Thinking inside the box when it comes to your data has many advantages — compared to processing outside the box. Organizations are collecting more structured and unstructured data than ever before, and it is presenting great opportunities and challenges to analyze ALL of that complex data. In this volatile and competitive economy, there has never         Read More…

MongoDB and Teradata QueryGrid – Even Better Together

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Dan Graham 3 Comments

 

It wasn’t so long ago that NoSQL products were considered competitors with relational databases (RDBMS). Well, for some workloads they still are. But Teradata is an analytic RDBMS which is quite different and complementary to MongoDB. Hence, we are teaming up for the benefit of mutual customers. The collaboration of MongoDB with Teradata represents a         Read More…

 

It happens every few years and it’s happening again. A new technology comes along and a significant segment of the IT and business community want to toss out everything we’ve learned over the past 60 years and start fresh. We “discover” that we’ve been wasting time applying unnecessary rigor and bureaucracy to our projects. No         Read More…

How $illy is Cost per Terabyte?

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

Without question, the best price per terabyte anywhere in the technology industry is the home PC. You can get a Dell® PC at about $400 and it comes with a terabyte disk drive. WOW! I found one PC for $319 per TB! Teradata, Oracle, IBM, and all the other vendors are headed for the scrap         Read More…

 

An organization’s most valuable and strategic assets are customers. Yet right next to customers are those precious assets that the enterprise can leverage to attract, retain and interact with those valuable customers for profitable growth: your DATA! And every organization has huge, deep waves of data – streaming in like riptides from every direction –         Read More…

 

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…