Category Archives: Other

Teradata and the REST

Wednesday April 5th, 2017

When we talk to our customers today about Teradata’s place in the enterprise, it’s always in the context of an Analytics Ecosystem. This reflects our core belief that, to unlock the full potential of analytics within an organisation, you need a variety of platforms, tools and technologies that work together to enable new questions to… Read More »

Talking about real-time analytics? Be clear about what’s on offer

Tuesday January 17th, 2017

The inexorable increase in competition around the globe has led to an explosion of interest in real-time and near real-time systems. Yet despite all this understandable attention, many businesses still struggle to define what “real-time” actually means. A merchandiser at a big box retailer, for example, may want a sales dashboard that is updated several… Read More »

Pooling data and analytics to power greater efficiency in water utilities

Monday December 19th, 2016

Although water and power utilities face very similar pressures, they have tackled them with very different levels of success. Both sets of utilities face a common battle to reduce network operating costs, beat off increased competition and meet the increasingly complicated requirements of the regulators. Yet it is the power sector organisations that so far… Read More »

Managed Cloud – Offering Real Business Benefits for Organisations Globally

Friday November 18th, 2016

Managed Cloud – Offering Real Business Benefits for Organisations Globally Cloud is rapidly becoming the standard way of doing business and organisations globally are utilising it as a tool for innovation and business transformation. Those who successfully use the cloud to achieve growth will have a mature, strategic view of how best to implement and… Read More »

The value of predictive models

Monday October 31st, 2016

How to correctly apply a predictive model Today, we are sitting on tons of data and with every new day comes even more data to add to this already exhaustive pile. This data contains lots of information which is immensely valuable not only for organisations, but also for the general public. A commonly used method… Read More »

Hey! Are Your Colleagues Cheating The Business?

Wednesday September 14th, 2016

If your organisation is ignoring its Big Data potential, your colleagues are cheating the business because data-driven companies get a much higher return on investment than their competitors. Fact. And the key to maximising your data potential also happens to be the fourth ‘V’ in Big Data; ‘Value’. Or rather, ‘Value’ spliced with ‘Time-to-Market’. Now,… Read More »

Analyzing your analytics

Thursday September 8th, 2016

‘Eat your own dog food’ and ‘practice what you preach’. I love these sayings and I strongly support the idea behind them. If you believe in something, prove it. In the world of data and analytics, we’ve been able to ignore this wisdom for a long time. The time for change has come though! We… Read More »

Siemens Sinalytics – Keeping The Customer Satisfied

Wednesday September 7th, 2016

Don’t wait for a failure and then fix it. Predict the failure and then prevent it. This was the key message I took away from the keynote address given by Dr. Norbert Gaus from Siemens, at the Teradata Universe conference, Hamburg. He was talking about the company’s Sinalytics program, which they use to provide analytics… Read More »

Streaming Analytics: A story of many tales

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Streaming Analytics is a data processing paradigm which is gaining much traction lately, mainly because more and more data is available as events through web services and real-time sources rather than being collected and packaged in data batches. Over the past years, we have seen a number of projects which are tackling this problem. Some are stemming… Read More »

FinTech. The Only Game In Town? Rubbish.

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016

FinTech may, or may not, be the one-horse race the financial commentators are claiming. But it’s certainly where the smart money’s going. I mean, new startups are disrupting traditional financial working practices and driving a rapid global expansion. And a long line of banks are hoisting themselves onto the bandwagon as FinTech initiatives become an… Read More »