Tag Archives: Analytics

The Joy of Data Viz: The Data You Weren’t Looking For

December 8, 2015

“A good sketch is better than a long speech” – Napoléon Bonaparte I recently came across this quote on the opening page of Phil Simons’ book,  “The Visual Organization, Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions.” It is available online. Data visualization, or Data Viz as it is often referred to, is… Read More »

The Revenge of the Schema: Why Structure Is Crucial to Success with Big Data

November 16, 2015

One way to look at progress in technology is to recognize that each new generation provides a better version of what we’ve always wanted. If you look back at the claims for Hollerith punch card-based computing or the first generation of IBM mainframes, you find that the language is recognizable and can be found in… Read More »

How Analytics Turns IoT Data into Dollars

October 19, 2015

The buzz around the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) amplifies with each passing day. It’s taking some time, however, for everyone to fully comprehend just how valuable this phenomenon has become for our world and our economy. Part of this has to do with the learning curve in understanding the sophisticated technologies and analytics involved.… Read More »

Simplifying SAP R/3 is irrelevant for users

October 14, 2015

Part two of a series about an old ‘SAP’ dog who learns a new trick Today more than ever, SAP is more focused on technology (HANA) than data. When they do focus on data, they talk about simplifying it because simplification is necessary to make said technology work better. In SAP terms, simplification means fewer… Read More »

Analytic R&D – Blazing New Trails

October 13, 2015

By Vinnie Dessecker, senior consultant, big data – Strategy and Governance Center of Excellence There is an ever increasing need for businesses to engage in analytic innovation – exploring new, disparate and more data to gain insights to new products, services or other opportunities for an organization and its customers. Analytic innovation is really about… Read More »

A Vision for an Analytic Infrastructure

October 12, 2015

by Dan Woods An analytic infrastructure can be much like Mark Twain’s definition of a classic: “A book which people praise and don’t read.” An analytics platform is often referred to but rarely architected. Business analysts and data scientists often talk about the power of analytics without talking about the end game. But to make… Read More »

News: Teradata Database on AWS

October 7, 2015

I’m very excited about Teradata’s latest cloud announcement – that Teradata Database, the market’s leading data warehousing and analytic solution, is being made available for cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support production workloads. Teradata Database on AWS will be offered on a variety of multi-terabyte EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) instances in supported… Read More »

Big Data Success Starts With Empowerment: Learn Why and How

September 1, 2015

As my colleague Bill Franks recently pointed out on his blog, there is often the perception that being data-driven is all about technology. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans a lot of different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big… 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 »