I can definitely tell it is the Teradata User Group season as my travel ramps up around the country. This past week had me in St. Louis for the second event. If you saw my last blog you know that I am presenting the 15.0 database update and in St. Louis I added a couple         Read More…

 

Every self-respecting data management professional knows that “business alignment” is critical to the success of a data and analytics program. But what does business alignment really mean? How do you know if your program is aligned to the business? Before describing what business alignment is, let me first list what it is not: • Interviewing         Read More…

Taking Charge of Your Data Lake Destiny

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Cesar Rojas No Comments

 

One of the most interesting areas of my job is having the opportunity to take an active role in helping shape the future of big data analytics. A significant part of this is the maturation of the open source offerings available to customers and how they can help address today’s analytic conundrums. Customers are constantly         Read More…

Take a Giant Step with Teradata QueryGrid

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

Teradata 15.0 has gotten tremendous interest from customers and the press because it enables SQL access to native JSON data. This heralds the end of the belief that data warehouses can’t handle unstructured data. But there’s an equally momentous innovation in this release called Teradata QueryGrid. What is Teradata QueryGrid? In Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture         Read More…

The Flipside of Flexibility: Maintaining Master Data

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

A lot of companies running SAP® solutions have difficulties properly maintaining their master data. For a large part the reason for this is that master data in SAP is dependent on the organizational structure of the company. If a company has a lot of different plants, purchasing departments, sales departments and other organizational elements, this         Read More…

LA kicks off the 2014 Teradata User Group Season

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

By Rob Armstrong,  Director, Teradata Labs Customer Briefing Team After presenting for years at the Teradata User Group meetings, it was refreshing to see some changes in this roadshow.  While I had my usual spot on the agenda to present Teradata’s latest database release (15.0), we had some hot new topics including Cloud and Hadoop,         Read More…

Change and “Ah-Ha Moments”

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Ray Wilson No Comments

 

This is the first in a series of articles discussing the inherent nature of change and some useful suggestions for helping operationalize those “ah-ha moments.” Nobody has ever said that change is easy. It is a journey full of obstacles. But those obstacles are not impenetrable and with the right planning and communication, many of these         Read More…

Guest Post: Uncover new opportunities through data discovery

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

Although businesses today are awash in data, recent research from IDC shows that only 10 percent of organizations have the features and functionality needed to explore their data and discover new insights. This presents a huge opportunity gap as companies miss out on what could be a huge competitive advantage. To address this challenge, Teradata         Read More…

The integration issue that dare not speak its name ….

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen 2 Comments

 

Having worked with multinational companies running SAP ERP systems for many years, I know that they (nearly) always have more than one SAP system to record their transactional data. Yet it is never discussed — and it seems to be the ‘Macbeth’ of the SAP world, a fact that should not be uttered out loud…         Read More…

Ready to Explore Data Connections?

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

By Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer I’ll be participating in the Data Discovery In Action virtual event this next Thursday, March 27. The focus of the event is how to combine various processing paradigms and analytic techniques to maximize the ability of an organization to discover and deploy new high impact analytics. During my talk,         Read More…