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 »

PARTNERS DataDive: I Put Agile on Steroids & Almost Went Back in Time!

June 17, 2015

I recently participated in a business analytics project for non-profits that, as the planning progressed, seemed like a perfect opportunity to implement an agile approach, except that the work was to be completed in two days! But all the developers would be co-located. We had three objectives that fit the profile of user stories. We… Read More »

Regulating Data Lake Temperature

June 15, 2015

By Mark Cusack, Chief Architect, Teradata RainStor One of the entertaining aspects of applying physical analogies to data technology is seeing how far you can push the analogy before it falls over or people get annoyed.  In terms of analogical liberties, I’d suggest that the data lake occupies the number one spot right now.  It’s… Read More »

Is Your Data Lake A Swamp? Or a Well-Managed Reservoir?

June 10, 2015

Introducing Teradata Loom®:  Rapidly improve user productivity in Hadoop through advanced data governance solutions – plus a portfolio of additional integrated Teradata solutions for Hadoop. By Michael Lang   The big topic of the day in the data industry is the promised big benefits – almost magical insights – from big data. But what happens when… Read More »

Teradata’s Secure Path to the Cloud

June 9, 2015

Database users are increasingly becoming more comfortable with storing their databases in public or private clouds. For example, Amazon RDS (relational database service) is used by approximately half of all customers of Amazon’s AWS cloud. A key feature of cloud computing is multi-tenancy. It allows many different users, potentially from different organizations, to share the… Read More »