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Teradata Highlights Business Opportunities of Big Data Analytics at O’Reilly Strata Conference

September 25, 2012 | London

Big data analytics strategy needs to take into account business requirements and integrate technologies like Hadoop into analytical ecosystems

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data solutions company, will present at the O’Reilly Strata Conference how organizations can benefit from a best-in-breed approach for their big data analytics strategy. Mikael Bisgaard-Bohr, vice president marketing and business development EMEA, Duncan Irving, practice lead oil and gas EMEA, and Duncan Ross, director data science EMEA, all from Teradata, will focus on different use cases of big data analytics and provide thought provoking insights on during the London event on 1-2 October.

“In order to succeed with their big data analytics strategy, organizations should focus firstly on the kind of insight that their business needs to drive innovation,” said Hermann Wimmer, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Teradata Corporation. “Over the past decades, Teradata has built an outstanding track record in implementing solutions that put data back at the heart of business.”
In his keynote “Big Data, Big Deal?,” Mikael Bisgaard-Bohr will outline why data has become such a hot topic in IT and business circles and why it is in fact a big deal. “The accelerating digitalization makes everything around us intelligent: Our appliances, cars, cities, roads and phones. The net result is that data from a large variety of new sources is emerging while the cost of data is rapidly dropping,” said Bisgaard-Bohr. “Big data analytics is indeed a big deal as it enables organisations to measure simply everything and change decision making from guessing to experimenting. As such it will fundamentally change the way that private as well as public organisations are managed, and how they will interact with their customers and stakeholders. In the end it is important to understand that big analytics is not merely about data, but about the resulting possibilities for the digital economy.”
Ross, and Dr. Edouard Servan-Schreiber, director for Solution Architecture at 10gen will provide guidance on how to add Hadoop to existing data warehouses environments in their presentation, “Hadoop and Beyond: Real World Architectures,” on the second conference day.
Irving will take a look into the near future of the oil and gas industry and the role of data volume and complexity. In his presentation “Big data is the new oil? Oil is the old big data,” he will explain how the industry is expected to change as it taps the power of big data analytics. “Oil and gas exploration has always generated more data than computers can assimilate, and now there is a growing need for high quality data to be assimilated in very short time frames,” stated Irving. “This example illustrates how a data analytical ecosystem integrates relational decision support with the world of data.”
Attendees of the O’Reilly Strata Conference will discuss the impact of big data, data science, and pervasive computing on industries including retail, entertainment, healthcare, and logistics. They will also have the opportunity to see how state-of-the-art analytical tools can be used to solve business challenges. At the Sponsors Pavillion, they can discuss data issues and business opportunities of big data analytics with Teradata experts.
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