Tag Archives: data warehouse

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 »

Creating a People-Driven Culture of Analytics: The Message of Strata 2014

February 14, 2014

In years past, Strata has celebrated the power of raw technology, so it was interesting to note how much the keynotes on Wednesday focused on applications, models, and how to learn and change rather than on speeds and feeds. After attending the keynotes and some fascinating sessions, it seems clear that the blinders are off.… Read More »

Total Cost of Big Data: a CFO’s Lesson from WinterCorp and HortonWorks

December 3, 2013

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

November 26, 2013

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 »

Teradata’s UDA is to Data as Prius is to Engines

November 12, 2013

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 »

Anna Littick and the Unified Data Architecture — Part 2

October 16, 2013

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 »

Anna Littick and the Unified Data Architecture — Part 1

October 8, 2013

Ring ring ringtone. Dan: “Hello. This is Dan at Teradata. How can I help you today?” Anna: “Hi Dan. I’m Anna Littick at Sunshine-Stores in Dallas. I believe we swapped some emails and you said I should call you.” Dan: “Oh yeah. You’re the data scientist Ph.D that said you were a little confused by… Read More »

Introducing In-Database Visual MapReduce Functions

February 20, 2013

Ever since Aster Data became part of Teradata a couple years ago, we have been fortunate to have the resources and focus to accelerate our rate of product innovation. In the past 8 months alone, we have led the market in deploying big analytics on Hadoop and introducing an ultra-fast appliance for discovering big data insights.… Read More »