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Challenge: SAS procedures took as long as days at Catalina Marketing, which says its petabyte-scale customer loyalty database is the largest in the world.
Old System: Home-grown parallel processing platform
New System: Netezza
Capacity: 2.5 petabytes in multiple databases
Deployed: 2003 with multiple upgrades since first deployment
Notes: Adopted SAS Scoring Accelerator for Netezza in early 2010
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.