We'll start from the very beginning. It's a very good place to start...
Big data is all about Velocity, Variety and Volume, and the greatest of these is Variety. At least it causes the greatest misunderstanding.
Monty Python’s Mr Gumby was anatomically on the money when he exclaimed “my brain hurts”. Our brains and bodies communicate via long axons that run from gray matter through our spinal cords. Neural communication is two way – when we cut a finger or knock a shin messages charge across a network of
This year was my first IOD. I hope it won’t be the last because it was a really good conference. These big shows are always difficult, despite the mobile apps, the maps, the schedules, the signage and many helpful show guides. I still have difficulty getting to the sessions I want to see or being
A recurring question and point of debate in the realm of analytics is whether there exists any meaningful difference between data mining and statistics. (Text mining or text analytics is not addressed here, although this area of unstructured or semi-structured data analysis has certain
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?
I had the honor this week of speaking with Om Malik of GigaOm on stage at the Structure: Big Data event in New York City. This was a first of its kind event, bringing together an incredibly interesting group of entrepreneurs, enterprises, industry luminaries, investors and press to discuss the
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
It seems a lifetime ago now, but since this is my first post of the new year i will allow myself a little backward look to the best bit of Christmas: watching 3 family films on Christmas day (with family): Bartok the Magnificent, Cabaret & A Night in Casablanca.
You’re supposed to enter the
Technology is transforming the way we do business, but good business decisions never go out of style.
As they have for years, effective CIOs continue to balance risk against reward before investing IT budget to replace an older technology.
Most markets support one or two dominant vendors,
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
Netezza Vice President of Corporate Marketing Tim Young is blogging from Oracle OpenWorld today.
Oracle OpenWorld is an event we often look forward to with a bit of expectation. While Oracle and its Exadata are often viewed as one of Twinfin’s largest antagonists, we view Larry’s ability to super-
This morning, I’m posting from the floor of Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco – and no, this is not yet another blog about Mark Hurd teaming up with Larry Ellison. Rather, it seems pretty safe to assume that if you’re reading this today, you’ve already heard some bit of the
I’ve been learning more about Netezza’s spatial data capabilities. It’s been a fairly specialized option up to now, but with the next release of the TwinFin software, which majors on heavy -weight in-database analytics, spatial data processing becomes available to all our customers.
When I was
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