Tag: Teradata

Teradata Bets Big on Presto for Hadoop SQL

Jun 8, 2015 |

Teradata today revealed it’s making a major investment in Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework originally developed at Facebook to power interactive queries against its massive data warehouse. Not only is Teradata stepping up to provide technical services and support for the open source SQL engine, but it’s committing engineering resources to improve Presto over time. As more companies get their feet wet with Hadoop, they’re gravitating toward the familiar functionality that SQL offers. While Structured Query Language can’t be used to Read more…

Realizing the Promise of Data Lakes

Apr 6, 2015 |

Like their real life counterparts, data lakes are subject to pollution, flooding and a host of other ills. But they are also becoming indispensable to enterprises that wish to take advantage of the vast quantities of raw data from initiatives like the Internet of Things (IoT) that can be cost effectively managed with low cost computing environments. Because of the term’s relative newness, a data lake is defined in various ways. For example, it can be viewed as a storage Read more…

Plugging Leaks in Big Data Lakes

Feb 17, 2015 |

The big data lake phenomenon is in full swing at the moment, with Hadoop playing a central role in the storage and processing of massive amounts of data. But without certain processes in place, a data lake will not stand the test of time. Unfortunately, most of those processes must be implemented manually today. People today are expecting too much out of Hadoop, and therefore setting themselves up for failure. While Hadoop provides the basic structure for storing and analyzing Read more…

MapR Claims Momentum as Hadoop Subs Grow

Dec 9, 2014 |

MapR Technologies said this week that paid subscriptions to its distribution of Apache Hadoop exceeded 700 in November while existing customers increased current subscriptions at an expansion rate of more than 200 percent during its most recent quarter ending Sept. 30. San Jose-based MapR has cashed in on the popularity of the open source framework for handling large-scale, data-intensive deployments with its top-ranked distribution for ApacheT Hadoop. Along with new subscribers, the company said it measures the growth of its Read more…

Teradata Edges Closer To Hadoop

Oct 9, 2014 |

Teradata made a major advance into the Hadoop ecosystem today with a series of announcements, including a new Hadoop cloud service, a data lineage tracking tool for HDFS called Loom, and a new reseller agreement with Cloudera, to go along with its existing one with Hortonworks. The mainstream thinking in the Hadoop environment seems to have the big yellow pachyderm eating Teradata‘s lunch. It’s inevitable, the reasoning goes, that customers will move their big data warehousing workloads from expensive Teradata Read more…

Teradata Acquires Revelytix, Hadapt

Jul 22, 2014 |

Teradata Corp., the analytic data platform vendor, said it has expanded its big data portfolio with a pair of recent acquisitions. Teradata, based in Dayton, Ohio, said July 22 it has acquired the assets of Revelytix, an information management specialist, along with big data technologists and intellectual property from Hadapt. The Revelytix deal was completed on July 16; the Hadapt acquisition on July 17, Teradata said. Terms of the two acquisitions were not disclosed, the company said, because they are Read more…

Syncsort Siphons Up Legacy Workloads for Amazon EMR

Nov 12, 2013 |

Syncsort is bringing its flavor of super-charged MapReduce code generation capabilities to Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce cloud, the companies announced today. The IronCluster ETL as-a-service offering will allow Amazon EMR customers to generate faster MapReduce jobs from a GUI, which the companies say will make it easier to migrate expensive data warehouse workloads from Teradata or the IBM mainframe into Amazon’s incredibly inexpensive cloud.

Teradata CEO Downplays Big Data in Revenue Slowdown

Oct 31, 2013 |

Teradata CEO Mike Koehler downplayed the role that big data technologies such as Hadoop may have had in the company’s revenue slowdown over the last couple of years. The CEO pointed to projects having moved out to 2014 as a key reason for the disappointing year.

Teradata Gets In Deep with R

Sep 18, 2013 |

Because the demand for data scientists has far outstripped supply, software vendors have stepped up to fill the gap. Teradata did its part when it announced today that it has parallelized the full body of R statistical functions from partner Revolution Analytics and made them available in the new 14.10 release of its eponymous database.

Budding Data Scientists Lack Access to Big Datasets

May 1, 2013 |

According to Teradata’s State of Business Intelligence Survey, the top three challenges in building the data science workforce include access to large data sets, finding students with the pre-requisite skills, and qualified or available faculty.