Big Data: not unprecedented but not bunk either – Part III

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Martin Willcox No Comments

 

In my last post in this series, I explained the five big challenges that organisations must address in order to successfully work with Big Data. Between them, these five challenges are combining to drive the most significant evolution in Enterprise Analytical Architecture since Devlin, Inmon, Kimball et. al. gave the world the Enterprise Data Warehouse.         Read More…

Big Data and the Three Little Pigs

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Renato Manongdo 1 Comment

 

I’ve recently been involved in a project that advised clients on how to manage their enterprise data assets.  This invariably revolved around the issue of how to remain agile and responsive to business demands for analytics while maintaining integrity and reliability of the data.  There is also the issue of soaring ETL cost for provisioning         Read More…

A little less conversation, A little more action please

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Kevin Long No Comments

 

I’ve seen increased media interest in the UK recently around big data skills, in particular the quest to understand what makes a good data scientist. As a result I’ve arranged several interviews with journalists and some of our data scientists. It’s almost a year since Teradata produced the output of a research project around this         Read More…

Customer Experience Golf – Why Utilities Shot over Par.

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Iain Stewart No Comments

 

I have recently attended numerous customer experience events, speaking with a variety of utilities people with a vested interest in this area. My observations include: -   Utilities are not good at customer experience, but do understand this by virtue of the fact we are bottom of most league tables that compare us with other industries. -   Our         Read More…

So You Want to Be a Data Scientist?

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Ben Bor 1 Comment

 

So, you want to be a data scientist? Congratulations!  You have made the right decision.  You have just chosen a career that will present you with diverse challenges, an interesting life and one that will be in high demand in the short and medium-term future. The other good news is that if you possess certain         Read More…

7 Tips on Moving from Big Data to Value

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by David Stewardson 1 Comment

 

Teradata ANZ held the second of its 2014 Teradata ANZ Summit sessions this week, and we were entertained and informed by experts in the art of extracting value from information.  Here are my top 7 take-aways from the event: Today’s Big Data will be tomorrow’s small data:  Bill Franks, Teradata’s Chief Analytical Officer, told us         Read More…

The Definition of Big Data

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Brenden Bertuola 1 Comment

 

As part of my duties in MC’ing the second of Teradata ANZ Summit series earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with not only, arguably the best, lineup of speakers that we have had at a Teradata Summit including Teradata Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks along with Teradata customers including Barry Sandison of Department Human         Read More…

The SAP Integration Taboo

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Patrick Teunissen No Comments

 

Having worked with multinational companies running SAP ERP systems for many years, I came to realize that there is a taboo in the SAP world. What no one dares to say aloud is that nearly all those companies need more than one SAP system to record their transactional data and, more importantly, that these systems         Read More…

New Privacy Laws Imply Data Scientist by Day, Lawyer by Night!

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

Australia’s newest privacy legislation came into force in March this year. If you have not reviewed it then, you are missing a key component of the evolving digital economy that is impacting everyone. Whether you are a consumer (i.e. Individual as we all are), Marketer, Business Intelligence Manager, Chief Data Officer, Head of BICC or         Read More…

The Data Lake De-Mystified

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Ben Davis 2 Comments

 

“Data Lake” —By now most of you will have heard the term. You most definitely would have read about it if you follow multiple big data bloggers and/or websites. But what image does it conjure up? Some type of body of water is what comes to my mind. But what does it really mean from         Read More…