Why Utilities Need Hipsters To Begin A New Chapter In Retail

Wednesday June 29th, 2016

I was recently at an IoT event at which I spoke with a heap of people, ranging from folks in suits through to the less conventional – think green hair, baseball caps (or a lid as American readers will know it by) occasionally worn at an ironic angle. And the near-ubiquitous hipster beard. I hear… Read More »

Which Open Source technologies are suitable for your Big Data roadmap?

Monday June 27th, 2016

Recently, I developed a handful of demos using open source technologies for detecting and alerting fraudulent events, incidence of poor customer experience and arrival of target subjects in geo-fenced locations for marketing purposes. The use cases required detection of individual events from streaming data sources and processing complex set of rules for identifying events of… Read More »

Game Of Thrones – Who Dares Dies. Okay, So Who’s Next?

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

By Dr. Clement Fredembach “Who shot JR?” Two generations ago, Dallas had the whole global village on tenterhooks (his killer turned out to be the oilman’s wife’s sister who was pregnant with his child… ask your Dad). Today, Game of Thrones is keeping the deadly tradition alive. Now, the question before each episode is “Who’s… Read More »

Transparency across the entire supply chain

Tuesday June 21st, 2016

Cost-effective, global and, of course, just-in-time: Logistics chains have to meet ever more demanding requirements and they become increasingly complex. This is no longer true for logistics service providers only, but for globally operating companies in all industries. Big data specialist Teradata helps numerous clients bring together and evaluate all their available supply chain data.… Read More »

What is in a Name? A Data Scientist by any other name …

Monday June 20th, 2016

The term “data science” was first used by the statistician William H. Cleveland in his 2001 paper entitled, “Data Science: An Action Plan for Expanding the Technical Areas of the field of Statistics”. Cleveland emphasized that the “[results in] data science should be judged by the extent to which they enable the analyst to learn… Read More »

Four Lessons From The Fire Monkey For Today’s Energy Businesses

Wednesday June 15th, 2016

2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. More specifically, it’s the Year of the Fire Monkey. So, for those of you unfamiliar with Chinese and wider Asian culture….who or what is the Fire Monkey? Firstly, the Monkey is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. More specifically though: “The… Read More »

Cyber Security and the Art of Data Analytics

Friday June 10th, 2016

Who remembers the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick titled “War Games”? This was one of the first movies that piqued my interest in computer security. In those days it was the use of acoustic couplers to dial a remote computer and we could actually communicate with a remote pc which was fascinating for me. Before… Read More »

What is a “Data Lake” Anyway?

Friday June 10th, 2016

One of the consequences of the hype and exaggeration that surrounds Big Data is that the labels and definitions that we use to describe the field quickly become overloaded. One of the Big Data concepts that presently we risk over-loading to the point of complete abstraction is the “Data Lake”. Data Lake discussions are everywhere… Read More »