Category Archives: Dan Graham

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 »

Total Cost of Big Data: a CFO’s Lesson from WinterCorp and HortonWorks

December 3, 2013

The recent webinar by Richard Winter and Bob Page hammered home key lessons about the cost of workloads running on Hadoop and data warehouses.  Richard runs WinterCorp — a consulting company that has been implementing huge data warehouses for 20+ years.   Bob Page is Vice President of Products for Hortonworks, and before that he was… Read More »

Anna Littick and the Unified Data Architecture — Part 2

October 16, 2013

Ring ring ringtone. Dan: “Hello. This is Dan at Teradata. How can I help you today?” Anna: “Hi Dan. It’s Anna Littick from Sunshine-Stores calling again. Can we finish our conversation?” Dan: “Oh yeah, hi Anna. Sure. Where did we leave off?” Anna: “Well, you remember our new CFO – Xavier Money — wants us… Read More »

Willy Everlern and Big Data Hype-ocracy

September 4, 2013

Willy Everlern is a young reporter at BigMedia.com who doesn’t understand data warehouses or computers.  His boss pushes Willy into many topics, so it’s hard for Willy to master any of them.  Even worse, Willy thinks compiling articles and one-liners from a bunch of internet blogs is research.  He doesn’t call the analyst firms, vendors,… Read More »

Dark Data – ahem – Matters

July 8, 2013

Physicists tell us that the universe has tremendous amounts of dark matter – about 84.5% of the total matter in the universe to be exact.  But since it neither emits nor absorbs light, it’s hard to measure dark matter.  Thus it is largely ignored except by a few scientists. Down here on planet earth, our… Read More »