Real-Time Big Data Analytics using Presto & BigMemory

This is a guest post by Cynthia Carpenter, Sr. Product Manager for Presto. The “need for speed” is changing the way organizations think and this is impacting their demand for data.  Today’s customers require more real-time insight into what is happening in their organization and why. For years, Presto has been a leader in broadening [...]


The Data Scientist: A Sexy Hybrid Role

Countless blogs and articles have proclaimed “data scientist” the hottest job title of the year. Indeed, Harvard Business Review called it the “sexiest job of the 21st century”. Hyperbole or not, it appears that this will not just be a one-year phenomenon. A 2011 paper from McKinsey Global Institute identified a significant talent gap through [...]


Enabling Adaptive Intelligence for our Customers

Innovation World (IW) 2013, our most well attended (and most fun) customer event, just wrapped up in San Francisco. The big announcement at the event was our new ‘Big Fast Data’ offering called – Adaptive Intelligence (AI). This offering combines our leading products BigMemory and Universal Messaging with our recent acquisitions – Apama and Presto, [...]


Fraudsters No Match for Adaptive Intelligence

In a recent conversation with one of my customers, we talked about how bad guys are an alarmingly creative bunch. Earlier this year, a fraud ring was uncovered where the alleged participants created a multilayered scam of fake businesses with credit card terminals and multiple false identities with histories deeming them creditworthy. The FBI believes [...]


Digital Natives, Leading the Digital Revolution

The public dialog is rich in references to “digital natives” and “digital immigrants.” In my family we have a couple of digitally native teenagers and – as a digital immigrant – I am constantly trying to improve from “tourist digital” to true digital fluency. But businesses, and indeed whole industries, are arrayed along a similar [...]


6 Reasons to Change your Data Perspective

Human behavior fascinates me. Especially into today’s workplace, where people are asked to do more with less, yet everyone is surprised when there are gaps in what gets delivered. The intersection between human behavior and technology is even more fascinating. Is there another area of life where so much of how things work stated absolutely, [...]


Real-time Actionable Intelligence in the Travel Industry

Travel industry deals with a constantly changing business environment where the products offered for sale, their pricing and the associated promotions change on a regular basis. In this environment, the ability to make informed decisions by using real-time insights can become a huge competitive advantage. The following three use cases highlight how real-time actionable intelligence [...]


How BigMemory Outperforms MongoDB

I’ve been asked a lot about the performance differences between Terracotta BigMemory and MongoDB, so I thought I would share the results of a head-to-head comparison between the two in which I was recently involved. The enterprise doing the comparison was a market research firm that had previously used SQL Server, and they were suffering [...]