Agile Data Warehousing Meets Agile Technology

April 20, 2015

By Youko Watari, Technical Marketing Manager Agile development and its 12 principles[1] have been adopted everywhere, and data warehousing is not an exception. The Agile data warehousing publications out there mostly focus on how to adopt Agile tools and techniques such as the backlog, user stories, and iterations into the data warehouse development process, or how… Read More »

Harness Cross-Functional Centrality of Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage – Part 2 of 2

April 15, 2015

Zoomed in view of Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example) <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION In the first part of this two part blog series, I discussed the competitive importance of cross-functional analytics [1]. I also proposed that by treating Data and Analytics as a network of interconnected nodes in Gephi [2], we… Read More »

Harness Cross-Functional Centrality of Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage – Part 1 of 2

April 7, 2015

High Level Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example)  <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION Michael Porter, in an excellent article in the November 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review[1], points out that smart connected products are broadening competitive boundaries to encompass related products that meet a broader underlying need. Porter elaborates that the boundary shift… Read More »

Teradata RainStor’s Compression and Performance Technology

April 1, 2015

It is well-known that there are two extreme alternatives for storing database tables on any storage media: storing it row-by-row (as done by traditional “row-store” technology) or storing it column-by-column (as done by recently popular “column-store” implementations). Row-stores store the entire first row of the table, followed by the entire second row of the table,… Read More »

Funnel Analysis: an Approach from the Power Marketer Playbook

March 31, 2015

Power marketers are always interested in the most effective ways to track, measure, and analyze customer experiences for more relevant engagement. I’d like to share an approach that is less known yet potentially quite powerful. Businesses across global markets are re-thinking data, analytics, platforms, and research methods to better understand their customers. Event analytics offers… Read More »

Modeling for Intelligence: Conceptual, Logical, Physical

March 24, 2015

It’s a fact: intelligence in big business, big data and big analytics begins with data modelers. And understand this: we data modelers are a special breed: we LIKE translating business requirements into conceptual, logical, and physical data models. We enjoy analytical work with tools like Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), which are valuable formats that we… Read More »

So, When was Your Data Breach?

March 24, 2015

by Jay Irwin, JD, Director, Teradata InfoSec COE 2015 barely got underway and it happened again, more breaches of customer data kept by large companies. Journalists said 2014 was the year of the data breach, but hold on, here we go again. Security experts are not the least bit surprised. Neither should you be. There… Read More »