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Archive for May 2013

Data Quality and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Data Quality and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

TweetData Quality and the Second Law of Thermodynamics By Gian Di Loreto, Ph.D | Owner/Manager, Loreto Services and Technologies, LLC May 28, 2013 This morning I called to make an appointment with my doctor. The woman on the other end of the line was apologetic: she was working […]

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Just So Stories, DM-Style

Just So Stories, DM-Style

TweetJust So Stories, DM-Style By Michael Whitehead | CEO and Founder, WhereScape May 28, 2013 We in data management (DM) like to tell ourselves stories about the world in which we work. I call these “Just So Stories,” after the collection of origin stories by Rudyard Kipling. Some […]

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Data Integration Futures: the Data Warehouse Gets a Reprieve?

Data Integration Futures: the Data Warehouse Gets a Reprieve?

TweetData Integration Futures: the Data Warehouse Gets a Reprieve? By Stephen Swoyer | Distinguished Writer, Radiant Advisors May 28, 2013 Are the days of the data warehouse (DW) numbered? Not necessarily. Take it from Composite Software, which established its reputation as an early champion of data virtualization […]

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Data and the Law of Attraction

Data and the Law of Attraction

TweetData and the Law of Attraction By John O’Brien | Principal and CEO, Radiant Advisors May 28, 2013 From a data management (DM) perspective, one of the more interesting aspects of Hadoop’s impact on the world of enterprise data management (EDM) hasn’t really been about the “three […]

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Editor’s Pick: The ONE Thing

Editor's Pick: The ONE Thing

TweetThe ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results | Gary Keller and Jay Papasan May 28, 2013 By Lindy Ryan | Editor in Chief, Radiant Advisors If Jack Palance’s City Slickers character, Curly, didn’t quite drive home the message about “one thing,” Gary Keller and Jay […]

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New White Paper: Enabling Competitive Advantage with Modern Data Platforms

New White Paper: Enabling Competitive Advantage with Modern Data Platforms

TweetEnabling Competitive Advantage with Modern Data Platforms While understanding the term “big data” continues to vary, its underlying business value proposition is clear: the ability to affordably store all the data you can imagine,and work with it in ways never before possible. Big data has opened the door to […]

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Radiant Response: Teradata Sets a New Paradigm with Teradata Intelligent Memory™

Radiant Response: Teradata Sets a New Paradigm with Teradata Intelligent Memory™

TweetTeradata Sets a New Paradigm with Teradata Intelligent Memory™ May 10, 2013 The Teradata Intelligent Memory™ release is significant for data warehouse (DW) and business intelligence (BI) architects for several reasons: mainly it redefines the old “data temperature” paradigm to meet today’s BI and analytics workloads while […]

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Inside the Analytic Mindset: Creating the Data You Need

Inside the Analytic Mindset: Creating the Data You Need

TweetInside the Analytic Mindset: Creating the Data You Need John O’Brien | Principal and CEO, Radiant Advisors May 8, 2013 Reprinted with permission of 1105 Media, Inc.   There are many differences between a business intelligence (BI) mindset and a business analytics (BA) mindset. Business analytics focuses […]

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SPARK! Austin | ParAccel in the Spotlight

SPARK! Austin | ParAccel in the Spotlight

TweetSPARK! Austin | ParAccel in the Spotlight By Stephen Swoyer | Distinguished Writer, Radiant Advisors May 1, 2013 Austin, Texas–Until recently, ParAccel was best known as the enabling technology behind Amazon’s Redshift cloud data-warehouse (DW) service offering. Then, late last month, analytic database specialist Actian nabbed ParAccel […]

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SPARK! Austin | Data Integration Futures

SPARK! Austin | Data Integration Futures

TweetSPARK! Austin | Data Integration Futures By Stephen Swoyer | Distinguished Writer, Radiant Advisors April 30, 2013 Austin, Texas–It might surprise you to hear it, but Composite Software doesn’t believe that the days of the data warehouse (DW) are numbered. If this seems like a surprising disclosure, […]

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