Tag Archives: Unified Data Architecture

The Future of Health and Human Services data modeling (Part 1)

August 19, 2016

The question was put to me “When will the IT industry provide reusable clinical and administrative data warehouses for the Medicaid enterprise?” It was a thought-provoking question that was well worth considering. Currently the healthcare insurance and provider industries are guided to target reporting that is defined by government regulation and motivated by financial incentives.… 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 »

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 »

How Analytics Turns IoT Data into Dollars

October 19, 2015

The buzz around the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) amplifies with each passing day. It’s taking some time, however, for everyone to fully comprehend just how valuable this phenomenon has become for our world and our economy. Part of this has to do with the learning curve in understanding the sophisticated technologies and analytics involved.… 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 »

The Benefits and Evolution of the Hadoop Appliance

July 9, 2015

Running Hadoop on an appliance offers significant benefits, but as Hadoop workloads become more sophisticated, so too must the appliance. That’s exactly why we’re releasing the ‘new’ Teradata Appliance for Hadoop 5. Our new appliance has evolved alongside Hadoop usage scenarios while giving IT organizations more freedom of choice to run diverse workloads. Running Hadoop… Read More »

Harness Cross-Functional Centrality of Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage – Part 2 of 2

April 15, 2015

Zoomed in view of Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example) <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION In the first part of this two part blog series, I discussed the competitive importance of cross-functional analytics [1]. I also proposed that by treating Data and Analytics as a network of interconnected nodes in Gephi [2], we… Read More »

Harness Cross-Functional Centrality of Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage – Part 1 of 2

April 7, 2015

High Level Data Analytics Graph (Healthcare Example)  <—- Click on image to view GRAPH ANIMATION Michael Porter, in an excellent article in the November 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review[1], points out that smart connected products are broadening competitive boundaries to encompass related products that meet a broader underlying need. Porter elaborates that the boundary shift… Read More »

LA kicks off the 2014 Teradata User Group Season

April 22, 2014

By Rob Armstrong,  Director, Teradata Labs Customer Briefing Team After presenting for years at the Teradata User Group meetings, it was refreshing to see some changes in this roadshow.  While I had my usual spot on the agenda to present Teradata’s latest database release (15.0), we had some hot new topics including Cloud and Hadoop,… Read More »

How the Netflix Data Platform Builds on the Strengths of SQL and Hadoop

March 5, 2014

The best Strata session that I attended was the overview Kurt Brown gave of the Netflix data platform, which contained hype-deflating lessons and many chestnuts of tech advice straight from one of the most intense computing environments on the planet. Brown, who as a director leads the design and implementation of the data platform, had a… Read More »