Tag Archives: big data

Teradata is on a Mission! And, 2017 was a Big Step Forward

January 1, 2018

Momentum — it’s easy to see when it is high, but hard to quantify. But at Teradata, we are in the business of quantifying. So when I look back at a very busy 2017 and think about how far we’ve come in our transformation as a company, I take pride in knowing that the numbers… Read More »

The Sentient Enterprise. Why Another Book on Analytics?

October 17, 2017

There are already so many books about big data on the market. That’s why, when management professor Mohan Sawhney and I decided to write The Sentient Enterprise, it wasn’t to fill more shelf space – it was to fill a void: We wrote our book for the same reason you’d create a road map for a… Read More »

How Curiosity Saves Your Company … And Turns Your People Into Citizen Data Scientists

July 21, 2017

I’ve written before on the importance of people sharing data as broadly as possible in an organization. A company may have hundreds, or even thousands, of people with “analyst” in their job titles, but if you keep access to data centralized, you’re also keeping the capacity for innovation centralized — and limited. At the same… Read More »

The Analytics and Leadership Mandate for Digital Transformation

October 25, 2016

“Digital Transformation” is lodged in every corporate and IT lexicon today – a “hot term,” as IDG InfoWorld Executive Editor Galen Gruman explains, that’s mentioned far more often than it’s understood. So, to boost that understanding, let’s do a bit of linguistic sleuthing and isolate just the word transformation: Look it up and you find… Read More »

Teradata Aster makes it Easy to Unlock New Insights from Hadoop Data

August 24, 2016

Hadoop requires specialized skills. It is relative of course, but in the last couple of years, as many companies have deployed significant Hadoop infrastructure, there has been a lot said and written on this point. It takes substantial time and technical resources to get Hadoop up and running at most companies. An article in the… Read More »

Digital Transformation: Are You Winning Battles, Yet Losing the War?

July 22, 2016

Is it possible to win battles yet lose the war? Absolutely. And, it happens more often than you’d think. History (and business) is littered with many such examples. The most famous one in history is the classic example of Hannibal, who won a string of impressive victories from 218-201 BC for Carthage against Rome yet… Read More »

Data-Driven Insights Are All Around Us – Are You Listening?

October 19, 2015

Every single business on the planet is in the position to generate and collect absurd amounts of data. There are dozens of great stats about the explosion of digital information. The one that I like, from analyst firm IDC, published in its Digital Universe study, claims that digital data produced will exceed 44 zettabytes in… Read More »

Is Your Business Agile? These Three Ways Can Help You Find The Answer

September 2, 2015

I dedicated a recent blog post on the definition of the word “agility,” and for good reason. Finding ways for your business, and the analytics it runs on, to become and remain agile, even at global scale, is no small task; but the payoff is huge in terms of gaining competitive advantage in existing markets and leveraging… Read More »

Three Ways to Run Your Global Business With Startup Agility

August 12, 2015

My whole job is about helping big companies fully leverage big data analytics, and I’ve written specifically about a new Sentient Enterprise capability model to help businesses scale their analytic architectures and insights as they continue to grow. In doing so, even large firms can preserve the agile and opportunity-driven playbook you’ll find at the heart of… Read More »

Is Your Data Lying to You?

August 6, 2015

As companies strive to become more agile in today’s ever-changing business world, a common theme is getting data faster and, in turn, getting insights from data faster. That’s where the notion of schema-free queries often comes in, where all sorts of unstructured data goes into files in Hadoop (Hadoop Distributed File System w/ e.g. HIVE or Drill… Read More »