Tag Archives: Data scientist

Accelerate your career in big data and analytics

November 1, 2017

The growth in popularity of data science as a subject, coupled with the global boom in data creation, and organisations looking to maximise information through big data strategies, means that more and more people are building a career in this space. However, given the embryonic nature of the category, many of those joining its ranks… Read More »

Is failure good for your data scientists?

September 25, 2017

If you’ve heard of data science (if you haven’t, where have you been and how did you find this blog?), you’ve probably heard of “fail fast”. The fail fast mentality is based on the notion that if an activity isn’t going to work, you should find out as quickly as possible, and stop doing it.… Read More »

DevOps For Data Science: Why Analytics Ops Is Key To Value

December 13, 2016

It may be a stretch to call data science commonplace, but the question “what’s next” is often heard with regard to analytics. And then the conversation often turns straight to Artificial Intelligence and deep learning. Instead, a tough love review of the current reality may be in order. The simple truth is that, as currently… Read More »

Implementing Teradata Temporal in a Physical Data Model using ERwin

June 15, 2016

There is no question that a database-supported temporal implementation gives Teradata users a powerful tool, because the time dimension has been added to data management and query processing. For the business user, the ability to ask more sophisticated time-based questions from their data warehouse, and receive more insightful answers, can yield a distinct competitive advantage.… Read More »

Let’s Be Clear: DevOps and the Agile Approach

March 2, 2016

If you are a curious individual then, like me, when you hear a new buzzword of occupational interest, you Google it and try to understand what it really means and how it fits into what you do. Right? More important, you want to know how you can apply this to your everyday work life to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Why We Love Presto

June 24, 2015

Concurrent with acquiring Hadoop companies Hadapt and Revelytix last year, Teradata opened the Teradata Center for Hadoop in Boston. Teradata recently announced that a major new initiative of this Hadoop development center will include open-source contributions to a distributed SQL query engine called Presto. Presto was originally developed at Facebook, and is designed to run… Read More »

Regulating Data Lake Temperature

June 15, 2015

By Mark Cusack, Chief Architect, Teradata RainStor One of the entertaining aspects of applying physical analogies to data technology is seeing how far you can push the analogy before it falls over or people get annoyed.  In terms of analogical liberties, I’d suggest that the data lake occupies the number one spot right now.  It’s… Read More »