Tag Archives: Hadoop

The Rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence

Thursday January 12th, 2017

Artificial Intelligence has seeped into the lives of everyone with an internet connection. Binge-watching television shows and online shopping carts full of suggested add-ons are commonplace, even though most consumers aren’t aware of what’s powering the recommendations. Algorithms are constantly hard at work, learning in real-time while users are sitting on the couch watching their… Read More »

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 »

Much hADOop About No Analytics

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

In the last few years, countless reports have been published around the many “big data” opportunities. Reports that dangle the carrot of huge economic benefits that can potentially be reaped by organisations from the explosion of data in the internet. Further, technology leaders such as Google, Facebook and eBay have shown how internal data assets… 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 »

Can we defeat DDoS using analytics?

Monday August 15th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been in the news recently with one particular prominent incident garnering national attention in the past week. Whilst the jury is still out on the nature and cause of that alleged attack it should be remembered that DDoS attacks have been occurring for many years. In fact, you… Read More »

Which Open Source technologies are suitable for your Big Data roadmap?

Monday June 27th, 2016

Recently, I developed a handful of demos using open source technologies for detecting and alerting fraudulent events, incidence of poor customer experience and arrival of target subjects in geo-fenced locations for marketing purposes. The use cases required detection of individual events from streaming data sources and processing complex set of rules for identifying events of… 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 »

What is the difference between a tractor and a Ferrari?

Tuesday May 10th, 2016

It’s a personal comparison that I give when asked about the difference between Hadoop and Teradata Aster. On the surface they are machines you can drive, but are they the same? Both, Hadoop and Teradata Aster, can store and analyse data, but are they therefore the same? Not quite. The tractor is designed to plough the fields,… Read More »

Much hADOop About No Analytics

Tuesday March 29th, 2016

In the last few years, countless reports have been published around the many “big data” opportunities. Reports that dangle the carrot of huge economic benefits that can potentially be reaped by organisations from the explosion of data in the internet. Further, technology leaders such as Google, Facebook and eBay have shown how internal data assets… Read More »