Comparing Exadata and Netezza TwinFin

Uli Bethke Data Warehouse, Oracle

Comparison between Exadata and Netezza Twin Fin. Ok, it comes from Netezza and as such is biased, but still an interesting read. It is worthwhile to remember though that Exadata is designed for mixed workloads (OLTP and Analytics), which is a key differentiator to any of the other DW appliance vendors. Interesting posts by Curt Monash on this http://www.dbms2.com/2009/09/29/integration-oltp-data-warehousing-exadata-2/ http://www.dbms2.com/2010/01/22/oracle-database-hardware-strategy/ ...

BigQuery: Data Warehousing with Google?

Uli Bethke Data Warehouse, google

Google has added two new products to their Labs. The first one is BiqQuery, which according to Google allows users to query trillions of records in an SQL dialect via a RESTful web service. If they get their pricing right on this then I can see Google becoming a top player in the data warehousing as a service space. This ...

10 Reasons you really need predictive analytics

Uli Bethke analytic functions, Best Practice, Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse

SPSS have recently posted and article called "10 Reasons you really need predictive analytics". I thought it would be interesting to post the main points from this article to illustrate that not all predictive analytic projects involve Data Mining, but involve a number of different techniques and looking the the business data in a different way. Yes data mining can ...

Oracle Data Miner - New Resources

Uli Bethke Best Practice, Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse, Training

Over the past couple of weeks a couple of new web resources have appeared on Oracle Data Miner The first one is that Charlie Berger, the director of Oracle Data Mining Product Management, has started a blog specifically for Oracle Data Miner. Check it out, http://blogs.oracle.com/datamining/ If you are already using Oracle Data Miner or are interested in following its ...

Why Has Data Mining Struggled So Much?

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse, Oracle

Bill Inmon has recently posted an article on "Why has Data Mining struggled so much?" The article discusses 7 diferent reasons why data mining has struggled, as it has been around for a very long time. The main points are 1. We have been waiting a long time for it to become available in a usable way 2. Data mining ...