Teradata’s UDA is to Data as Prius is to Engines

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

I’ve been working in the analytics and database market for 12 years. One of the most interesting pieces of that journey has been seeing how the market is ever-shifting. Both the technology and business trends during these short 12 years have massively changed not only the tech landscape today, but also the future of evolution         Read More…

Teradata’s SNAP Framework Combines All Data, All Analytics

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

The latest major release of the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform is available now. I think it is one of the most exciting releases we’ve unveiled not only because of what it delivers, but also because of the foundations it lays for future innovation. Besides all the new functionality that Teradata Aster 6.0 provides (which I         Read More…

Next Generation Analytics Will Be All About Graphs

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

Earlier this month, we announced the 6th major release of our flagship Discovery platform, Teradata Aster 6.0. Perhaps the biggest innovation the new platform brings to market is its impressive graph analytics capabilities. Before we describe what Aster Graph does, let’s get something out of the way. Just like MapReduce and Hadoop 5 years ago,         Read More…

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…