Category Archives: David Stewardson

7 Tips on Moving from Big Data to Value

Thursday August 21st, 2014

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 6 Skills Required to be a Good Data Scientist

Friday March 28th, 2014

Presenting at Teradata Summit 2014 across Australia and New Zealand this week, Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst discussed the skills that are required to be a good data scientist : – Curiosity: Dives into the data head first. – Intuition: Has good business sense and will explore in directions that yield results but is not afraid… Read More »

In God We Trust Whilst All Others Bring Data

Friday March 28th, 2014

Moving to a culture for data-driven decision making has been proven to be a key differentiator between high performing organisations and the average performing organisation.  The movement from using art to make decisions to using science as the basis for decisions is a key aspect in this cultural change. Presenting at Teradata Summit 2014 in… Read More »

Big Data and Analytics Trends to Watch in 2014

Monday September 30th, 2013

We are way passed the half way milestone in 2013 and are rapidly closing in on the three quarter marker as well.  It’s been a busy and interesting year here at Teradata with a clear focus on releasing products to enable Big Data Analytics, such as our Aster 3H appliance and the Teradata Intelligent Memory in-memory… Read More »

From Big Data to Big Analytics – Adding Value to Big Data

Tuesday August 6th, 2013

How do you turn a buzz word into a value statement?  Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata, spoke recently at the Teradata Summits in Melbourne and Sydney on creating value from Big Data. Stephen’s focus is on extending the 3 “V”s of Big Data (Volume, Variety, and Velocity) into a fourth dimension of “Value”.  The core… Read More »

How to Start a Successful Big Data Journey

Friday July 5th, 2013

When I speak to my colleagues in the Business Intelligence profession, particularly those in vendor companies selling into the Data Warehouse and BI market, I almost always hear them say two semi-contradictory things.  Firstly, that Big Data is a very important industry trend that will deliver great value to those organisations who can master it,… Read More »

Live Blog from Teradata Big Data Analytics Summit: A Review of Extreme Analytics at eBay Presentation

Tuesday May 7th, 2013

eBay’s Alex Liang (Director of the offshore Analytics Platform and Delivery team based in Shanghai) was keynote speaker at today’s Teradata Big Data Analytics 2013 conference.  Alex has a unique view of one of the world’s largest analytics and data platforms, and his views and experiences are likely to be leading indicators for the rest… Read More »

Big Data Case Studies Delivered by the Teradata and Siemens Partnership

Monday April 29th, 2013

During the recent Teradata EMEA Universe data warehousing conference, it was announced that after an extensive search, SIEMENS has selected Teradata as their strategic partner to deliver big data reporting platforms for SIEMENS products in the Smart Grid arena. This was widely announced at the time (view the Siemens news release , video interview and the… Read More »

Review of the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

Thursday February 14th, 2013

Just as December is always thought of as Christmas time, so too in the technology and consulting world early February is Gartner Magic Quadrant® time.  The similarity extends as at both times of years you get boxes delivered.  At Christmas, the boxes contain presents.  In February, the question of interest for technology firms is which… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for Business Intelligence Folks

Monday January 7th, 2013

It’s that time of year again, where everyone takes stock of their life and tries to make improvements. This year, I’m focussing on what we can improve in Business Intelligence, to deliver more business value. Here’s my top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for folks involved in Business Intelligence for their organisations: 1) Dust off the… Read More »