Big Data Analytics & Discovery

IDC Research Report


IDC research on the state of the Big Data Analytics industry and the need for a Discovery platform yielded some key trends, challenges and opportunities.

  • Download the IDC Research Report, “Discovering the Value of a Data Discovery Platform”
  • Then leverage the Discovery Platform Assessment Tool which provides a methodology to evaluate your organization's Data Discovery/Big Data Analytics competency and receive a customized report with recommendations for improvement toward a more effective use of data discovery resources.

Teradata Aster Discovery PlatformOverview

Between now and 2020, the sheer volume of digital information is predicted to increase to 35 trillion gigabytes – much of it coming from new sources including blogs, social media, internet search, and sensor networks.

Teradata can help you manage this onslaught with big data analytics for structured big data within an integrated data warehouse– and now the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform can help you deal with the emerging big data that typically has unknown relationships where fast analytic iteration is required to unlock new insights. Together, these two powerful analytic platforms provide the two key systems for a unified data architecture for smarter, faster, decisions.

Why Teradata Aster?

Industry’s First Big Analytics & Discovery Platform
Teradata Aster helps customers design and implement unified innovative analytics to gain competitive advantage ...across the enterprise based on a solid, proven platform backed by experienced award-winning customer support.


Getting Started —
How can we help? 

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Hadoop Integration

Hadoop can play a critical role in a unified big data architecture. Teradata provides deep integration with Hadoop in several ways to best fit your needs.

Unified big data architecture & Hadoop
Companies are looking to capture, refine, and analyze all types of data available to them on customer interactions and business operations. Doing this requires a unified data architecture with best-of-breed components in the technology stack.

To extract value from this data, platforms which support MapReduce processing such as Apache Hadoop and Teradata Aster are growing in popularity based on their ability to quickly load and refine diverse multi-structured data and to provide new analytic techniques that aid in the discovery of new business insights. Here’s how they fit together.

Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance
Big data represents a huge business opportunity for organizations to innovate & gain operational efficiencies. However, most organizations struggle to manage & analyze big data due to issues involving data volumes, complexity and variety.

Aster-Hadoop Adaptor
Aster-Hadoop Adaptor consists of SQL-MapReduce functions that provide ultra-fast, two-way data loading between Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Aster Database.

SQL-H empowers business analysts to directly analyze vast amounts of Hadoop data without requiring programming skills or an understanding of how data is stored within the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFSTM).


Evolution of
Big Data Analytics

Experiences with Teradata Aster and Apache Hadoop

This study explores the evolution of big data analytics and its maturity within the enterprise. The initial focus was on the approaches and economics to using Teradata Aster Discovery Platform and Apache Hadoop within the same analytical architecture.

Big Data Analytics in Action

Teradata Aster helps customers design and implement innovative analytics to gain competitive advantage across the enterprise based on a proven platform backed by award-winning customer support.

Marc Parrish

Marc Parrish
Vice President of Customer Loyalty and Retention, Barnes and Noble

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Video: Cross-channel Analytics for Deeper Customer Insights
Video: Barnes and Noble Democratizes Analytics
Geoffrey Guerdat

Geoffrey Guerdat
Director of Data Engineering, Gilt Groupe

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Cardinal Health:
Improving Patient Services Through Analytic Innovations

Video: Cardinal Health is improving patient care through an optimized supply chain using analytic innovations with Teradata.


Related Resources

  • Podcast—Gaining Business Value from
    Big Data
  • Podcast—New Architectures Transform Data into Business Intelligence
  • Podcast—DMNews Interviews Manan Goel, Teradata to discuss the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform 5.10 launch
  • Whitepaper
    Harnessing the value of big data analytics
  • News Release
    Teradata Integrates Big Data Analytic Architecture
  • Demo
    Multi-channel Customer Attrition