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…

 

PART FIVE: This is the last blog in my series about Near Real Time data acquisition from SAP. This final blog is co-written with Arno Luijten, who is one of Teradata’s lead engineers. He is instrumental in demystifying the secrets of the elusive SAP clustered and pooled tables. There is a common misconception that the         Read More…

The Value of Big Data Unlocked

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

It’s on every enterprise list of Things To Tackle in 2015. It’s every organization’s technological priority because it’s commonly considered important to future growth and competitive positioning. The value of Big data is big news —without a doubt. Even though most business executives think realizing benefits from the value of big data is long overdue,         Read More…

‘What’s next in analytics on SAP R/3’ – Introduction

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

SAP’s ERP application R/3 is classified as a real time transaction processing system. However for most larger companies SAP R/3 is not suited for analytical purposes. These companies started with the building data warehouses. This is also where my “SAP analytics journey” started, in the early 1990ies as an employee of Shell. To load the         Read More…

Hybrid Row-Column Stores: A General and Flexible Approach

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Daniel Abadi No Comments

 

During a recent meeting with a post-doc in my lab at Yale, he reminded me that this summer will mark the 10-year anniversary of the publication of C-Store in VLDB 2005. C-Store was by no means the first ever column-store database system (the column-store idea has been around since the 70s — nearly as long         Read More…