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January 2016 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Sensor Data Improving Today's Healthcare [Published: 01-06-2016]
Kristin McInerney, industry consultant and registered nurse at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Kristin discusses the range of sensors that are being used in healthcare and life sciences to collect data and improve outcomes.

Strategic Planning: Identify Top Business Initiatives [Published: 01-06-2016]
Kevin Lewis, partner within the professional services group at Teradata where he is responsible for strategy and governance, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Kevin shares the strategic mistakes companies make when developing their data strategy.

Teradata Listener for Streaming Real-Time Data [Published: 01-06-2016]
Dan Graham, director of technical marketing at Teradata, is interviewed by Wayne Eckerson, founder of Eckerson Group, a research and consulting firm focused on business intelligence, big data and analytics. Dan talks about the recent announcement of Teradata Listener, its origin, speed and ease of use. Dan also describes the core use cases for this product.

Open Innovation Community: Immersive Analytics [Published: 01-07-2016]
Dr. Richard Hackathorn, founder of Bolder Technology, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data and analytics. Richard explains that at immersiveanalytics.com, companies can create a virtual data space, bring in a piece of their data warehouse and interact with procedurally generated objects that represent their data. He explains the potential business benefits of Immersive Analytics, an open innovation community.

Bringing Compute Power to the Data: Aster on Hadoop [Published: 01-08-2016]
John Thuma, director of Aster strategy and adoption at Teradata Aster, is interviewed by Wayne Eckerson of Eckerson Group, a research and consulting firm focused on business intelligence, big data and analytics. John talks about the recent announcement of Aster on Hadoop, and he explains the exciting benefits that provides for Aster customers.

World-Class Analytics in the Public Cloud [Published: 01-11-2016]
Brian Wood, director of cloud marketing at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Brian relates that the full version of the Teradata Database will be available on Amazon Web Services in the first quarter of 2016, thereby making the Teradata Database accessible to a broader range of potential customers. These companies will soon be able to use the Teradata Database on a pay-as-you go basis for analytics and enjoy the flexibility that the cloud offers.

Teradata in the Cloud: World-Class Analytics for Companies of all Sizes [Published: 01-11-2016]
Brian Wood, director of cloud marketing at Teradata, explains to Ron Powell, independent consultant and analyst, how the availability of the Teradata Database on Amazon Web Services opens the world of Teradata for advanced analytics to companies of all sizes.

Teradata Broadens Scope for Leveraging Presto [Published: 01-12-2016]
Mark Shainman, program director for Presto at Teradata, is interviewed by John Myers, managing research director for Enterprise Management Associates. Mark details Teradata’s increasing support of Presto, an open source SQL on Hadoop query engine.

Solving the Cost, Complexity and Compliance Risk Challenges of Managing Big Data with Teradata RainStor [Published: 01-13-2016]
JoAnne McDougald, product marketing manager for RainStor and Hadoop at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. RainStor, acquired by Teradata in late 2014, is Teradata’s answer for archiving. She provides a short history of RainStor and explains how it solves the cost, complexity and compliance risk challenges of managing big data.

The New IT Paradigm for the Digital Age [Published: 01-14-2016]
Jill Dyche, vice president of best practices at SAS, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Jill and Ron talk about IT’s role in the new era of innovation. Jill shares that IT departments differ greatly in the way they approach business strategy, and she expands on that in her latest book: The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age.

Hortonworks: Supporting Better Analytics in Hybrid Environments [Published: 01-15-2016]
Scott Gnau, chief technology officer with Hortonworks, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data and analytics. Scott discusses the working relationship between Hortonworks and Teradata. Scott also explains why Hortonworks is described as an open community and what that means for their customers.

Analyzing the Internet of Things [Published: 01-18-2016]
Bill Franks, chief analytics officer with Teradata, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent consultant and analyst specializing in big data and analytics. Bill provides an overview of the Internet of Things from an analytics perspective. He focuses on what companies need to do to prepare for the deluge of data from the Internet of Things so they can analyze and drive value from that data.

The Analytics Game Changer: Internet of Things [Published: 01-18-2016]
Bill Franks, chief analytics officer at Teradata, and Phil Bowermaster, independent consultant and analyst specializing in big data and analytics, discuss the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how IoT data is going to revolutionize the world of analytics.

Cloud Deployment on AWS Makes Teradata Accessible to Companies of All Sizes [Published: 01-20-2016]
Chris Twogood, vice president of product and services marketing with Teradata, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data and analytics. Chris explains that for the first time in history, the Teradata database can be deployed for production use cases on Amazon Web Services (AWS) where companies pay as they go and consume as needed, allowing any company of any size to take advantage of Teradata’s world-class database. The Internet of Things is also discussed, and Chris talks about Teradata’s work to make IoT data available for analysis. Chris concludes by discussing the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) appliance that simplifies the deployment of the UDA and makes it more performant.

Academia’s Response to Growing Demand for Analytics Professionals [Published: 01-21-2016]
Jeff Tanner, Dean of Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Jeff and Ron discuss how academia is responding to the growing demand for data scientists and business people with strong analytics skills.

Manufacturing, Healthcare and Financial Services: Increasing Analytic Efforts [Published: 01-22-2016]
Michael Upchurch, co-founder and chief operating officer of Fuzzy Logix, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Michael and Ron discuss the market sectors that are showing the greatest growth in the use of analytics. Michael indicates that in addition to financial services and retail sectors, both of which have had years of experience and success with analytics, the manufacturing and healthcare sectors are adopting analytics at an increasing rate and for some very unique use cases.

Cloud Adoption for Analytics Accelerating Rapidly [Published: 01-25-2016]
Marc Clark, director of cloud strategy and business development for Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. They focus their discussion on analytics in the cloud, and Marc explains the benefits customers enjoy as a result of cloud adoption.

Benefits of Marketing Attribution [Published: 01-26-2016]
Bill Rand and PK Kannan of University of Maryland Smith School of Business, where they are professors in the marketing department specializing in marketing attribution, are interviewed by Wayne Eckerson of Eckerson Group, a research and consulting firm focused on business intelligence and analytics. PK describes marketing attribution and what information it provides to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Bill talks about their work with big data and machine learning.

Big Data Analytics with Aster R [Published: 01-27-2016]
Diego Klabjan, Director of the Master of Science and Analytics Program at Northwestern University, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Diego discusses R programming strategies and the benefits of Aster R for big data analytics.

Data Discovery and Sandboxing in the Big Data Space [Published: 01-29-2016]
Robert Montemurro, senior partner for architecture consulting at Teradata, is interviewed by John Myers, managing research director for Enterprise Management Associates. Robert explains the difference between discovery and sandboxing, and he shares how these play a role in big data analytics.