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Fresh New Features for Teradata in the Cloud

September 20, 2016

By Brian Wood, Director of Cloud Marketing The Teradata Everywhere and other Teradata PARTNERS Conference-related press announcements include a number of cloud-specific highlights for Teradata in the Cloud. This post summarizes the key takeaways. First, a reminder for context: Teradata Hybrid Cloud is a customer environment using a mix of on-premises, private cloud, managed cloud,… Read More »

How about trying complex Data Analytics Solutions for size and fit, before you splash the cash?

September 13, 2016

by Alexander Heidl – Analytics & Business Value Consultant, Teradata International The pressure to deliver Alpha – potential above the market average – is immense. And that’s not surprising because in a quick-change disruptive world, Alpha consistency puts an organisation at the sharp edge of its digitally-driven market. If it can be done quickly, that is.… 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 »

Agile Development for Analytic Solutions

May 27, 2016

With every mistake, we must surely be learning, Still my guitar gently weeps—George Harrison  Our agile center of expertise has consulted and collaborated with many organizations implementing agile development for analytics. What is somewhat astonishing to me is that many of these companies began by jumping first into a framework, like Scrum, and then building… Read More »

Why CFOs Are Thinking Cloud

March 4, 2016

Finance is one of the last major business functions to get serious about adopting cloud technology. Despite the potential cost efficiencies, the risk-averse nature of many finance organizations puts CFOs at risk of being late to the cloud party. This is changing. Cloud technology today is mature enough –and secure enough – to merit CFOs’… Read More »

Let’s Be Clear: DevOps and the Agile Approach

March 2, 2016

If you are a curious individual then, like me, when you hear a new buzzword of occupational interest, you Google it and try to understand what it really means and how it fits into what you do. Right? More important, you want to know how you can apply this to your everyday work life to… Read More »

The Joy of Data Viz: The Data You Weren’t Looking For

December 8, 2015

“A good sketch is better than a long speech” – Napoléon Bonaparte I recently came across this quote on the opening page of Phil Simons’ book,  “The Visual Organization, Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions.” It is available online. Data visualization, or Data Viz as it is often referred to, is… Read More »