Tag Archives: big data

5 Ways To Reach Connected Customers Using Big Data

December 5, 2016

By Leslie Dinham In the era of the connected customer, having a big data strategy to collect, store, organize and analyze the trail of deep customer data is critical to the delivery of timely, personalized customer interactions. Fortunately, with the right technology, infrastructure and analytics in place to unlock the full potential of this data,… Read More »

7 Questions About Data Lakes and Hadoop, Answered by Dan Graham

August 30, 2016

We had a Q&A session with Dan about Data Lakes and Hadoop, to get the scoop on what he’ll present at Teradata PARTNERS Conference, and here’s what we discovered – 1. What is the biggest opportunity right now with a Data Lake and Hadoop? Answer: Data lakes are best at gathering data from dozens of… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Teradata Uses Open Source to Expand Access to Big Data for the Enterprise

September 30, 2015

By Mark Shainman, Global Program Director, Competitive Programs Teradata’s announcement of the accelerated release of enterprise-grade ODBC/JDBC drivers for Presto opens up an ocean of big data on Hadoop to the existing SQL-based infrastructure. For companies seeking to add big data to their analytical mix, easy access through Presto can solve a variety of problems… Read More »

Enterprise Data Strategy – A Walk in the Woods versus A Journey to the Top

September 29, 2015

By Vinnie Dessecker, senior consultant, big data – Strategy and Governance Center of Excellence What constitutes a good data strategy? Is a well thought-out and articulated data strategy really relevant in this rapidly changing big data environment? Or, is a data strategy too easily rendered obsolete? A data strategy is a vision, one that builds the… Read More »

Pluralism and Secularity In a Big Data Ecosystem

August 25, 2015

Solutions around today’s analytic ecosystem are too technically driven without focusing on business values. The buzzwords seem to over-compensate the reality of implementation and cost of ownership. I challenge you to view your analytic architecture using pluralism and secularity. Without such a view of this world your resume will fill out nicely but your business… Read More »

Optimization in Data Modeling 1 – Primary Index Selection

July 14, 2015

In my last blog I spoke about the decisions that must be made when transforming an Industry Data Model (iDM) from Logical Data Model (LDM) to an implementable Physical Data Model (PDM). However, being able to generate DDL (Data Definition Language) that will run on a Teradata platform is not enough – you also want… Read More »