Tag Archives: data warehouse

Is your DbFit?

Wednesday December 7th, 2016

In my previous blog I talked about modular design enabling continuous integration and automated testing through to delivery. Many customers I have worked with find the immediate challenge is how to do the testing, especially as it applies to a data warehouse or lake. In this blog I will look at how to setup simple,… Read More »

Hadoop, utilities and that pesky bandwagon

Wednesday October 12th, 2016

A colleague of mine recently asked for help in a workshop with a major global utility customer. As part of his preamble, he described the utility as being in the “trough of disillusionment” phase with their Hadoop implementation. I wasn’t surprised. Now let’s be clear: this isn’t a Hadoop-bashing blog. Teradata has great relationships with… Read More »

Just what’s in my data warehouse – and what should I do with it?

Monday May 23rd, 2016

The analytics ecosystem today is evolving into a data fabric, where data is located in different places and processed in place with tools and technologies ideally suited to the specific type of analytics being performed – with all of this being transparent to the end users. But that is a recent development, for many years… Read More »

The Analytics Innovations at DHL Express

Thursday August 20th, 2015

At the the Teradata Summit that was on in Sydney and Melbourne this week, Nikolaus Walkowsky, Global Head of Business Intelligence at DHL Express outlined some of the recent analytics innovations they have implemented. He started with an anecdote to demonstrate the central place which information holds at DHL. Way back in the 1960s, founders Hillblom, Dalsey and… Read More »

Becoming a Data Analytics MasterChef

Monday August 3rd, 2015

An esteemed member of our Canberra office the other day said the term “data spaghetti”. And I thought to myself what a very clear and simple message to describe the problem in only two words. So it got me thinking …Can we relate data warehousing and analytics to that Italian cuisine exported around the world?… Read More »

The Cross-Selling Machine at ICBC

Thursday May 14th, 2015

There was an excellent turnout recently for the Teradata Summit events held in Sydney and Melbourne, with the highlight for me was the presentation on Cross-Selling at ICBC Argentina by Pablo Licheri and Eduardo Donato. ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) is the world’s largest bank and ICBC Argentina was the first ICBC acquisition… Read More »

Teradata Partners 2014 – A Recap of Day 1

Monday October 20th, 2014

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 »

Big Data and the Three Little Pigs

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

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 »