Turn Black Swans Gray

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Alex Entrekin Based on a quick read of the daily headlines, black swan events—scenarios that surprise businesses and leave them reeling—seem to be occurring at a startlingly frenetic pace. No doubt this trend is the result of our increasingly interconnected and globalized world. Even an event that takes place thousands and thousands of miles         Read More…

Triple-Digit ROI for ICBC Argentina

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

ICBC Argentina continues to be an innovative force in the marketplace. The Buenos Aires-based bank, which is one of the top 10 private banks in Argentina, earned an estimated ROI of nearly 400% after utilizing business and customer insights gained through analytics. When the bank’s portfolio forecasted a worsening of the economic cycle, ICBC Argentina         Read More…

Ugly Duckling or Black Swan?

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by John Edwards In business, a black swan is an extreme event that flies in—seemingly from out of nowhere—to disrupt normal operations. The probability of one striking in the near term is low, yet since the threat is ever-present and can have a devastating impact, the mere knowledge of its existence makes C-suite executives nervous. Be         Read More…

 

Organizations want to access and benefit from growing data volumes coming from an expanding array of sources. The challenge is to be able to efficiently retrieve and analyze the data since some non-integrated systems from various vendors have complex processing requirements. A solution that lets businesses leverage all data, regardless of where it’s stored, is         Read More…

The Perfect Fit–Teradata Cloud

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Paul Barsch and Ed White Today’s agile businesses are seeking to expand analytics fast, gain flexible analytic deployment options and smooth cash flows. Teradata understands this and has engineered a cloud solution that meets organizations’ analytic needs. Teradata® Cloud provides enterprises with flexible “as a service” options for data warehousing, discovery platform solutions and open-source         Read More…

Big Data Strategy–3 Vital Components

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

Having a big data strategy in place is critical for every organization in every industry. The strategy not only provides the blueprint to meet today’s fast-changing business needs, it also positions organizations for tomorrow’s opportunities. To identify the essential components for any big data strategy, Teradata Magazine spoke with three noted experts from Accenture Analytics, TDWI Research         Read More…

5 Myths About Hadoop

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Apache™ Hadoop® helps businesses solve one of their toughest challenges—profiting from massive volumes of data. Its popularity stems from its ability to enable organizations to gain value from big, diverse data types. As noted in the Forrester Research, Inc. report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014, “Hadoop is unstoppable as its open-source roots         Read More…

A Faster, Simpler Discovery Platform

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

The Teradata® Aster Discovery Platform is designed for data scientists and business analysts to discover powerful new business insights with innovative analytics. Not only does it significantly reduce data preparation efforts, it also bridges the skills gap required for the various stages and types of analytics. The discovery platform includes the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance         Read More…

REST API Enables Driverless Connectivity

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Eric Scheie Have you ever wanted to display or visualize SQL results on a Web page or mobile device? Or use a high-productivity scripting language to implement recurring business logic and deploy it without worrying about installing or maintaining a database driver? Implementing these use cases has not been easy since doing so requires         Read More…

Trace Problems to Their Sources

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

As an editor, I’m intrigued with words—their meanings, origins and evolutions. It’s an interest I share with Teradata 14 Certified Master Carrie Ballinger, who pointed out in a recent Teradata Magazine article that the Greek words “tekhne,” meaning a craft, and “logia,” meaning systematic treatment, are the basis for the word “technology.” Like with tracing         Read More…