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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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tdp logo.pngDan Graham and Todd Papaioannou presented Teradata's directions in Cloud Computing to the analyst group. It is interesting to note that Todd recently joined Teradata from Greenplum where he was Chief Architect.

They defined Cloud Computing as: on-demand self-service, with broad network access, with resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service. It can be deployed as a private (behind your firewall), public or a combination. There is a penalty of around 20% to run complex workloads in a cloud environment.

td-ToddP.pngDan sketched the Teradata Agile Analytic Cloud for provisioning of user data marts, with the advantage of self-service, multi-tenant where the premium is on deployment time for that data mart. Use cases are: proof of concept, development, power-user sandbox, testing, and other short-term projects. To create new data marts, business users has several web portlets to define their requirements. The main advantage is the ability to join with data in the EDW in a managed environment.

In addition, Teradata is offering a cloud-like service that is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for demand-chain management in the retail industry. The pricing is based on the number of SKU within the database.

Posted October 20, 2009 7:21 PM
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