A Crazy Belief: Predicting Outcomes from Network Graphs

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Clement Fredembach No 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 mobilised 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…

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…