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…

Welcome to Big Data City

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Hermann Wimmer No Comments

 

You could call Nashville the “city of many names”. It has been given numerous different ones in the course of its history – and they all sound like titles for the city’s feats in many fields: Nashville is called “Songwriting Capital of the World” for having been home to famous musicians for two centuries, or         Read More…

Drowning in the Data Lake

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Ben Bor No Comments

 

IT people always try to use soothing names for complex propositions (don’t we all love the fluffy Cloud, being Service-Oriented [I sometimes wish that the restaurant sector would adopt this] or promising our customers that we are, above all, Agile?). The new buzzword is the data lake, which immediately brings to mind visions of calm         Read More…

Lessons for Data Lakes from a Tale of Two Seas

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Sundara Raman No Comments

 

A friend of mine sent an interesting article that highlights the differences between the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee which I reproduce below with due credit to its original author. It provides a good analogy to the different styles of data lake implementations and consequences. “I recall how fascinated I was when we         Read More…

Metadata Management in the Data Lake

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 by Ben Davis 1 Comment

 

I have spoken to many organisations recently and they are considering Hadoop platforms for a variety of reasons not least the concept of a “data lake”. In my last blog I introduced the concept of a data lake, the benefits, it’s fit within an enterprise and why it’s not a data warehouse. However whilst many are         Read More…

To Integrate or Not to Integrate – That is the Question.

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by Monica Woolmer No Comments

 

The Australian Government’s financial year ends on 30 June and normally the month of July is a bit quiet in terms of Public Sector client presentations and engagements.   I had the opportunity this year to step outside of the Public Sector and lead an international team conducting an intensive analytic architecture review for a key         Read More…

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…