Open Your Mind to all the Data

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

In technology discussions, we often forget who the big winners are. When you look at almost any technology market, if a vendor makes a certain amount, the systems integrator may make 4 or 5 times that amount selling services to configure and adapt the solution. Of course, the biggest winner is the company using the         Read More…

 

In the Star Trek movies, “the Borg” refers to an alien race that conquers all planets, absorbing the people, technology, and resources into the Borg collective. Even Captain Picard becomes a Borg and chants “We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” It strikes me that the relational database has behaved similarly         Read More…

Evaluating and Planning for the Real Costs of Big Data

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

 

In a blog I posted in early December, I talked about the total cost of big data. That post, and today’s follow-up post, stem from a webinar that I moderated between Richard Winter, President of Wintercorp, specializing in massive databases, and Bob Page, VP of Products at Hortonworks. During the webinar we discussed how to         Read More…

 

The recent webinar by Richard Winter and Bob Page hammered home key lessons about the cost of workloads running on Hadoop and data warehouses.  Richard runs WinterCorp — a consulting company that has been implementing huge data warehouses for 20+ years.   Bob Page is Vice President of Products for Hortonworks, and before that he was         Read More…

Big Apple Hosts the Final Big Analytics Roadshow of the Year

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Teradata Aster No Comments

 

Speaking of ending things on a high note, New York City on December 6th will play host to the final event in the Big Analytics 2013 Roadshow series. Big Analytics 2013 New York is taking place at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in the heart of Midtown on bustling 7th Avenue. As we         Read More…

 

We give a big shout-out to NetApp on the recent launch of its Enterprise Storage Systems (the E2700 and E5500 products) which bring the benefits of the E-Series technology to the broad storage markets. This is a strong validation of Teradata’s decision over two decades ago to use this basic technology and its successive generations         Read More…

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…