Exciting Topics of 2012 Teradata Partners Conference
Oct 18 2012
If you are attending 2012 Teradata Partners Conference next week from October 20-25 and are still undecided on which sessions to attend, this is for you.
I will be attending the conference this year and with so many great sessions to choose from, it is at first overwhelming to decide on my schedule. However, as I researched further, the sessions by Teradata’s CTO, Stephen Brobst, stood out as the most interesting.
I realized his selection of topics to speak ranged from strategic analysis to some real burning current issues in enterprise data warehousing. For example, in his session “Four Trends in Business Intelligence that Cannot be Ignored,” he intended to touch upon massive sets of new and diverse data source coming into play as well as the analytical challenges of processing, storing and using it. Similarly, in his session, “The Future of Data Warehousing,” he will discuss the key trends in operational intelligence and analytics from the perspectives of data acquisition and delivery. These are certainly the core interest areas evolving within our clientele.
He also picked some topics that help us on the roadmap from current to future state. For example, his topics “Columnar Database Partitioning for High Performance” or “Managing and Exploiting Geospatial Data” or “Optimizing Your Big Data Ecosystem” fit well within this category.
Lastly, he selected some topics that address current burning issues or technologically complex/confusing topics. For example, “Workshop: Cost-Based Optimization -- Priority Submission” or “Multi-Temperature Data Warehouse Management” seemed quite potent in this category. The first session promises to touch upon the nuts and bolts of Teradata optimizer (which is really the heart of Teradata.) The second sheds light on heat of data based on the level of usage. I am a strong advocate of viewing data as an asset (read my perspectives on it in, “Garbage in the Lockers and Gold on Streets” or “Data Quality: Opinions and Impressions Matter the Most”.) However, data which is unreliable, outdated, or unused, quickly becomes more of a liability. In this topic, he intends to cover isolating the “hot” data away from the least used “cold” data.
In summary, Stephen’s topics seemed solid, focused and worth attending. I hope other attendees of the Teradata Partners 2012 conference too will consider attending Steven’s sessions this year.