Data Security is a “Lifecycle” Commitment

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by sgnau No Comments

 

Data security is one of those mission-critical issues people are always talking about and building solutions and policies around. But, even when we focus on the right problems, too many businesses are doing so at the wrong time – namely, after a breach has happened.   Determined hackers have proven again and again that they can         Read More…

 

Nearly two years ago, in June 2013, I penned an article that appeared in Fast Company called “A Prayer for Hadoop.” In that piece, I made a heartfelt plea to the vendor community that supports Hadoop, or offers their own distributions, many of them Teradata partners, to unify our cause to help make Hadoop easier         Read More…

Trusted Advisors in the Era of Open Choice

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by sgnau No Comments

 

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how analytics customers have an unprecedented opportunity to call the shots and define which tools make sense for leveraging data in the best possible way for their businesses. If you can understand the choices in front of you these days and figure out how all the different pieces         Read More…

A Single Data Fabric to Tame Big Data

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

By now you probably know I’m an advocate of the data lake approach for expanding the possibilities around big data.  But, I’ve also made the point that data inside the lake isn’t much use if it isn’t accessible and connected to other data sources.  You can dump all the information you want in a data         Read More…

 

Simplicity and choice are the dual signposts I mention whenever people ask how best to navigate today’s expanding universe of options in enterprise analytics.  Just as important, however, is to make sure these signposts point the same way so the two priorities remain complementary rather than in conflict. While businesses are realizing they can exercise         Read More…

 

Back in January, I wrote a New Year’s roundup on several important crossroads in big data analytics for our industry. Among other things, I discussed the need for new techniques and tools to help more people make more sense of a digital universe whose size and complexity are expanding exponentially. I wrote how we need         Read More…

Teradata Cloud and Big Data at Netflix

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by sgnau 1 Comment

 

I’ve said to many people over the last few months that there are misconceptions about the intersection of cloud and analytics.  Our position is simple: cloud deployment for analytic solutions should be simple, integrated, dependable, and about the geography.  True analytics can’t thrive in the cloud if limitations—like reduced functionality, performance or availability are introduced.         Read More…

 

It’s a pleasure to accept Scott’s invitation to post here, in conjunction with the joint announcement by Teradata and Cloudera of our deep new business and technical relationship. Our companies have been driving the state of the art in data management separately — Teradata for three and a half decades, Cloudera for six and a         Read More…

Industry Recognition for Best of Breed Excellence

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by sgnau No Comments

 

Teradata customers have always seen how hard we work to deliver the data architectures they need today and simultaneously innovate for what they’re going to need tomorrow.  But it’s certainly great to see outside recognition on these fronts as well.  As summer draws to a close, I remain humbled and honored by the kudos we         Read More…

The Biggest Piece of the Big Data Puzzle

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

 

Getting the most out of your big data projects is an important – although often complex – goal. As I’ve written before, a data warehouse is one key piece of the puzzle … but successful big data projects increasingly require the integration of open source platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL as well. That’s why I         Read More…