Going to the cloud? Benefit from the amazing experiences of those who are having success at PARTNERS 2017

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Why learn cloud deployment the hard way? Learn fast from the big users who already made it work. Rapid growth in cloud adoption is creating increased demand for cloud expertise, and the PARTNERS Conference has many sessions on every possible angle of cloud adoption and innovation. Most important, Teradata has made the cloud — and the flexible consumption of platforms — more versatile than ever. Read on to scan some of the highlights coming up soon in Anaheim, California.

To the cloud and beyond — Are companies really moving production analytics?

Teradata customers Ticketmaster and another entertainment giant discuss their experiences moving to the cloud for analytics. What were the challenges during the transition? How did they achieve the extraordinary?

  • Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Presenters — Shawn Moon, director database solutions, TicketMaster, and Patrick Spann, director database solutions join Teradata expert Marc Clark, director, Cloud Strategy and Business Development.

Going cloud: Deployment considerations and opportunities for innovation

Hear the best use cases for cloud deployment, whether in disaster recovery, dev-test, data science or burst capacity. What are the critical deployment planning considerations? And once you’re in the cloud, what are your options for building analytical value on top of the database, whether in Teradata or with cloud-based data analysis, data enrichment or machine learning services? Find out!

  • Monday, Oct. 23, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
  • Presenter — Doug Henschen, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

Emerging best practices in hybrid-cloud strategies

As IoT data becomes more valuable, these large, external and streaming data sets are a source of insights on their own, but companies are quickly realizing the tremendous value in integrating these with their existing operational systems and databases. This has given way to a set of new architecture patterns and data engineering best practices that are being incorporated into cloud and hybrid-cloud strategies. Come hear what works best.

  • Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
  • Presenter — John O’Brien, CEO and principal advisor, Radiant Advisors

Data warehousing in the cloud: How will your life change?

The cloud is coming to a data warehouse near you. Ovum research shows that the cloud will account for the majority of new big data workloads by 2019. How can your organization benefit the most from the cloud? What are the differences between having Teradata or Amazon manage your Teradata cloud? How should you re-architect your data warehouse to take advantage of the cloud’s elasticity? It’s all here.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
  • Presenter — Tony Baer, principal analyst, Ovum Research

First IntelliCloud customer worldwide: Benefits from the best cloud platform

MercadoLibre Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in 13 countries in Latin America. They’ll share their experience as the first Teradata IntelliCloud customer, who migrated from an on-premise platform to the Teradata Cloud — and how they integrated it with the rest of the analytical environment: Presto, Hadoop, Tableau, Microstrategy, SAS, Pentaho.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9:00 AM-9:45 AM  
  • Presenter — Martin Di Santo, DBA, MercadoLibre

Empowering the Teradata data and analytics cloud with AWS

This session will focus on the AWS service ecosystem and how it can be used to build and deploy software for any customer workload.

  • Monday, Oct. 23, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM  
  • Presenter — David Littlewood, partner development manager, AWS.

Whole Foods moves their system to the cloud

Whole Foods will discuss its initial move to the cloud, its successful outcome, some performance gains and a few lessons learned. The holistic changes are enabling enhanced analytical capabilities and setting the path for moving additional systems to the cloud, fulfilling a C-level mandate.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:15 AM-11:00 AM
  • Presenters — Anees Anees, architect, Teradata, and Ken Casey, data warehouse coordinator, Whole Foods

Getting out of the data center business: A cloud migration story

According to a study, over 90 percent of Teradata customers will deploy both on-premises and in the cloud by 2020. A major beverage maker is at the forefront of this movement and has set a goal of moving their entire on-premises footprint to the cloud. This session will detail the lessons learned from a cloud migration journey that included a cloud POC, cloud ecosystem architecture and DR design process, cloud backup and recovery design process, data migration of 50+ terabytes, cloud network architecture design and implementation, and more.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:00 PM-3:45 PM
  • Presenters — Matthew Beaver, solution architect, Teradata, and Venkatesh Govindaraj, senior platform architect

Avoiding pitfalls when moving to the cloud

This cloud-provider-agnostic presentation will describe the various issues on any journey to a cloud-based infrastructure — how to vet your reasons for going to the cloud, top-level considerations for choosing a provider and, just as importantly, how to talk to your senior leadership so that you can set attainable goals. This presentation will also show how to identify use cases and applications that are good candidates for migration into the cloud. We will discuss how to rethink your data warehouse and analytic environment for a successful cloud implementation.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:15 AM-11:00 AM  
  • Presenter — Ron Luebke, senior cloud architect, Teradata

Can you really move an analytics workload to the cloud with a mouse click?

One of the benefits of the cloud is the agility to create and delete computing instances. However, to make the cloud instance functional for analytics, many manual steps are needed before the users can start their work. Teradata’s Consulting Services solved this problem by creating a customizable platform that can automatically spin up an AWS Teradata instance and move an existing Teradata workload with the click of a mouse. This presentation will explore how they did it, show a demo and discuss the lessons learned.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Presenters: Chris Ghyzel, ecosystem integration consultant, Teradata, and Scott Wearn, senior enterprise architecture consultant, Teradata

Cloud TCO: Calculating Teradata’s business value in the cloud

This session is a new type called a “Meet Up,” which is an open, interactive Q&A discussion where you can get more time and greater access to a subject matter expert in Teradata cloud technology and value. This connects a very small group with a subject matter expert or two who will facilitate a meaningful discussion. This session is limited to the first 15 people to preregister for the session. Action: Preregistration is required.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
  • Presenters — Brian Wood, director, cloud marketing, Teradata, and Imad Birouty, director of marketing, Teradata

Deploying the Teradata Database in your private cloud

This session is also a Meet Up. Action: Preregistration is required.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
  • Presenter—- Steve Mazingo, product manager, Teradata Database

Hybrid cloud: Understanding Teradata’s many cloud consumption options

This session is also a Meet Up. Action: Preregistration is required.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
  • Presenters — Imad Birouty, director of marketing, Teradata, and Brian Wood, director, cloud marketing, Teradata

Moving to cloud: Five real-world problems and their solutions

When you move to the cloud, you better check your assumptions at the door. Teradata technology still works the same, but fitting cloud into an environment can make life interesting. Hear five common, real-world problems from the inside that multiple Teradata partners have encountered and how they were solved.  

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11:45 AM-12:30 PM  
  • Presenters — Marc Clark, director, cloud strategy and business development, Teradata, and Kevin Bogusch, cloud solution architect, Teradata.

Please be sure to check out the session catalog for more, and try to register early to join the Meet Up sessions!

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