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How Open Source is Failing R for Big Data

Sep 22, 2014 |

At this year’s UseR! conference in Los Angeles, John Chambers, the father of the S language and thus grandfather of the R language, noted that R was designed as an interface to the best algorithms. And indeed the R language excels as an interface to algorithms, which is why so many professional and budding data scientists choose R as the interface to drive their analytic workflows. On the other hand, R was not designed as an interface to massive-scale data: Read more…

Rise of the Big Data Engineer

Sep 8, 2014 |

Over the past three years, businesses have scrambled to hire data scientists who can spin big data into gold. But it turns out the person best equipped to get data analytics applications into production may be a good data engineer. The surge in demand for data scientists over the past few years has been well documented. McKinsey set the ball rolling with a report in 2011 that found the US faced a massive shortage of data scientists and others with Read more…

Teradata Moves Virtual Data Warehouse Forward with MongoDB

Jun 19, 2014 |

MongoDB and Teradata today announced they’re working to integrate their products to boost the analytic and transactional workloads of their joint customers. The goal of the partnership is to find a better way to feed operational JSON data from Mongo’s NoSQL database into Teradata’s warehouse, enabling faster turnaround of analytic questions. The new capability leverages Teradata’s newly added JSON data type support and its QueryGrid functionality, which Teradata added in April with version 15 of its eponymous database. The QueryGrid Read more…

A ‘Revolution’ for Open Source R Support

May 5, 2014 |

Revolution Analytics today debuted AdviseR, a new services offering for data scientists who need a little help coding in R. For $795 per person per year, R coders can get access to Revolution’s R experts and knowledgebase, providing a guiding hand for everything from installing R to optimizing R programs. R has blossomed into the language for doing hardcore data science. When it comes to writing programs to perform advanced analytics, linear and non-linear modeling, forecasting, classification, clustering, statistical functions, Read more…

Teradata Makes Data Warehouse More Hadoop-ish

Apr 7, 2014 |

It’s no stretch to say that the folks at Teradata aren’t the world’s biggest fans of Hadoop. If nothing else, the hoopla surrounding Hadoop has caused some Teradata customers to question future investments in the company’s traditional data warehouse technology. But with today’s launch of the next generation of Teradata’s flagship platform, the company has made its software a little more Hadoop-ish, particularly when it comes to taking the compute to the data and supporting semi-structured file formats.

News In Brief

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Mar 13, 2014 |

Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies–including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL–in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report.

MapR’s Hadoop Offering the Strongest, Forrester Says

Feb 28, 2014 |

Among Hadoop distributors, MapR Technologies’ product offering is the strongest, Amazon Web Services has the biggest Hadoop market presence, and IBM and Pivotal Software have the best market strategy, according to a new Forrester Wave report released yesterday that slices and dices the Hadoop market and analyzes the various Hadoop product offerings and business strategies.

Big Data Market Growth Exceeds Expectations

Feb 12, 2014 |

According to the big data number crunchers at Wikibon, spending on big data hardware, software, and services added up to $18.6 billion in 2013. That’s about $500 million, or roughly 3 percent, bigger than it projected the market to be a year ago when it did its last forecast. On a year-over-year basis, actual big data spending grew 58 percent.

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.

This Week’s Big Data Big Ten

Apr 27, 2012 |

Week of April 27: We touch on news about tackling rugby injuries with analytics; investors taking a shine to Lustre; Sears Buys into Hadoop; Teradata sports new “sassy” appliance; supporting data-intensive science; analytics superheroes unmasked; and continued developments for in-memory analytics.

This Just In

Siemens to Deploy Teradata Technology

Apr 23, 2014 |

Teradata, the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company announced today that Siemens AG will be able to enhance its manufacturing processes and product quality by deploying Teradata technology. For the first time, Siemens will be able to combine and analyze data from sensors, the manufacturing process, and machine data, along with data from various source systems.

Database 15 Released by Teradata

Apr 7, 2014 |

A seismic shift is moving the industry from a single data warehouse to a logical data warehouse with multiple systems, analytical techniques, programming languages, and diverse data types. Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, today introduced the advanced Teradata Database 15, which delivers on the promise of a logical data warehouse.

Teradata Unveils QueryGrid

Apr 7, 2014 |

Organizations are struggling to capture and interpret data that is spread across various analytic systems, each system handling different types of processing and data. Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, today delivered the most complete big data solution in the industry with Teradata QueryGrid, the only software that optimizes analytics across the enterprise and beyond.

Report Names Teradata a Leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions

Mar 4, 2014 |

Teradata Corp., the analytic data platforms, applications and services company, announced today that Forrester Research, Inc. has positioned Teradata as a leader in its February 2014report, “The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014″ by Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna. The report appears as big data has become an important business technology investment.

Jaspersoft Teams with Teradata

Jan 30, 2014 |

Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced its business intelligence (BI) offering is now available for Teradata, the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company. Teradata customers are now able to realize the dynamic reporting capabilities of Jaspersoft’s BI suite and access a web-based, self-service BI tool that provides both real-time and historical reporting.