Category Archives: Contributors

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 »

How Analytics Turns IoT Data into Dollars

October 19, 2015

The buzz around the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) amplifies with each passing day. It’s taking some time, however, for everyone to fully comprehend just how valuable this phenomenon has become for our world and our economy. Part of this has to do with the learning curve in understanding the sophisticated technologies and analytics involved.… Read More »

Simplifying SAP R/3 is irrelevant for users

October 14, 2015

Part two of a series about an old ‘SAP’ dog who learns a new trick Today more than ever, SAP is more focused on technology (HANA) than data. When they do focus on data, they talk about simplifying it because simplification is necessary to make said technology work better. In SAP terms, simplification means fewer… Read More »

Analytic R&D – Blazing New Trails

October 13, 2015

By Vinnie Dessecker, senior consultant, big data – Strategy and Governance Center of Excellence There is an ever increasing need for businesses to engage in analytic innovation – exploring new, disparate and more data to gain insights to new products, services or other opportunities for an organization and its customers. Analytic innovation is really about… Read More »

Teradata Uses Open Source to Expand Access to Big Data for the Enterprise

September 30, 2015

By Mark Shainman, Global Program Director, Competitive Programs Teradata’s announcement of the accelerated release of enterprise-grade ODBC/JDBC drivers for Presto opens up an ocean of big data on Hadoop to the existing SQL-based infrastructure. For companies seeking to add big data to their analytical mix, easy access through Presto can solve a variety of problems… Read More »

Enterprise Data Strategy – A Walk in the Woods versus A Journey to the Top

September 29, 2015

By Vinnie Dessecker, senior consultant, big data – Strategy and Governance Center of Excellence What constitutes a good data strategy? Is a well thought-out and articulated data strategy really relevant in this rapidly changing big data environment? Or, is a data strategy too easily rendered obsolete? A data strategy is a vision, one that builds the… Read More »

Education Planning – Leveraging the “Five W’s”

September 21, 2015

By Debi Hoefer, Director, Teradata Americas Education First in a series about how customers can learn how to get the most value from Teradata. I’m sure many of you have heard of the “Five W’s” – Who, What, Where, When, Why? The answers to these questions can be used for structured, straightforward information gathering. In… Read More »