizations? Are there working solutions in the market that derive value from the analysis of non-traditional data? Let’s discuss six big data examples that illustrate how big global         Read More…

 

“Great minds think alike.” That’s what they say, but we know it isn’t true. Great minds think differently; great minds seek different thinking, and great minds come up with the innovations that truly amaze. If you’re in the field of B2B, the chances are very high that your next innovation will come from a customer         Read More…

NRF Show 2015: Look Where Data is Taking Retail!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show, held annually in New York City, is THE show for everything that makes retail happen. Wanna see the latest in store design? You can see it at the Big Show. Who’s offering mobile payment? It’s at the Big Show. What’s next in HR for retailing? That’s there, too. The         Read More…

Business Highlights in Big Data History

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

If you’re relatively new to Big Data, you might find this snapshot of the last 20 years of big data history helpful. Hopefully, you can build your understanding and figure out where you reside in the journey of Big Data development, adoption and optimization. Gentlemen Start Your Spreadsheets (1995) The world wide web explodes and         Read More…

 

The term “data-driven” is gaining huge momentum and for good reason: never before have every organization’s data assets become so useful, valuable – and complicated. That’s exactly why the subject of data modeling today is a HOT TOPIC – as well as data normalization. In this blog we will talk about “modeling the data.” My         Read More…

Teradata Just Became Operations-Ready on Hortonworks

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 by Cesar Rojas No Comments

 

The partnership with one of our three strategic Hadoop partners, Hortonworks, continues to evolve. Today Teradata has gained the “Operations Ready Certification,” a new Hortonworks certification that validates our focus and strategy about providing an enterprise Hadoop experience to our Teradata customers. Teradata Viewpoint has become a standard interface for monitoring and management of the Teradata         Read More…

Graph Processing Inside an Analytic DBMS

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

Although the Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) model for scalable parallel processing was invented by Leslie Valiant in the 1980s (and was cited as part of the reason for Valiant’s recent Turing award), it became a popular model for scalable processing of graph data in 2010 when Grzegorz Malewicz et. al. from Google published their seminal         Read More…

 

A recent blog – “Why use an Industry Data Model?” – discussed how industry data models bring exceptional business value to customers by providing a logical “blueprint” for data integration and enterprise analytics within well-defined business spaces. If this data model is expanded to include a template industry physical data model (iPDM), can the model         Read More…

 

A series on ‘what’s next in analytics on SAP R/3’ – part 4 Engineers are people that want to fix a problem! As you may recall in my first Blog I wrote about Arno Luijten, one of the senior engineers in my team, who almost 10 years ago proposed data replication as the fix for         Read More…

 

Where is the business world today in relation to the long-term effort to incorporate insights from big data? Winston Churchill put it best: “We are at the end of the beginning.” In the Silicon Valley ecosystem, Hadoop has been the rage for several years, but the larger business world is just starting to come to         Read More…