Tag Archives: Unified Data Architecture

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 »

Unifying Information Management – Why it Matters

Monday July 13th, 2015

I have just been reading the results of the recent Teradata Data Analysis Index survey that was released of 152 senior IT executives from large Australia corporates. It further confirms that data has become an indispensable asset for most businesses with 88% of respondents using one or more analytic tools to manage and use their data. Not surprising… Read More »

Top 10 Takeaways from Teradata Partners 2014

Thursday October 30th, 2014

I have returned home from this year’s Teradata Partners User Conference refreshed and reinvigorated. It is an event like this which allows open sharing of ideas and concepts, real examples and lessons learned which inspire additional creativity in all of us. It is a monumental challenge to try and summarise an event of this magnitude… Read More »

Why the Reports of the Death of the Relational Database are an Exaggeration

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

“The report of my death was an exaggeration.” – Mark Twain, 1897 Yes, I have been caught up in the same wave as many of us who live and breathe data daily. I research and explore the ever-growing list of new tools and technologies which support “Big Data”.  I have been Splunked, Mongoed, Oozied, Sparc’d… Read More »

Why Net Promoter Score is Not a True Measure of Customer Satisfaction

Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Among all the customer satisfaction measures, Net Promoter Score (NPS) stands out as the Real McCoy. We can see why, because NPS is considered to provide direct contribution to the bottom line of the corporate financial books.  That is the theory anyway! As we know, in theory, theory is the same as practice but in… Read More »

Schema Freedom with NOSQL, but Not Free of Information Governance

Wednesday April 30th, 2014

The Big Data movement is giving rise to runaway growth of new file systems and databases with various types of data access mechanisms that attempt to link connotations with SQL but differ widely in their architecture, usage (application), development and implementation approaches. As a result, there is confusion around their use in business intelligence and… Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Teradata Hadoop Solution

Thursday March 13th, 2014

The recently announced Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 has Teradata positioned as a leader. This recognises Teradata as a vendor providing a clear Hadoop strategy with the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop. What sets the Teradata offering apart from the rest is the ability to not only store your Big Data in a… Read More »

Next Wave of Business Intelligence: Prospering from Discovery Analytics

Friday October 11th, 2013

Recently, I came across a review of the book “Average Is Over – Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation” by Tyler Cowen that highlights how the global labour market is changing radically which is creating a widening gap between the rich and poor. What is interesting is it seems high earners are taking… Read More »

Choosing the Right Approach for your Big Data Analytics Journey

Monday August 19th, 2013

A few weeks ago I attended the Teradata Summit in Melbourne and I listened to a great presentation given by Venugopal Adooparambil (Venu) Director of BI Consulting – Big Data at UnitedHealth Group. Venu discussed how his organisation engaged with Teradata Aster to enable its data analysts to exploit Big Data analytics. He discussed how they… Read More »