It’s a question that came up in Ray Tacoma and Phil Francisco’s Q&A session at IOD and it’s a question I’ve answered at the IBM Netezza booth in the exhibition. Smart Consolidation demands an answer, just as every workload optimized platform in the Smart Consolidation portfolio needs to be
I’m pretty jazzed about what I do because analytics truly drives business – unlike most IT solutions, analytics helps increase the top line (revenue), not just reducing the bottom line (cost). But I was recently blown away as I read an article in the MIT Technology Review magazine entitled, The
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?
Statistical techniques such as predictive analytics help us make sense of ever-growing data. Analyzing signals – data streams created as events unfold –in-context of long historical records create insight to likely outcomes, and guide our decision-making. Let’s take a minute away from the hubbub
Last week brought the analytics industry yet another acquisition, this time Teradata buying Aster Data. As I read the coverage, several questions came immediately to mind that one might ponder if assessing the impact of the acquisition. It probably wasn’t customers, cash or revenue, as Aster didn
Think "data analytics" are too complicated for most people to wrap their heads around? Think again.
Alex Williams, editor of ReadWriteWeb, suggests that the consumerization of social technologies is beginning to result in a new generation of enterprise-level analytics tools and applications that
The NRF show in New York City is the nation's oldest trade conference, marking its 100th show in New York City in 2011. Companies have been selling to retail consumers for just about forever. But retail enterprises continue to be among the most innovative and forward-thinking businesses around.
MicroStrategy using Netezza and high-performance data analytics to help businesses make critical business decisions more quickly and with more confidence than ever before. Netezza powers Microstrategy's fast, easy-to-use business intelligence offerings. While we a were at the NRF Big Show this week
High-performance business analytics were the talk of the town at the IBM 2010 Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas last week.
This year’s event attracted over 9,000 attendees from all over the world. Each came to participate in a wide variety of activities, presentations, and educational
Suddenly, everybody seems to be talking about high-performance business analytics, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The power of high-performance analytics is no longer confined to a handful of people at the top of an organization or constrained by technical walls and roadblocks. Analytics
In a recent blog, Greg Rahn of Oracle responded to Phil’s “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin Compared” eBook; before commenting on an Oracle engineer’s views, I’ll restate the eBook’s larger themes.
Exadata connects Oracle’s RAC database, its architecture designed for online transaction processing
The "Intelligent Economy" is much more than a trendy buzz phrase or the name of a business school seminar.
It's the new reality for enterprises today.
The Intelligent Economy is about fundamentally changing the way we view our businesses and our customers, about inviting change when we decide
Two things before I begin:
I’ll begin this posting with a call for inputs. Below I will list a few of the most common Hadoop/Netezza co-existence deployment patterns we have seen to date. But I would like to hear from others. As you see the continuing deployment of Hadoop in the enterprise and
"I cannot imagine life without Netezza." – from a tweet by "noogle" (Twitter, 11 May 2010)
Late in May, members of my team and I were in Tokyo's ultra-bustling Shibuya district for a few days on our "worldwide whirlwind training tour" with the global field sales teams regarding the details of the
It’s a great honor after just two full years as a public company to be recognized in the Boston Globe Top 100 list. Making the list after a most difficult economic downturn is not only something that all of us at Netezza are proud of but it’s a testament to the tremendous support we receive from