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November 2014 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Advanced Analytics in the Consumer Goods Industry [Published: 11-07-2014]
Justin Honaman, managing partner for consumer goods for North American industry consulting at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Ron and Justin discuss the why advanced analytics has become a priority for today’s consumer goods companies. Justin also talks about how consumer goods companies interact more directly with their consumers and why these companies now want to be data driven. He explains how the most successful CPG companies are the ones prioritizing data and information.

Why You Need a Data Strategy [Published: 11-10-2014]
Debbi Young, senior manager for professional services with Teradata, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data, business intelligence and analytics. Debbi and Phil discuss the importance of having a data strategy. Because data is critical to every decision that is made, it is necessary to know how to leverage data. Debbi also reviews common data strategy mistakes.

Improving the Value of Analytics within the Enterprise [Published: 11-11-2014]
Michael Upchurch, COO of Fuzzy Logix, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant working with big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Michael and Ron talk about big data analytics and how companies can reap the benefits of an analytics implementation.

Big Data Trends and Data Scientist Training [Published: 11-11-2014]
Dave Schrader, recently retired from Teradata and member of the Teradata University board of advisors, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused big data, BI and data warehousing. Ron and Dave talk about Dave’s role at Teradata University, consumer data warehouses, big data trends and data scientists.

Data Warehouse Evolution in the Age of Big Data: A Q&A with Brian Wood of SAP [Published: 11-12-2014]
SAP Article: The evolution of the data warehouse to accommodate big data is explained by Brian Wood in this interview with Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant.

Customer Strategy: Driving Big Profits from Big Data [Published: 11-16-2014]
Jeff Tanner, professor at the Hankamer School of Business and director of the Baylor’s Innovative Business Collaboratory, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Jeff explains the Innovative Business Collaboratory that matches research opportunities for businesses with faculty and students, with the goal of solving real business problems. Jeff’s is the author of Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data, a book based on his research. In this podcast, he describes what his research revealed regarding effective customer strategies.

Big Data Strategies: A Q&A with Jeff Tanner of Baylor University [Published: 11-16-2014]
Jeff Tanner, professor at the Hankamer School of Business and director of Baylor’s Innovative Business Collaboratory, provides insight into the research of their students and faculty provides businesses with real value. He also describes why successful analytics must begin with a well-defined strategy.

Analyzing Complex Data with Topological Data Analysis [Published: 11-25-2014]
Andrew Bowles, vice president of business development for Ayasdi, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing. Andrew talks about their recently announced strategic alliance with Teradata. He also explains topological data analysis (TDA), why it is relevant to big data, how it differs from machine learning and how Ayasdi works with some of the largest datasets imaginable.

Information Builders Teradata Relationship [Published: 11-25-2014]
Adam Cohen, director of partner enablement for Information Builders, and Eric Greisdorf, chief architect for partner solutions at Information Builders, are interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Adam and Eric describe their working relationship with Teradata and Information Builders business analytics, integration, ETL and data quality software. They also discuss the value they bring to big data and Hadoop solutions by transforming machine-generated data to business information that informs decision making across an organization.

Informatica Teradata Partnership and Big Data Impact [Published: 11-25-2014]
Don Tirsell, vice president of worldwide technical alliances for Informatica, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focusing on big data, data warehousing and business intelligence. Don and Ron discuss the longstanding Informatica/Teradata partnership and how Informatica works with Teradata, particularly in the areas of Hadoop and big data. Don also explains Informatica’s important role of preparing data for the analysis process.

WhereScape Drives Data Warehousing Success [Published: 11-25-2014]
Michael Whitehead, co-founder and CEO of WhereScape, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Ron and Michael look at WhereScape’s dramatic growth and the reasons for that growth. Michael explains the benefits WhereScape brings to customers with new data warehouses as well as in maintaining existing data warehouses. Michael also shares a customer story of a joint Teradata/WhereScape customer that illustrates those benefits.

In-Database Analytics with Revolution R Enterprise [Published: 11-25-2014]
Bill Jacobs, vice president of product marketing for Revolution Analytics, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Bill explains R and why it’s significant for Teradata customers. He also tells about what Revolution Analytics has developed for big data and in-database analytics.

Boulder BI Brain Trust [Published: 11-26-2014]
Claudia Imhoff, president of Intelligent Solutions and founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT), is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence. Claudia explains the origins of the BBBT and describes how the vendors brief the BBBT analysts on their products and capabilities. She notes that during the vendor briefings, the analysts question the vendors and often provide product and marketing advice.

Moving from Business Intelligence to an Intelligent Business [Published: 11-26-2014]
Rob Armstrong, director of Customer Briefing Team -- a team that helps Teradata customers get value from their data, is interviewed by Lyndsay Wise, industry analyst and president of WiseAnalytics. Lyndsay and Rob discuss the characteristics of an intelligent business. Using customer examples, he explains the importance of being predictive by knowing what causes the turbulence in your business and how to get around that.