Teradata Partners 2014: Analytics’ Coming Out Party?
Oct20

Teradata Partners 2014: Analytics’ Coming Out Party?

NASHVILLE:  Since 1992 — when Visionary Extraordinaire Steve Jobs was one of the 200 attendees — Teradata has been hosting an annual data-focused conference, but this year’s event marks the first time that the majority of the 4,000-plus attendees (up from last year’s 3,600 attendees) come from the business, and not IT professions. The company has made a lot of product, service  and partnership announcements leading up to...

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Teradata: The Fiddly Bits (& Bytes)

NASHVILLE: Big Data analytics and marketing applications specialist Teradata appears to be on a mission to single-handedly — with partners — make data-driven decision-making popular, as opposed to the very limited acceptance that now exists. In the last few weeks, and at this week’s Partner conference, it has been rolling out products, services and partnerships because today’s competitive battle field can be won or lost by...

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IBM Sells Microelectronics Unit/Assets to GlobalFoundries

IBM and GlobalFoundries announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which GlobalFoundries will acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, personnel and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics. GlobalFoundries will also become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for 22 nanometer (nm), 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next...

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Yet Another Proof Point for Network and Endpoint…

As I’ve mentioned many times in my blog, there is a lot of evidence suggesting a trend toward the amalgamation of endpoint and network security. Here’s another recent data point that supports this further. ESG recently published a new research report titled Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing. The report is based upon a survey of security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than...

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New Requirements for Enterprise Disk Backup

For a disk backup appliance to be deemed “enterprise” it had to be able to perform well and provide more capacity expansion than non-enterprise class appliances, while still being almost as cost effective as its mid-range brethren. But with the growth of virtualization, the explosion of unstructured data and the proliferation of big database applications, the game is changing. The future of disk backup appliances will require that...

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The Software-Defined Data Center With Nuage

The software-defined data center was all the rage at VMworld 2013, when NSX, VMware’s network virtualization platform, was announced. At VMworld 2014, the honeymoon of the NSX hype had worn off some, yet network virtualization is still a key growing and maturing technology. Nevertheless, it is still too immature for an all-out adoption at this point, in my opinion. I had an opportunity during the VMworld 2014 Tech Field Day Extra to...

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