Countering fraud in a big data world

March 6, 2014
Just like the great train robberies of the wild west, criminals today go where the money is: online fraud. Unfortunately, fraud has become an ever more lucrative, and increasingly difficult to track, criminal enterprise. The same technologies, from cloud to mobile to big data and analytics, that have transformed our professional and personal lives can also act as a digital smokescreen for would be criminals. Join the upcoming #BigDataMgmt Twitter chat with IBM's Bob Griffin and IDC's Mike Versace this Wednesday, March 12 at 12 noon EST & 5 p.m. GMT. Read More

You cannot forget what you cannot remember

December 11, 2013
In order to forget something, first you need to remember it. That simple premise will cause organizations a great deal of pain as consumer privacy legislation takes effect.    Read More

Workload Management for Growing Data

September 9, 2013
The sheer amount of data your business deals with continues to grow. And you have to make sure that data is handled properly through a solid data governance program to keep it clean, accurate and accessible to the right people. Read More

Monetizing Your Big Data: A Grand Dream, A Constrained Reality

June 13, 2013
Everybody these days wants to monetize their big data—and why not? You know that on some level your data is valuable. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t be investing so much in the acquisition and analysis of it all. Read More

Graph-o-mania: The Flowering of a New Visual Paradigm in Business Analytics

February 14, 2013
Graph analysis is all the rage these days, and not just among data scientists. It's not a new discipline, but, to the larger business and consumer public over the past few years, it has seemingly come out of nowhere. Read More

4 Kinds of Exercise for Healthy Data

September 5, 2012
We are often told of the importance of exercise to overall health. Stretching, cardio and strengthening exercises each contributes to maintaining a fit physique. Read More

Healthy Data: A Diet of Thoughtful Consumption

July 13, 2012
There are many similarities between data and food. Food fuels our bodies, data fuels our IT systems – especially our analytical systems.  Eating right is a key enabler to our health. Consuming the right amounts of the right data can be a key enabler for insightful analytics.  So just as we try to be thoughtful in our eating habits (with, of course, the occasional exception), we should also be thoughtful in our data consumption. Read More

Sipping from the Firehose: Advanced Analytics holds the key to insight for CMOs

May 3, 2011
CMOs today are inundated with massive quantities of data from external data providers and internal systems. Yet the still strive to find elusive answers to these questions: What new product can we introduce that will address new highly profitable emerging markets we’d like to enter? If we make this competitive maneuver, what are the most likely moves our competitors will make and how will that impact the entire market? The economy is collapsing in our highest profit region, what are the best actions to take now to backfill for that profit? What are the right messages to convey in our advertising that will positively impact the customer experience? How can we maximize our overall marketing budget and resources while simultaneously increasing revenue growth and customer loyalty? What are the right social networks to tap into to leverage and extend our reach? Read More

Netezza and Friends at MicroStrategy World 2011 Las Vegas #MSTRWorld

January 25, 2011
Netezza's globetrotting reporter Karina Bernier is in Las Vegas for MicroStrategy World 2011, where the buzz is about retail high-performance analytics (powered by Netezza TwinFin appliances of course). Check out Karina's interviews with Vipul Patel of Michaels Stores, Wei Zheng of Informatica, Al McKee of Pacific Sunwear and Anthony Dean of MicroStrategy at Netezza's YouTube channel at NetezzaCorp. Read More

Interview with Ted Westerheide, Chief Architect of Aginity, a Netezza Partner, at #NRF11

January 10, 2011
Netezza's Karina Bernier talked with Ted Westerheide of Aginity at NRF's Big Show in New York City on Monday what Aginity offers its customers. Aginity, a Netezza partner, builds data production factories that make companies smarter, more responsive and more profitable. Aginity uses the power and simplicity of Netezza to create data-centric products and services that diagnose problems, provide guidance, and recommend actions.   Read More