Top 10 Takeaways from Teradata Partners 2014

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by John Berg No Comments

 

I have returned home from this year’s Teradata Partners User Conference refreshed and reinvigorated. It is an event like this which allows open sharing of ideas and concepts, real examples and lessons learned which inspire additional creativity in all of us. It is a monumental challenge to try and summarise an event of this magnitude         Read More…

Big Data: not unprecedented but not bunk either – part IV

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Martin Willcox No Comments

 

In the course of the Big Data blog series, I have tried to identify what Big Data really means, the challenges that organisations which have been successful in exploiting it have overcome – and how the consequences of these challenges are re-shaping Enterprise Analytic Architectures. Now I want to take a look at two of         Read More…

Breaking down Hadoop Lingo Part 1: HDFS

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Ben Davis 1 Comment

 

I have just come off another Hadoop training course last week this time centered around Hive and Pig. Keeping up to date on what’s happening in the Hadoop space is time exhausting. Just recently Teradata announced a partnership with the other big Hadoop player Cloudera. Therefore keeping track of the bugs, releases, what other people         Read More…

Teradata Partners 2014 – It Keeps Getting Better

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by John Berg No Comments

 

It has been quite the whirlwind here at 2014 Teradata Partners in Nashville. The speakers, events and exhibitions are guaranteed to keep you busy. I’ve barely had time to sit and write a couple of words to share about the last couple of days. On Monday morning, we got things started with a fantastic general session.         Read More…

Teradata Partners 2014 – A Recap of Day 1

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by John Berg 1 Comment

 

It was a long journey from Australia to get to Music City aka. Nashvile, but the 2014 Teradata Partners Conference has kicked off with some great sessions already. Today was filled with breakout sessions, with content for both business and technology executives. It was difficult to choose from with so many great topics, but I         Read More…

Welcome to Big Data City

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer No Comments

 

You could call Nashville the “city of many names”. It has been given numerous different ones in the course of its history – and they all sound like titles for the city’s feats in many fields: Nashville is called “Songwriting Capital of the World” for having been home to famous musicians for two centuries, or         Read More…

Drowning in the Data Lake

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Ben Bor No Comments

 

IT people always try to use soothing names for complex propositions (don’t we all love the fluffy Cloud, being Service-Oriented [I sometimes wish that the restaurant sector would adopt this] or promising our customers that we are, above all, Agile?). The new buzzword is the data lake, which immediately brings to mind visions of calm         Read More…

Lessons for Data Lakes from a Tale of Two Seas

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

A friend of mine sent an interesting article that highlights the differences between the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee which I reproduce below with due credit to its original author. It provides a good analogy to the different styles of data lake implementations and consequences. “I recall how fascinated I was when we         Read More…

Metadata Management in the Data Lake

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Ben Davis 1 Comment

 

I have spoken to many organisations recently and they are considering Hadoop platforms for a variety of reasons not least the concept of a “data lake”. In my last blog I introduced the concept of a data lake, the benefits, it’s fit within an enterprise and why it’s not a data warehouse. However whilst many are         Read More…

To Integrate or Not to Integrate – That is the Question.

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Monica Woolmer No Comments

 

The Australian Government’s financial year ends on 30 June and normally the month of July is a bit quiet in terms of Public Sector client presentations and engagements.   I had the opportunity this year to step outside of the Public Sector and lead an international team conducting an intensive analytic architecture review for a key         Read More…