Anna Littick and the Unified Data Architecture — Part 2

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Dan Graham 1 Comment

 

Ring ring ringtone. Dan: “Hello. This is Dan at Teradata. How can I help you today?” Anna: “Hi Dan. It’s Anna Littick from Sunshine-Stores calling again. Can we finish our conversation?” Dan: “Oh yeah, hi Anna. Sure. Where did we leave off?” Anna: “Well, you remember our new CFO – Xavier Money — wants us         Read More…

Anna Littick and the Unified Data Architecture — Part 1

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

Ring ring ringtone. Dan: “Hello. This is Dan at Teradata. How can I help you today?” Anna: “Hi Dan. I’m Anna Littick at Sunshine-Stores in Dallas. I believe we swapped some emails and you said I should call you.” Dan: “Oh yeah. You’re the data scientist Ph.D that said you were a little confused by         Read More…

Big Elephant Eats Data Warehouse

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

– Teradata PR pit boss: “Dan, have you seen this Big Elephant Eats Data Warehouse article at BigMedia.com? This cub reporter guy’s like Rip Van Winkle waking up and trying to explain how the iPhone works. He’s just making things up. Get this Willy Everlern reporter on the phone.” Ring ring ringtone. “Hello, Willy? Willy         Read More…

Willy Everlern and Big Data Hype-ocracy

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Dan Graham 1 Comment

 

Willy Everlern is a young reporter at BigMedia.com who doesn’t understand data warehouses or computers.  His boss pushes Willy into many topics, so it’s hard for Willy to master any of them.  Even worse, Willy thinks compiling articles and one-liners from a bunch of internet blogs is research.  He doesn’t call the analyst firms, vendors,         Read More…

Throwing your Hat in the Ring

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

In the 19th century, boxing was a rough sport where anyone could challenge the current champion.  Standing in a big circle, amid all the shouting and hollering, the newest challenger would throw his hat in the circle to bid for the next fight. It seems like every month there is a vendor throwing a hat         Read More…

Dark Data – ahem – Matters

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Dan Graham No Comments

 

Physicists tell us that the universe has tremendous amounts of dark matter – about 84.5% of the total matter in the universe to be exact.  But since it neither emits nor absorbs light, it’s hard to measure dark matter.  Thus it is largely ignored except by a few scientists. Down here on planet earth, our         Read More…

 

About one year ago, Teradata Aster launched a powerful new way of integrating a database with Hadoop. With Aster SQL-H™, users of the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform got the ability to issue SQL and SQL-MapReduce® queries directly on Hadoop data as if that data had been in Aster all along. This level of simplicity and performance         Read More…

Teradata and Informatica Data Integration Optimization

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by Sam Tawfik No Comments

 

Teradata and Informatica created a joint offering to optimize data integration processes by leveraging the right platform for the right transformation job. The offering is based on the powerful Teradata analytical infrastructure called the Teradata Unified Data Architecture (UDA) (which includes Teradata, Teradata Aster, and Hadoop) with the combination of the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data         Read More…

Introducing In-Database Visual MapReduce Functions

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

Ever since Aster Data became part of Teradata a couple years ago, we have been fortunate to have the resources and focus to accelerate our rate of product innovation. In the past 8 months alone, we have led the market in deploying big analytics on Hadoop and introducing an ultra-fast appliance for discovering big data insights.         Read More…

Leading the Pack with Unified Data Architecture

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Scott Gnau No Comments

 

In the technology game, industry analysts are important players, and some would argue that Gartner is right up there near the top with their Magic Quadrant reports.  Those of us who follow Gartner’s Magic Quadrants know the importance of that deceptively simple-looking market research grid. Behind it lays a wealth of knowledge, with uniform criteria         Read More…