TDWI Hot Topics

Dive into the hottest topics in BI and data warehousing. Our experts separate hype from fact as they provide insight into the latest tools, technologies, and techniques for solving the most pressing BI and DW challenges.


TDWI Hot Topic // Teradata's Ambitions Soar with Teradata Cloud

October 21, 2013

A closer look at the company’s latest push into the cloud.


TDWI Hot Topic // Busting Common Hadoop Myths

June 19, 2013

For several years, TDWI’s Philip Russom has been battling Hadoop-related myths and misconceptions. Some are especially hard to bust. Call them “zombie” myth-conceptions: the ones that refuse to die.


TDWI Hot Topic // In-Memory versus Optimizing for Memory Usage

May 31, 2013

Classic in-memory databases are constrained by several factors, not the least of which is the amount of available physical memory. Enter the memory-optimized database, one example of which comes by way of Teradata’s new Intelligent Memory option.


Big Data and the Data Warehouse: A Question of Adjustment

TDWI Hot Topic // Big Data and the Data Warehouse: A Question of Adjustment

April 23, 2013

Retooling for the era of big data isn’t a question of starting from scratch. It doesn’t require radically reinventing the data warehouse (DW). Philip Russom, director of data management for TDWI Research, says that what’s needed are “adjustments” to how the DW is structured and managed.


TDWI Hot Topic // The Changing Role of the Data Scientist

April 17, 2013

Because data scientific expertise is so rare, vendors will focus on automating as much of the analytic process as is possible. A market for data scientific services will likely flourish, too.


TDWI Hot Topic // Making Predictive Analytics Workable

April 8, 2013

With all of the talk about the breathtaking promise of predictive analytics, it’s easy to lose sight of an inconvenient truth: predictive analytics is hard.


TDWI Hot Topic // Investigative Computing: The New Frontier in Business Intelligence

April 8, 2013

Today, the practice of “embedding” BI into operational processes yields results that are less analytic than reportorial. The New Model—“investigative computing”—will fundamentally change this.


TDWI Hot Topic // Reading the Tea Leaves: BI Architectures of the Future

April 2, 2013

To respond to a changing data environment, BI architectures must change. The role and primacy of the data warehouse will change, too. But will it go away?


TDWI Hot Topic // Using Hadoop to Turbocharge ETL the Smart Way

April 1, 2013

With the scarcity of Hadoop expertise available, how can enterprises take advantage of the technology?