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Rethinking Hadoop for Modern Analytics

January 2020

Sponsored by Teradata

Since its initial rise in 2008, Hadoop and its yellow elephant logo have become ubiquitous in the data world and are largely synonymous with the concept and implementation of big data. Both terms—Hadoop and big data—have been so used and abused in marketing by vendors and consultants alike that their real meanings have been confused and obscured.

In the past year or two, Hadoop has fallen somewhat out of favor, experiencing a set of midlife crises: of identity, confidence, deployment, cloudiness, and data governance. This series of five ThoughtPoints, published from October 2019 to January 2002, explores Hadoop’s strengths and weaknesses, and what we should do about them as we enter a new decade when analytics has become a central aspect of digital transformation.

We conclude that Hadoop is not yet dead, but that in significant aspects of its current use, enterprises would be well advised to revisit relational technology as a foundation for improved data and systems management, and as a single access point for analytics distributed among multiple technologies and across a hybrid on-premises and cloud delivery environment. Teradata VantageTM with Advanced SQL is offered as a sound foundation for such an approach.

Download omnibus 5-article pdf.

 

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, ThoughtPoint|0 Comments

CortexDB Reinvents the Database – Full ThoughtPoint Series

August 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

CortexDB is the first example of a new class of information management tool that allows data and context to be managed with both independence and integration, a feature that is central to reuse of information for different business purposes.

Read all five ThoughtPoints in this series in this formatted pdf.

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, ThoughtPoint|0 Comments

CortexDB Drives Agile Digital Transformation

A ThoughtPoint by Dr Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting

July 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

A German version of this article is available at Informatik Aktuell.

As CortexDB transitions from customer-driven projects to a roadmap-based product development approach, it is well-positioned to occupy a leading position in the emerging Information Context Management System (ICMS) market and deliver key functionality in support of digital transformation.

ThoughtPoint 5 of a 5-part Series

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By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: ThoughtPoint|0 Comments

Distilling Deeper Truths from Dirty Data

A ThoughtPoint by Dr Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting

July 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

A German version of this article is available at Informatik Aktuell.

Dirty data is not the real problem. CortexDB reframes the challenge: figuring out the true meanings hidden in the grime created when data sources—from people to sensors—deliver low quality data. In the fourth article of this series, we explore data distillation.

ThoughtPoint 4 of a 5-part Series

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By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: ThoughtPoint|0 Comments

Managing Data on Behalf of Different Actors

A ThoughtPoint by Dr Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting

June 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

A German version of this article is available at Informatik Aktuell.

In a digital world, every piece of data serves multiple purposes for different people and organisations. In the third article of this series, we see how CoxtexDB addresses the new and difficult issues that arise when the same data has multiple owners.

ThoughtPoint 3 of a 5-part Series

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By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: ThoughtPoint|0 Comments

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