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November 2012 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Big Boom in Big Data Analytics: Are We There Yet? [Published: 11-01-2012]
What are organizations really doing with big data analytics? Leslie Ament provides insights from an ongoing big data survey being conducted by Hypatia Research Group.

Ethics of Analysis [Published: 11-01-2012]
There is a wealth of data available, but is it morally acceptable, for example, for an insurance company to mine claims data for correlations that could lead to an increased premium? In this article, Frank Buytendijk provides other examples as he examines ethical analysis and corporate social responsibility.

Big Data Needs Context [Published: 11-01-2012]
Bill Inmon reminds us that in order to understand unstructured data, especially when dealing with big data, context is required.

Turning the Predictive Analytics Model on its Head: A Spotlight Q&A with Simon Arkell of Predixion [Published: 11-05-2012]
Ron Powell talks with Simon Arkell, CEO and Co-Founder of Predixion Software, about their unique and disruptive approach to predictive analytics.

Leveraging Value via Social Analytics & Intelligence [Published: 11-08-2012]
Leslie Ament provides a case study detailing how one global company, operating in 50 countries, successfully employed social analytics and received a significant return on investment.

Power, Reach of Analytics Pose New Ethical Dilemmas [Published: 11-08-2012]
Analyze, analyze, analyze. Thatís the mandate in many companies. But to avoid negative repercussions, itís wise to proceed with caution and consider the moral issues created by powerful analytics tools. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

The Benefits of the Teradata Virtual Machine Edition [Published: 11-08-2012]
In this podcast with Ron Powell of the BeyeNetwork, Alan Greenspan, Product Marketing Manager for Teradata, explains the Teradata Virtual Machine Edition (VME) and explains how it provides customers with flexible options to test new database releases or experiment with physical database design changes.

The Importance of an Agile Data Foundation [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talks with Allen Johnson, Vice President of Marketing, and John Evans, Director of Product Marketing, from Kalido about why agility is critical for today's businesses and how Kalido delivers that agility.

Data Labs Inside Database Accelerate Entire Analytics Process [Published: 11-08-2012]
Lyndsay Wise, independent analyst and BeyeNETWORK Expert, talks with Arlene Zaima, Integrated Analytics Program Manager at Teradata, about how data labs differ from data sandboxes and how data labs enable self-service analytics.

Big Data Advice for Government Agencies [Published: 11-08-2012]
In this podcast, Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talks with Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer at Teradata and author of Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics. Ron and Bill discuss how government agencies can tackle big data by starting small.

Teradata's Newest Data Warehouse Appliance Provides Rapid Time to Value [Published: 11-08-2012]
Brian Stecko, Marketing Manager for the Teradata 2700, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about how this new appliance was built and designed for decision support and business intelligence.

Analytics and Data Discovery for the Business Users with TIBCO Spotfire and Teradata [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ben McGraw, Senior Director of Life Science Solutions at TIBCO Spotfire, talks with the BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about how they enable business users get dynamic and fast answers to their ad hoc queries and then customize the analyses.

Customer Analytics for Utilities [Published: 11-08-2012]
Lyndsay Wise, independent analyst and BeyeNETWORK Expert, talks with Bryan Truex, Senior Director of Utility Analytics at Teradata, about the various ways the utilities can use analytics to improve their relationships with their customers.

Teradata and Trillium Software Data Quality Management [Published: 11-08-2012]
Dave Pietropaolo, Vice President of Global Alliances for Trillium Software, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about their platform for data quality management, including data governance.

Narus and Teradata Partner to Address Cyber Threats [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK interviews David Cavuto, Director of Federal Product Engineering for Narus. They discuss NarusInsight CyberAnalytics and how they leverage Teradata.

MedAssets' Teradata Data Warehouse [Published: 11-08-2012]
William McKnight, independent consultant and BeyeNETWORK expert, talks with Chris Stewart, Director of MedAssets, to learn about their Teradata data warehousing project.

Predictive Analytics: The R Phenomenon [Published: 11-08-2012]
BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell and Dave Rich, CEO of Revolution Analytics, discuss the phenomenon of R and how R is being used in enterprises today.

Under the Hood: Teradata on NetApp [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talks with NetApp's Dexter Pham, Consulting Engineer, and Dan Bennett, Sales Manager, about NetApp's relationship with Teradata and the fact that the Teradata data warehouse platform is built on NetApp storage.

Big Data Replication - Any Data, Anytime, Anywhere [Published: 11-08-2012]
Itamar Ankorion, Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Strategy at Attunity, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about the how Attunity overcomes the "data transfer bottleneck."

Big Data and the Advent of Personalized Medicine [Published: 11-08-2012]
Jacomo Corbo, Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, talks with the BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about big data in healthcare as well as the sources and uses of that big data.

Retail Analytics and Big Data [Published: 11-08-2012]
Jeff Buck, CEO of QuantiSense, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about the challenges facing retailers in this era. They also discuss analytics for retail and big data.

Tiered Storage Approach Improves Data Warehouse Performance [Published: 11-08-2012]
Jim Dietz, Teradata's director of Platform Marketing, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about hybrid storage to improve data warehouse performance.

Advanced Clickpath Optimization [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talks with John Hines, Director of E-Commerce and Digital Media at Teradata, discuss optimizing conversion paths.

Feeding Data into Aster for Advanced Analytics [Published: 11-08-2012]
Katharine Hulls, Vice President of Marketing for Celebrus Technologies, and Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talk about the value of real-time feeds of individual-level big data from websites, mobile apps and social media into Teradata Aster for sophisticated analytics.

Why Do Customers Migrate to Teradata from Other Platforms? [Published: 11-08-2012]
Mark Shainman, Director of Competitive Programs at Teradata, explains to Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK that improved performance and decreasing management complexity are the main reasons companies choose to migrate to Teradata from another platform.

Omni Channel Revolution in Retailing [Published: 11-08-2012]
Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research at TechTarget, talks with Michael Day, Global Program Director of Retail and Hospitality at Teradata, explains that retailers must pursue a strategy of omni-channel retailing to stay competitive, relevant, viable, and drive growth.

Data Movement of Big Data Critical to BI and Analytics [Published: 11-08-2012]
Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK talks with Michael Leeolou, Vice President of Sales at Tervela, about how Tervela solves the challenges of moving big data to get business value from it.

WhereScape and Teradata [Published: 11-08-2012]
Michael Whitehead, Founder and CEO of WhereScape, talks with William McKnight, independent consultant and BeyeNETWORK expert, about WhereScape's relationship with Teradata and how they provide software that allows Teradata customers to be more agile.

Big Security: The Intersection of Cyber Security and Big Data [Published: 11-08-2012]
Monica Mullen, Teradata's Director of Industry Marketing & Solutions for the Government Industry, talks with Ron Powell about applying big data techniques to improve visibility into networks for increased cyber security, and how big security analytics enable real-time response to cyber attacks.

Data Requirements for Insurance Solvency II [Published: 11-08-2012]
Nancy Kalthoff, Teradata's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Financial Services and Logical Data Model, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about the data challenges presented by Europe's Solvency II, and explains what insurance companies will need to do to be in compliance.

International Airline Industry: Leveling Up on Loyalty [Published: 11-08-2012]
Wayne Eckerson, Founder of the BI Leadership Forum and Director of Research at TechTarget, talks with Peeter Kivestu, Director of Travel Industry Solutions and Marketing at Teradata, talks about what airlines are doing with their loyalty programs to improve the customer experience.

Business Analytics Help Telecoms Compete [Published: 11-08-2012]
Richard Miller, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Agilis International, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about Agilis' approach to business analytics and the advantages of having a telecommunications-specific solution.

The Business Value in Big Data for Telecommunication Service Providers [Published: 11-08-2012]
Scott Sobers, Teradata's Director of Marketing and Solutions for Communication Service Providers, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about the impact of big data on the telecommunications industry.

Key Pillars of an Omni-Channel Retail Strategy [Published: 11-08-2012]
Tim Simmons, Vice President of Retail, Travel and Transportation for Teradata, talks with the BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about why it is important for retaillers to integrate the channel and touch point view of the consumer, and Tim also explains the "golden customer record."

Analytics for Data-Driven Decisions [Published: 11-08-2012]
Vijitha Kaduwela, Founder and CEO of Kavi Associates, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about Kavi's singular focus on analytics, their core strengths and provides examples of the value they provide their clients.

Speed and Agility for Big Data Predictive Analytics [Published: 11-08-2012]
John Ball, CEO of KXEN,talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about the importance of speed, agility and the ability to use all your data when building predictive models.

Generating Insight from Social Data with Big Data Analytics [Published: 11-08-2012]
William Rand, Ph.D., from Director of the Center for Complexity in Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, talks with the BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about big data analytics and how companies can use social data and big data analytics to better understand their customers.

Big Data and Hadoop [Published: 11-08-2012]
Shaun Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Hortonworks, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK and provides an explanation of Apache Hadoop and Hortonworks' vision for Hadoop.

Comparing Hadoop and Data Warehousing [Published: 11-08-2012]
Dan Graham, General Manager of Enterprise Systems at Teradata, talks with the BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about the key differences between a data warehouse and Hadoop and explains what a data warehouse can do that Hadoop cannot.

An Update on Active Intelligence: What's New? [Published: 11-08-2012]
Dave Schrader, Teradata Director of Marketing and Strategy, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK to provide an update on Active Intelligence, specifically widening the use of intelligence from back office to front line.

Teradata Unity Portfolio [Published: 11-08-2012]
Imad Birouty, Program Marketing Manager for Teradata Unity, provides Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK with an update on Teradata Unity, now a portfolio of products. Imad describes the 4 main products and the value each provides.

High-Performance Business Applications in the Data Warehouse [Published: 11-08-2012]
Tristan Atkins, Microgen Aptitude Product Manager, provides with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK, with the reasons that companies build high-performance business applications in the data warehouse.

The Role of Strategic Analytics in Big Data Analysis [Published: 11-08-2012]
Rick Schultz, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Alteryx, talks with Ron Powell of the BeyeNETWORK about how Alteryx provides an analytics tool and platform that analysts and decision makers use to drive strategic decisions. He also describes the kinds of problems that Alteryx and Teradata solve for their customers.

Corporate Performance Management in the Cloud: A Spotlight Q&A with John Herr of Adaptive Planning [Published: 11-09-2012]
John Herr, CEO of Adaptive Planning, talks with BeyeNETWORK's Ron Powell about how Adaptive Planning is disrupting the corporate performance management market with their affordable, cloud-based solution.

What is Your IT Philosophy? [Published: 11-13-2012]
In this first article of a three-part series, Frank Buytendijk explains why you need an IT philosophy in your enterprise and describes one possible IT philosophy: IT as a utility.

Metathink: An Enterprise-Wide Single Version of the Truth, and Beyond [Published: 11-13-2012]
In this article, Bin Jiang discusses the infrastructure required for an enterprise-wide single version of the truth.

Everything Executives Need to Know about Open Source BI: A Spotlight Q&A with Lyndsay Wise [Published: 11-13-2012]

Audiences of a Business Glossary [Published: 11-15-2012]
Lowell Fryman provides advice for structuring the business glossary application to meet the needs of three core groups that will use it.

Insights into the NoSQL Environment: A Spotlight Q&A with Pramod Sadalage of ThoughtWorks [Published: 11-15-2012]
In this BeyeNETWORK Spotlight, Pramod Sadalage of ThoughtWorks talks with Ron Powell about NoSQL Distilled, the book Pramod co-authored with Martin Fowler.

The Big Data Bottleneck, Data Visualization and Data Stewardship [Published: 11-16-2012]
The November edition of BI Trends + Strategies," data visualization, data stewardship and the big data bottleneck.

Technology Recommendations for the New Administration [Published: 11-19-2012]
In this month's article, Dr. Barquin highlights six specific areas where technology can play a role in achieving federal government objectives and missions. Each area will be detailed in a future article.

Drivers and Enablers: Continuing the IT Philosophy Debate [Published: 11-27-2012]
In the second article of his series on IT philosophy and strategies, Frank Buytendijk continues his discussion by introducing the two other IT philosophies Ė IT as an enabler and IT as a driver.

Personal Impacts of Personalization [Published: 11-29-2012]
David Loshin looks at the impact of inferred personalization and questions whether it prevents presentation of fair and accurate information.