The Cloud Makes Disaster Recovery Easy

September 9, 2015

By Brian Wood, Director of Cloud Marketing Teradata Cloud is a wonderful “on-ramp” to enterprise analytics for customers of all shapes and sizes. In bypassing large upfront investment and going straight to organizational insight, companies can focus on immediate value-add and skip the long line of colleagues queuing for budget approval and/or IT infrastructure provisioning.… Read More »

Big Data Success Starts With Empowerment: Learn Why and How

September 1, 2015

As my colleague Bill Franks recently pointed out on his blog, there is often the perception that being data-driven is all about technology. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans a lot of different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big… Read More »

Pluralism and Secularity In a Big Data Ecosystem

August 25, 2015

Solutions around today’s analytic ecosystem are too technically driven without focusing on business values. The buzzwords seem to over-compensate the reality of implementation and cost of ownership. I challenge you to view your analytic architecture using pluralism and secularity. Without such a view of this world your resume will fill out nicely but your business… Read More »

The Cloud Is the Answer (Apparently)

August 20, 2015

The cloud is the answer. Now, what was the question? Depending on your point of view, this comment either makes you pump your fist in enthusiastic agreement – or shake your head in strong defiance. Folks tend to be either hardcore cloud “fans” or vehement cloud “detractors,” and often there is not much middle ground… Read More »

The Smarter, Cheaper Approach to In-Memory: Teradata Intelligent Memory

August 5, 2015

By Imad Birouty, Teradata Product Marketing Manager In-memory database processing is a hot topic in the market today. It promises to bring high performance to OLTP and Data Warehouse environments.  As such, many vendors are working hard to develop in-memory database technology. Memory is fast, but still expensive when compared to disk storage. As such, it… Read More »

Optimization in Data Modeling 1 – Primary Index Selection

July 14, 2015

In my last blog I spoke about the decisions that must be made when transforming an Industry Data Model (iDM) from Logical Data Model (LDM) to an implementable Physical Data Model (PDM). However, being able to generate DDL (Data Definition Language) that will run on a Teradata platform is not enough – you also want… Read More »

The Benefits and Evolution of the Hadoop Appliance

July 9, 2015

Running Hadoop on an appliance offers significant benefits, but as Hadoop workloads become more sophisticated, so too must the appliance. That’s exactly why we’re releasing the ‘new’ Teradata Appliance for Hadoop 5. Our new appliance has evolved alongside Hadoop usage scenarios while giving IT organizations more freedom of choice to run diverse workloads. Running Hadoop… Read More »

Why We Love Presto

June 24, 2015

Concurrent with acquiring Hadoop companies Hadapt and Revelytix last year, Teradata opened the Teradata Center for Hadoop in Boston. Teradata recently announced that a major new initiative of this Hadoop development center will include open-source contributions to a distributed SQL query engine called Presto. Presto was originally developed at Facebook, and is designed to run… Read More »

Hadoop Summit June 2015: 4 Takeaways

June 18, 2015

For those in data—the developers, architects, administrators and analysts who capture, distill and integrate complex information for their organizations—the Hadoop Summit is one of the most important events of the year. We get to talk, share and learn from each other about how we can make Hadoop key to the enterprise data architecture. The 2015… Read More »