Liquid Analytics Gets Real for Enterprises

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

Last week I wrote how our industry is evolving toward a “liquid” approach to analytics where queries can be dispatched across one cohesive, interconnected and complementary architecture involving bi-directional movement of data to analytics and/or analytics to data. I used the analogy of an automobile – easy to drive despite tons of complexity under the         Read More…

The Secret to Navigating the Data Lake

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

The “data lake” term is quickly gaining currency in the big data conversation, and I’d like to discuss the tremendous potential of “liquid analytics” embodied in the data lake approach. But first we need to clarify that the data lake is indeed an approach, not a particular product or service. The elephant in the room         Read More…

One Big Question You Should Ask About Big Data

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

Big data means big opportunities. That’s no surprise. But it also raises big questions, questions that we must consider strategically as we wring value from all the data, including the data in Hadoop. What’s so attractive about Hadoop is that it allows you to store data, and lots of it, in its original form –         Read More…

 

I had the chance to catch up with with Paul Miller, GigaOm Pro Analyst and blogger for Cloud of Data last week to record a podcast on Teradata’s take on Hadoop and the rapidly changing big data landscape. Paul asked me some thought-provoking questions around the competitive landscape within analytics, how companies of all sizes can retain ROI         Read More…

 

My colleagues and I are immensely proud to see Teradata named a “Leader” in Forrester Research’s prestigious “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014” report.  The Wave publications are granular in their comparative analyses of products and services, and the February 2014 Hadoop report is a much needed road map through a crowded         Read More…

Big Data, Cloud and Analytics: The Road Ahead

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

The New Year’s arrival is always a good time for any industry to take stock and chart the way forward. And, as we kick off 2014, it definitely seems to me we’re at a crossroads on several key issues in big data analytics.  Below are a few signposts to consider, and I’ll be writing more         Read More…

From Suit to Hoodie

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by sgnau No Comments

 

Decades ago, as Bill Gates launched Microsoft and Steve Jobs was cultivating Apple, those visionaries made headlines not just for their innovations but also for their casual dress in a professional culture still dominated by suits and ties. Today, of course, that situation is largely reversed, with jeans and hoodies now standard attire in many         Read More…

Teradata’s Culture of Innovation

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by sgnau No Comments

 

I’ve been looking back at my archive of blog entries and I’m struck by the number of new releases and products Teradata has introduced recently. From Teradata Intelligent Memory, Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop, Teradata Aster Discovery Platform and Teradata Cloud, to ongoing advances in the Teradata Unified Data Architecture, the sheer number of announcements speaks         Read More…

 

Pretty often I hear cloud analytics discussions begin with what seems like the wrong question: how is it different?  The truth is, when it’s done right there is no difference beyond geography and who you want to have handle the deployment headaches. Indeed, Teradata has already built a reputation for optimizing  the cloud’s potential for         Read More…

 

I have the privilege at Teradata of working with a corps of highly talented coworkers, and I want to devote this blog entry to the thoughts of one such colleague, Teradata’s new Senior Vice President for Software Oliver Ratzesberger. We already considered Oliver part of the family when he joined us in this role in         Read More…