Tag Archives: Teradata Aster

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 »

Normalization for Normal People … Organizing Data for Business Value

February 4, 2015

Are you a business person or executive involved in a data warehouse project where the term “normalization” keeps coming up but you have no idea what they (the technical IT folks) mean? You have heard them talk about “third” normal form and wonder if it is some new health fad or yoga position. In my… 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 »

The Enterprise approach to interactive SQL on Hadoop data: Teradata SQL-H™

April 15, 2013

About one year ago, Teradata Aster launched a powerful new way of integrating a database with Hadoop. With Aster SQL-H™, users of the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform got the ability to issue SQL and SQL-MapReduce® queries directly on Hadoop data as if that data had been in Aster all along. This level of simplicity and performance… Read More »

Teradata and Informatica Data Integration Optimization

March 6, 2013

Teradata and Informatica created a joint offering to optimize data integration processes by leveraging the right platform for the right transformation job. The offering is based on the powerful Teradata analytical infrastructure called the Teradata Unified Data Architecture (UDA) (which includes Teradata, Teradata Aster, and Hadoop) with the combination of the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data… 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 »

Big Insights from Big Analytics Roadshow

January 25, 2013

Last month in New York we completed the 4th and final event in the Big Analytics 2012 roadshow. This series of events shared ideas on practical ways to address the big data challenge in organizations and change the conversation from “technology” to “business value”. In New York alone, 500 people attended from across both business… Read More »

2 months & 10 questions on new Aster Big Analytics Appliance

December 18, 2012

It’s been about two months since Teradata launched the Aster Big Analytics Appliance and since then we have had the opportunity to showcase the appliance to various customers, prospects, partners, analysts, journalists etc. We are pleased to report that since the launch the appliance has already received the “Ventana Big Data Technology of the Year”… Read More »

10 questions CMO’s need to ask about social media

April 26, 2012

What questions are important to you about Social Media? John Lovett from Web Analytics Demystified just published a new white paper on Social Analytics. Lovett, who has written the book on Social Analytics (literally), lays out a compelling vision for Deeper Social Analytics for companies.  He clearly presents the value of companies to go beyond… Read More »