Category Archives: Contributors

It’s Not Hybrid Unless It All Works Together

November 22, 2016

Despite the vast quantity of talk and enthusiasm for all things cloud, few CIOs and IT architects see the future of their analytics infrastructure as an either/or decision. A more apt description for their designs is hybrid, a word that most commonly means a computing environment that is partially either on-premises or in a private… Read More »

Leveraging Our Past to Enable Your Future

September 12, 2016

By Rob Armstrong – As the saying goes; the more things change, the more they stay the same. Those of us fortunate enough to be in the data and analytic field over the past few decades certainly know that is true. While there has been a large change in the data types, data volume and… Read More »

Borderless Analytics Use Cases – Cloud Data Labs, Cloud Bursting, Cloud Disaster Recovery

September 12, 2016

By Rob Armstrong In my last blog, I looked at how the experience of Teradata integrating data and analytics across the enterprise has evolved from the Centralized Data Warehouse to the world of Borderless Analytics. In this blog I wanted to delve a bit deeper into a few of the borderless analytics use cases that… Read More »

7 Questions About Data Lakes and Hadoop, Answered by Dan Graham

August 30, 2016

We had a Q&A session with Dan about Data Lakes and Hadoop, to get the scoop on what he’ll present at Teradata PARTNERS Conference, and here’s what we discovered – 1. What is the biggest opportunity right now with a Data Lake and Hadoop? Answer: Data lakes are best at gathering data from dozens of… Read More »

Getting to the IoT Value

August 24, 2016

  by Cheryl Wiebe and Jeff Cohen The Analytics of Things is the Payload In our last posting, we complained about all the noise out there about the IoT infrastructure, the edge devices, the tech, and tried to give you some real nuts-and-bolts advice on getting started.  Once you have grabbed a batch of, visually explored,… Read More »

Aster is Analytics for Humans:  Exploit Data In Hadoop With Teradata Aster Analytics 7

August 24, 2016

by John Thuma Fact:  Teradata is the world’s first big data analytics solution provider and Teradata’s best days are ahead.  As the lead product evangelist for Aster, I am excited to introduce our latest and greatest release: Aster Analytics 7: aka, Aster Analytics on Hadoop.  Yes, Aster on your Hadoop! The Aster advanced analytics solution… Read More »

A One Day Accounting Close? Utopia via People, Process, & Technology

November 30, 2015

The pressure for an accelerated accounting close can be relentless, as evidenced by the $1.3 billion Toshiba accounting scandal this spring. The electronic manufacturing giant admitted it had overstated profits by $1.3 billion going back to fiscal 2008/2009. An accounting probe in July led to the CEO and several board members resigning and a 30… Read More »

Investing in New Technology? Don’t Forget These 5 Value-Adding Steps

November 12, 2015

By Data and Analytics Staff IT departments are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest technological advance that will change the way their company works. But striking a balance between IT’s desire to implement a new technology, and the impact of said technology on the company’s bottom line, often can be tricky. For… Read More »

The Data Management Imperative: Business Initiative Alignment

October 20, 2015

Bring your data management program out of the IT back office and into the enterprise spotlight   By Anita Filippi The job of a data management professional is a tough one. How do you get ahead of the curve to build out the foundational components of an analytic ecosystem and still serve the immediate, and… Read More »

Aster on Hadoop is Hadoop for Everyone!

October 19, 2015

One of the biggest announcements at Teradata Partners 2015 is that Aster will run on Hadoop. Many of our customers have already invested in a Hadoop data lake and want to do more than just store data. Storing data is helpful but not all that interesting. What if you could easily do advanced analytics without… Read More »