7 Tips on Moving from Big Data to Value

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by David Stewardson No Comments

 

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 No Comments

 

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…

The Art of Data Science

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by Ross Farrelly No Comments

 

I recently had the pleasure of reading “Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman” aloud to my two children. It’s a very funny book about Richard Feynman, the legendary nobel prize winning physicist who, as well as being a brilliant scientist was also an amateur safe cracker, bongo drummer and artist. Feynman had a famous problem solving         Read More…

Tuning Into The Needs Of Your Customers

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Guest Blog No Comments

 

I am very much looking forward to the Teradata Summit Series in Sydney August 19 and Melbourne August 20. I’ll be speaking about big data and the impact it is having for organisations around the globe. In today’s world, it isn’t possible to be truly tuned into the needs of your customers without the analysis         Read More…

Big Data: not unprecedented; but not bunk, either – Part II

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Martin Willcox No Comments

 

In the first post of this series, I tried to describe the Big Data phenomenon and to explain how effectively exploiting the three “new waves” of Big Data has enabled organisations like Amazon, eBay, LinkedIn and Netflix to prosper.  I also made the case that whilst a lot of what we have learned over the         Read More…

 

“The report of my death was an exaggeration.” – Mark Twain, 1897 Yes, I have been caught up in the same wave as many of us who live and breathe data daily. I research and explore the ever-growing list of new tools and technologies which support “Big Data”.  I have been Splunked, Mongoed, Oozied, Sparc’d         Read More…

Big Data: not unprecedented; but not bunk, either

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by Martin Willcox 1 Comment

 

Larry Ellison, Oracle’s flamboyant CEO, once remarked that “the computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s apparel”.  The industry’s current favourite buzzword – “Big Data” – is so hyped that it has crossed over from the technology lexicon and entered the public consciousness via mainstream media.  In the process, it         Read More…