Tag: Teradata

The Art of Analytics, Or What the Green-Haired People Can Teach Us

Oct 23, 2015 |

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But in this big data age, perhaps we should say that a picture is worth 1,000 terabytes. This week Teradata showcased some of the ways that the creatives among us, or the “green-haired people,” are putting data to pixel with an installation dubbed the Art of Analytics. Teradata put more than two dozen visualizations on display at its user conference this week in Anaheim, California. The big, bold displays, Read more…

Hadoop Grabs the Spotlight at Teradata User Confab

Oct 22, 2015 |

Teradata and its customer are embracing Hadoop, the open source platform that’s helping to redefine the field of big data analytics. But the tension between the analytic old guard and the big data upstart were palpable at Teradata’s big annual user conference held in Anaheim this week. Teradata built its stellar reputation with an enterprise-class data warehousing platform used by thousands of large companies over the past 30 years. Pick a Fortune 100 company, and chances are very good that Read more…

AWS Cloud Pact Shows How Far Teradata Has Come

Oct 7, 2015 |

Next year, Teradata will offer its eponymous database as a service on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It will be the first foray onto a public cloud for Teradata, which has come a long way from its proprietary hardware roots. It wasn’t that long ago that all Teradata (NYSE: TDC) deployments required an investment in proprietary hardware by the customer. The company sold its flagship Teradata Database—desired by large companies for its fast analytic processing on large datasets—as a pre-configured Read more…

Teradata Readies Links to Push Presto to Enterprises

Sep 30, 2015 |

Teradata Corp. said this week it would accelerate the open-source rollout of Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework, by offering connectivity drivers for free. Teradata (TDC) said Monday (Sept. 28) it would provide at no cost ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) drivers with the goal of making the Presto SQL query engine ready for primetime in the enterprise. The drivers provide connection and implementation protocols for transferring queries and results between applications and databases. Teradata announced in June Read more…

Where’s the ROI in Big Data?

Sep 8, 2015 |

What is the return on investment (ROI) for big data analytics initiatives? The question may seem simple, but in fact it’s devilishly difficult to answer. Nevertheless, Teradata recently set out to answer that question, and to quantify the value that organizations are finding with big data. In the study, titled “Betting on Big Data,” Teradata sliced and diced the ROI question from several angles. The analytics giant partnered with Forbes Insights and McKinsey in preparation for the study, which involved Read more…

Analytics Big Role in New Healthcare Model

Jul 28, 2015 |

Big data analytics is having a transformative impact on almost every industry it touches. But when it comes to the $3-trillion healthcare industry, the impact is personal in more ways than one. For a look at how analytics is impacting healthcare, let’s take a look at Premise Health. Formed by the June 2014 merger between two workplace clinic companies, Premise Health is now the nation’s largest provider of employer-based onsite healthcare services. Premise Health has more than 500 clinics nationwide, Read more…

Teradata Supports CDH and HDP with New Hadoop Appliance

Jul 9, 2015 |

Teradata today announced that customers can get its Hadoop Appliance pre-loaded with a distribution from either Cloudera or Hortonworks. The fifth generation of the analytics giant’s appliance also features more configuration options, including different types of nodes designed to run different workloads. Even though Hadoop was designed to run on low-cost, commodity Lintel servers that most IT folks are familiar with, some customers still don’t want to deal with the cost and hassle of procuring their own cluster to get Read more…

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…