Tag Archives: teradata

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 »

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 »

Teradata RainStor’s Compression and Performance Technology

April 1, 2015

It is well-known that there are two extreme alternatives for storing database tables on any storage media: storing it row-by-row (as done by traditional “row-store” technology) or storing it column-by-column (as done by recently popular “column-store” implementations). Row-stores store the entire first row of the table, followed by the entire second row of the table,… Read More »

MongoDB and Teradata QueryGrid – Even Better Together

June 19, 2014

It wasn’t so long ago that NoSQL products were considered competitors with relational databases (RDBMS). Well, for some workloads they still are. But Teradata is an analytic RDBMS which is quite different and complementary to MongoDB. Hence, we are teaming up for the benefit of mutual customers. The collaboration of MongoDB with Teradata represents a… Read More »

Don’t confuse experimentation with IT projects. There is a place for both.

June 10, 2014

It happens every few years and it’s happening again. A new technology comes along and a significant segment of the IT and business community want to toss out everything we’ve learned over the past 60 years and start fresh. We “discover” that we’ve been wasting time applying unnecessary rigor and bureaucracy to our projects. No… Read More »

How $illy is Cost per Terabyte?

May 16, 2014

Without question, the best price per terabyte anywhere in the technology industry is the home PC. You can get a Dell® PC at about $400 and it comes with a terabyte disk drive. WOW! I found one PC for $319 per TB! Teradata, Oracle, IBM, and all the other vendors are headed for the scrap… Read More »

Do You Want Business Alignment? Then Stop Asking End Users What Data They Want!

May 5, 2014

Every self-respecting data management professional knows that “business alignment” is critical to the success of a data and analytics program. But what does business alignment really mean? How do you know if your program is aligned to the business? Before describing what business alignment is, let me first list what it is not: • Interviewing… Read More »

We are the Borg! You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

February 3, 2014

In the Star Trek movies, “the Borg” refers to an alien race that conquers all planets, absorbing the people, technology, and resources into the Borg collective. Even Captain Picard becomes a Borg and chants “We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” It strikes me that the relational database has behaved similarly… Read More »