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November 2013 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Predictive Models: A Marketer's Dilemma [Published: 11-05-2013]
Selection of the appropriate analytics model is key to effective marketing campaigns. This article explains why and provides tips for model selection.

Trends in Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Analytics [Published: 11-06-2013]
Justin Honaman, Industry Consulting Partner in the Consumer Goods Group at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talks about the trends in the consumer goods space and explains how they are following retail trends. He also talks about collaboration between consumer goods organizations and retailers.

Teradata Managed Services and the Cloud [Published: 11-06-2013]
Ashar Naseer, Partner for Managed Services at Teradata, shares with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, what the market is asking for in terms of managed services. He also explains how Teradata's Managed Services takes Teradata's cloud services to the next level.

QuantiSense: Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Retailers [Published: 11-06-2013]
In this conversation with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, Jeff Buck, CEO of QuantiSense, provides his definition of analytics, discusses the biggest challenges facing today’s retailers and describes how they work with Teradata. He also shares how Quantisense’s business intelligence and analytics solutions help retailers understand and act on outliers.

Role of Analytics Growing Exponentially in Media and Entertainment Industry [Published: 11-06-2013]
Colleen Quinn, Program Director for Media and Entertainment at Teradata, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talk about the role of analytics in the dynamic media and entertainment industry. They also discuss how this industry is impacted by big data.

Extreme Value: The Confluence of Analytic Knowledge and Business Acumen [Published: 11-06-2013]
Michael O’Connell, TIBCO’s Chief Data Scientist, and Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, talk about Michael’s role in creating extreme value for their customers through the confluence of analytic knowledge and business acumen to grow revenue, improve productivity or manage risk.

Applying Big Data to Operational Decision Making [Published: 11-06-2013]
James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, and Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, talk about how operational analytics has changed because of big data. James provides tips to help organizations effectively tackle their big data analytics efforts.

The Benefits of Being Certified in Teradata Technology [Published: 11-06-2013]
Matt Scicchitano, Certification Program Manager at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the Teradata Certification Program for individuals within Teradata, their partners, their customers and students. Matt explains the benefits of being certified in Teradata technology.

Scaling Analytics with Teradata and Revolution [Published: 11-06-2013]
George Mathew, President and COO of Alteryx, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the exciting and evolving analytics market. George provides the details about their major announcements regarding Teradata and Revolution Analytics.

Teradata Analytics for SAP [Published: 11-06-2013]
Patrick Teunissen, Engineering Director at Teradata Analytics for SAP, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about how the complexities of SAP are addressed with Teradata Analytics for SAP. Patrick also explains how Teradata works with SAP users so their business intelligence efforts can be successful.

Talend Integration for Data Warehouse as a Service and Hadoop [Published: 11-06-2013]
Yves de Montcheuil, Vice President of Marketing at Talend, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, Talend's partnership with Teradata for Data Warehouse as a Service. Yves also talks about integration for Hadoop implementations.

TCOD - Total Cost of Data [Published: 11-06-2013]
Richard Winter, President of WinterCorp, shares details with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the new metric he invented: TCOD, the total cost of data. Richard also talks about ways that this TCOD metric can be put to use in choosing the best platform for a big data project.

Gaining Business Value from Big Data [Published: 11-06-2013]
Dave Schrader, Teradata’s Director of Marketing, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about what you can do to gain business value from big data. Dave also explains Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture and provides examples of what Teradata customers are doing with big data.

Teradata Unity Portfolio [Published: 11-06-2013]
Imad Birouty, Product Marketing Manager at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about Teradata Unity, a portfolio of products to take a multi-system Teradata environment and bring it together to act as a single Teradata system. Imad also explains how their customers are using it.

Enterprise-Class Cloud System from Teradata [Published: 11-06-2013]
Paul Barsch, Marketing Director for Teradata Products and Services, describes to Ron Powell, consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, the extensive cloud services that Teradata now provides.

Cybersecurity Risks and Prevention [Published: 11-06-2013]
Sam Harris, Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about discusses what is driving the recent increased focus on cybersecurity. Sam talks about how cyber defense has evolved, particularly because of big data.

Big Data Implementation vs. Data Warehousing [Published: 11-07-2013]
Bill Inmon reviews the differences between data warehouses and big data solutions.

The Evolving Data Architecture for Big Data Success [Published: 11-07-2013]
In these days of big data, data without discovery is useless. This article looks at why we have to rethink enterprise data management while upgrading existing programs and governance models to account for big data.

Complex Analytics and Data Warehousing [Published: 11-07-2013]
Dan Higgins, Director at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the unique characteristics of Teradata customers. He explains that because of the flexibility and ease of use of the Teradata platform, Teradata customers can do things with data that others cannot and thus gain true business value from their data.

Complexity Issues and Solutions for Data Warehousing [Published: 11-07-2013]
Dan Higgins, Director at Teradata Labs, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talk about why Teradata customers, who may have other technologies in place, use Teradata for their data warehousing.

High-Performance Analytics with Big Data [Published: 11-08-2013]
Partha Sen, CEO of Fuzzy Logix, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, discuss how in-database analytics allows organizations to efficiently mine very large volumes of data to gain insights.

Big Data in Government [Published: 11-08-2013]
David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about big data in government. David describes the business drivers, use cases and best practices.

Model-Driven Data Warehousing [Published: 11-08-2013]
Gertjan Vlug, CEO of BIReady, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, discusses their model-driven tool for automating the building of data warehouses. Gertjan also explains how they work with Teradata customers, both existing Teradata customers as well as new customers.

Accelerated Data Loading for Teradata UDA [Published: 11-08-2013]
Itamar Ankorion, Vice President of Business Development for Attunity, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, explains the time and performance bottlenecks that organizations face. Itamar explains how Attunity solutions solve those problems, and discusses their partnership with Teradata and how they work with Teradata UDA.

Rapidly Building a Teradata Data Warehouse with WhereScape [Published: 11-08-2013]
Su Rayburn, Director of BI Services, and Melissa Bowen, Lead Strategy Analyst, from Delta Community Credit Union explain to William McKnight, of McKnight Consulting Group, about their success in building a Teradata data warehouse with WhereScape.

Data Warehouse Automation [Published: 11-08-2013]
Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant and BeyeNETWORK expert, talks with Michael Whitehead, Founder and CEO of WhereScape, about the benefits of the data warehouse automation software that WhereScape provides. Judd Watts, Global Alliance Manager for Teradata, shares why WhereScape is a perfect fit for Teradata.

Migrating from Netezza to Teradata [Published: 11-08-2013]
Mark Shainman, Director of Migration Programs at Teradata, talks with Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, about the recently re-launched Netezza Trade-Up Program that provides financial incentives as well as a methodology and tools to rapidly migrate existing Neteeza customers from their platform to Teradata. Mark also explains the benefits of moving to Teradata.

Cybersecurity: Move Beyond the Buzzwords with Novetta [Published: 11-08-2013]
Peter Lamontagne, CEO of Novetta Solutions, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about Novetta's advanced cyber analytics offering that assists network hunters in identifying cyber threats. Peter explains why it maps to the Teradata platform so effectively.

JSON Support for the Data Warehouse [Published: 11-08-2013]
Dan Graham, General Manager of Enterprise Systems at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about how and why JSON data is used in data warehouses and provides examples. Dan explains this data can be processed and analyzed in ways that were not possible before to gain business value.

Choosing the Best Platform for Big Data Projects: A Spotlight Q&A with Richard Winter [Published: 11-11-2013]
Richard Winter, President of WinterCorp, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the TCOD – total cost of data – metric that he developed. Richard shares examples of how this metric allows organizations to match each application to the platform that provides the best economics.

Multidimensional Profitability Engines for Evaluating Business Performance [Published: 11-11-2013]
Jurek Sagan, Chief Executive Officer of BI4Real, talks with Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, about BI4Real and the solutions they provide that allow companies to analyze profitability, focusing on integrating financial information, commercial and financial data for evaluating business performance. Jurek also explains how BI4Real works with Teradata.

Three Keys to Unlocking Big Data and Analytics [Published: 11-11-2013]
John O’Brien, Principal and Founder of Radiant Advisors, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, discuss the big shifts in big data analytics and the challenges presented by big data.

Embracing the New Normal of Big Data [Published: 11-12-2013]
Stephen Harris, Principal at Capgemini, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about their business-centric and simplistic approach to big data and the digital ecosystem. He explains how Capgemini customers get value from big data in a way that delivers more value to the business so that they can make critical and timely business decisions.

Measuring KPIs is Passé [Published: 11-14-2013]
Saurabh Jain explains why business intelligence and analytics initiatives need to evolve in order to achieve better business performance.

Self-Service Analytics with Teradata OLAP Connector [Published: 11-14-2013]
Sam Tawfik, Marketing Manager at Teradata, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the Teradata OLAP Connector, which offers a new way for business users to access data without having to extract and store the data in their BI tool.

Teradata Intelligent Memory [Published: 11-14-2013]
Alan Greenspan, Product Marketing Manager for Teradata, and Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, discuss Teradata Intelligent Memory, a feature of Teradata 14.10. Alan explains the new innovative way to take advantage of memory that provides the benefits of an in-memory processing database without all the expense and without the tradeoffs of an in-memory database.

Driving Efficiencies for Government [Published: 11-14-2013]
Bobby Caudill, Program Director for Government at Teradata, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, discuss how Teradata works to help governments drive efficiencies. Bobby also talks about Teradata’s cybersecurity for governments.

Unified Data Architecture Hadoop Strategy [Published: 11-14-2013]
Cesar Rojas, Marketing Director at Teradata, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talk about Teradata's Hadoop strategy and the role of the technology within the Unified Data Architecture.

The Data-Driven Marketing Approach [Published: 11-14-2013]
Bill Rand, Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, explains how and why he moved from being a computer scientist to a professor of marketing. He explains the relationship between computer science information systems and marketing. Also, Bill describes on the data-driven marketing approach and its benefits.

Transportation Trends and Deployment [Published: 11-14-2013]
Hani Mahmassani, Patterson Chaired Professor in Transportation and Director of the Transportation Center at Northwestern University, and Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, discuss the trends that are driving travel and transportation changes and the growth of planned and unplanned data resources.

Business Intelligence Education and the Public Sector [Published: 11-19-2013]
In this article, Dr. Barquin emphasizes the importance of properly trained BI professionals, especially in government agencies. He describes a program for addressing the basic needs of a new practitioner.

Beginning Prescriptive Analytics with Optimization Modeling [Published: 11-19-2013]
In this article, Jen Underwood explains that prescriptive analytics provides the best outcomes for modeled situations based on optimization. She shares a simple optimization example using mathematical programming techniques and provides advice for developing an optimization model.

Government Big Data Drivers and Best Practices: A Spotlight Q&A with David Loshin [Published: 11-20-2013]
David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about the big data challenges facing today's government agencies.

Analytics, Hype and the Limits of Reasonability [Published: 11-21-2013]
David Loshin explains why a comprehensive analytics program requires a well-organized data management program and integration across the various lines of business.

Big Data in the Operational World Requires a Different Mind-Set: A Spotlight Q&A with James Taylor [Published: 11-25-2013]
In this interview by Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, talks about how big data has changed operational analytics.