Is a bestselling book the best read?

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by Kevin Long No Comments

 

When buying a book, whether as a present or for a holiday read it’s tempting to use the bestseller lists as a guide as to what’s the best read. However buying just based on titles with highest unit sales doesn’t always provide the most enjoyable and entertaining read. The eBook has opened up a whole         Read More…

Get Cooking with Discovery Analytics

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Monica Woolmer No Comments

 

In my role as an Industry Consultant, I need to be able to represent the sometimes complex capabilities of our analytic solutions in a simple manner. In a recent conversation about the capabilities of the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform, I was asked how Teradata Aster is different from other big data analytics tools in the         Read More…

How Analytics is Leveling the Playing Field for the Consumer

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Ross Farrelly No Comments

 

At a recent business breakfast I was discussing future trends in data analysis with a senior member of the analytics team in a major financial services institution.  The conversation turned to how companies can make their data “work harder”. My interlocutor mentioned that his wife spent (what appeared to him to be) an inordinate amount         Read More…

Breaking down Hadoop Lingo Part 2: PIG & Hive

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Ben Davis No Comments

 

In my previous blog I introduced Part 1 of my blog series on Hadoop and covered the HDFS component. As the building block to the rest of Hadoop, HDFS plays an important role in the storage of data within Hadoop. In this blog I’m now going to cover the terms Pig and Hive. Whenever I         Read More…

A Crazy Belief: Predicting Outcomes from Network Graphs

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Clement Fredembach 2 Comments

 

September 26, 1433 Two rival factions are attempting to seize Florence’s city hall. One block’s forces arrive haphazardly with new arrivals offset by departures. In contrast, the other block immediately and decisively mobilises all of their supporters. Centuries later, Medici is a household name; Albizzi, Peruzzi, and Strozzi are largely forgotten. Could this outcome have         Read More…

 

There was a great turnout for the 2014 Teradata Summit held in Melbourne and Sydney last week. With Teradata Partners Conference held last month in the USA we were able to take some of the presentations on the road. The highlight for me was Warner Bros Entertainment’s Director of Customer Relations, Christina Huynh. It never         Read More…

Creating a Unified Data Zoo

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by Greg Taranto 1 Comment

 

Scott Gnau, President, Teradata Labs recently presented at the 2014 Teradata Summit in Sydney and Melbourne, where he provided insights to attendees on the technology trends in the Big Data arena. He stated that finding insights from all the data is what Teradata is all about. To explain analytics and big data he used the analogy         Read More…

Why Can’t Power Engineers and Data Science Just Get Along?

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Iain Stewart 1 Comment

 

Having spent much of the summer looking at the ‘fluffier’ customer side of Utilities, I have recently focused more on the ‘hard stuff’, in distribution and generation (although they too need, and indeed are starting to do ‘fluffy stuff’ with analytics… but that is a whole new blog). I understand these parts of a utility         Read More…

The Retail Analytics Experience

Posted on: November 2nd, 2014 by Tatiana Bokareva No Comments

 

What would I like to solve given all the data and time? Shopping! Shopping is something that I like to do. I can classify this activity into two categories: shopping for pleasure and shopping for necessities. They are vastly different experiences. The pleasure shopping I love to, the latter I would like to avoid. Here         Read More…

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…