4 Tips for Getting Digital Transformation Right

Posted on: April 19th, 2015 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

Although digital electronics has been in existence for many decades with its widespread use in computers and electronic equipment of all kinds, recent use of the phrase digital transformation is confusing as if digital is a newly invented word for the web, social media and social networks! Here are 4 tips for leveraging the new         Read More…

Is Time Travel Possible Without Big Data?

Posted on: April 12th, 2015 by Ben Bor 2 Comments

 

Is Time Travel possible? Many scientists, including Stephen Hawking, state that Time Travel is not possible for the simple reason that if it were possible, then we would have already seen all those time-travellers visiting us from the future. They are not here, so time travel is not possible. Source: http://www.insidescience.org/   In Science, as Karl         Read More…

Moving Beyond the Lambda Architecture

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Artur Borycki 1 Comment

 

Part 1: Lets keep it logical When I look at the logical layers of Lambda Architecture, I always try to match them to the customer requirements. Having talked to numerous international customers over the past years, I have come to realize that we are moving slowly beyond the Lambda approach (which has already been describing         Read More…

How Analytics can Help You Become a Happier Retail Shopper

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by Tatiana Bokareva No Comments

 

I shiver just at the thought of shopping for necessities! Yet, I do it weekly and I am not alone. Van Rompaey[1] pointed out that 20% of Belgian citizens consider shopping for food a chore. According to the Daily Mail “a national survey” revealed that 62% of 2500 surveyed customers cannot get out of supermarkets         Read More…

6 Ways to Find out if there is any Science in your Analytics

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by Clement Fredembach 1 Comment

 

“All Science Analyses Data but not all Data Analysis is Science” We are currently blessed with more data than ever before. Yet, most of the conversations are volume, speed, or technology oriented. Big data is an evolution of data, but there is no such thing as big science. Only Science. Does Science matter? Yes, absolutely,         Read More…

Aster AppCenter – Sharable, Repeatable Big Data Analytics

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Ross Farrelly 1 Comment

 

I recently spent a week at the headquarters of Teradata Aster in Silicon Valley working on the recently announced Aster AppCenter. The basic idea of the AppCenter is to democratise access to so called big data analyses. The AppCenter allows a user to pre-package SQL, SQL-Map Reduce and SQL-Graph code into a one-click App which can then         Read More…

The Role of Domain Experts in Data Science

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Bhavani Raskutti 1 Comment

 

During my 30 years of analytics career, prospective employers and clients have often asked me: ‘How can you help us with data-driven insights when you have not worked in this industry before? ‘. Clearly, the description of data scientist as the mythical unicorn who has computer science skills, statistical knowledge and domain expertise (Figure 1)         Read More…

5 Steps for Making Data Pay Dividends for Utilities

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by David Socha 1 Comment

 

I worked at a major utility business for 17 years. After that, I spent time at a systems integrator and consultancy, working with other utilities. Now, I lead Teradata’s International utilities practice. I won’t claim to be a guru or an expert or any of those things. But I do know how utilities work. And         Read More…

Changing your Behaviour, Not the Data

Posted on: March 15th, 2015 by Ben Davis 2 Comments

 

I was recently helping someone buy a new laptop. Their specifications were pretty light on as they really only needed something to browse the web, type up the odd word document and check emails. The core buying decision was that it had to be small and light. What struck me during our shopping was a         Read More…

Should Your Organisation Reach for the Cloud?

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Greg Taranto No Comments

 

In the recent O’Reilly paper by Mark Barlow studying the industry trends in Migrating Big Data Analytics to the Cloud , the survey data reveals some fascinating trends. Some of these are logical and/or marry up with understanding of anecdotes. However 1 or 2 findings are a little surprising. One of the findings derived from         Read More…