The Cloud Isn’t a Silver Bullet for Analytics

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

The cloud is not a silver bullet. In fact, what good is the cloud unless it solves your problems? The key to understanding the value of the cloud is to know what you want and then determine whether available solutions are a good fit. In its first era, the cloud offered applications like Salesforce.com or         Read More…

How Real-Time are Real-Time Systems, Really?

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen 1 Comment

 

- A series on what is next in analytics on SAP R/3 – part 2  Last year, my team was tasked to deliver a “real-time analytical” capability on SAP R/3. My first reaction was that our solution cannot be real-time, as it is going to be downstream of another system using a data transfer interface.         Read More…

How the Mobile Brain Alters Customer Relationships

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

Big data collection and analytic technology is of increasing importance in a world that is now more digitally-oriented than interpersonally connected. There are at present 1.75 billion smartphones in the world – nearly one-quarter of the global population uses a smartphone. And due to the accessibility, context and immediacy that consumers are afforded in an         Read More…

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…