Analyze This, That & Everything In Between
Oct22

Analyze This, That & Everything In Between

NASHVILLE: The 23rd edition of Teradata’s annual customer conference, Partners 2014, appears to coincide with a major change in how business analytics is being perceived. For the first time the majority of the 4,000-plus attendees came from the business, and not IT professions. To paraphrase, ‘analytics is too important to be left to the techies’. “The world is becoming increasingly digital,” said Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman, in a...

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What Is Copy Data?

Copy Data is the term used to describe the copies of primary data made for data protection, testing, archives, eDiscovery and analytics. The typical focus of copy data is data protection to recover data when something goes wrong. The problem is that each type of recovery requires a different copy of data. Recovery from corruption requires snapshots. Recovery from server failure requires disk backup. Protection from disk backup...

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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’s Enterprise 2014: Major Technology Shifts Ahead

For the past five years, IBM’s Systems and Technology Group (STG) has sponsored an annual customer-oriented strategy sharing/product review/hands-on training conference called IBM Enterprise. Of the dozen or so events that I attend every year, this is by far my favorite because it succinctly describes IBM systems strategies, provides tons of case study/customer testimonials and provides several venues in which to interact with and...

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