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
There’s so much happening in the world of analytics, business intelligence, and data management that, as the CEO of one of the more exciting companies in this space, I find it impossible not to comment. You can expect to hear from me on a regular basis as I share my personal views on this rapidly
"Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research." – Raymond Queneau (1903-1976), French poet,
“The best vision is insight.” -- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), publisher of Forbes magazine, New Jersey state senator and adventure hobbyist.
A couple of big announcements from our friends at SAS today. For the industry at large, SAS’ commitment to in-database analytic processing is a confirmation of
Surf's up! Summer seems to finally have arrived in the Boston area and a number of vendors in the data warehousing and analytics space are hoping to catch a wave riding on a flurry of industry announcements. A few trends continue to build in the news:
Data sizes continue to grow alongside the