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Multi-Active Systems with New Unity Director/Loader 14.11

New Teradata Unity Director/Loader 14.11

We are pleased to announce the General Customer Availability (GCA) of Unity Director/Loader 14.11. With release 14.11, Unity Director/Loader now conforms to the Viewpoint 15.00 portlet requirements. Unity Director/Loader 14.11 has added support for TPT Update and Multi-Load as ETL portocols. With the addition of these two protocols, Unity Director/Loader now supports all of the TPT and Legacy Bulk Load protocols.

Working with Stored Procedures in Unity Director

Unity Director currently has a number of limitations regarding the use of stored procedures. These limitations are often misunderstood, and mistakenly lead to the assumption that stored procedures are not currently supported by Unity Director. This is not the case – while there are a number of considerations to be aware of, most stored procedures can be used with no issues.

Teradata Multi-System Manager 13.10 GCA

We are pleased to announce the GCA of Teradata Multi-System Manager 13.10, available January 23, 2011. This is our third major release of Teradata MSM.

Teradata Multi-System Manager is an application that provides a powerful and simple to use approach for monitoring, administration, and control of single- and multi-system environments. 

The Teradata Multi-System Manager product monitors and controls critical applications in both single- and multi-system Teradata environments. It is an event-driven solution that monitors operations, generates alerts, and pushes those mission-critical application alerts to operations staff, DBAs, and other subscribed EDW Operations staff. Teradata Multi-System Manager requires Teradata Viewpoint to support its portlet user interface.

Social Network Mining Application : A Revenue Agency Case Study

This paper describes the development of a scalable social network discovery algorithm and its deployment in a revenue agency. A revenue agency makes many risk assessments in the course of its operations. Registration of companies, individuals and other entities need to be checked to avoid fraudulent registrations or identity theft. Correct lodgement or filing of returns, correct reporting of income, expenses and other relevant data on the return and finally payment of any resulting liabilities all involve risk assessments and prioritization of work. Most current risk assessments are made on the basic of the particular entity history or current return details. These risk assessments do not exploit social, professional and organizational relationship. The application of social network mining extends the current risk models to take into account an entity's relationships to other entities.

Join the Service Focus Team

The Service Focus Team is a committee of the Partners User Group that works closely with Teradata on issues related to support services and other areas that fall beyond the scope of product enhancements. Members represent the concerns of Teradata customers by serving as catalysts for service improvements, providing ongoing feedback to Teradata and the Partners Steering Committee. And now we're looking for new members.

Learn From The Leaders

Are you struggling to unlock value from your data? What do the leaders know that you don't?

Learn from the Leaders is an engaging and easy to use interactive tool which provides you with valuable insights from some of the most successful executives across many industries. These executives share their stories and give advice based on their experiences in driving breakthrough business value by unlocking the value of data. Topics covered include the value of integrated data, the value of active data, driving business value and ROI, how to get started, why all platforms are not created equal, as well as a brief interactive survey which benchmarks your current and future business needs and provides insights on what platform is right for you.  In addition, upon completing the survey you will be able to download a whitepaper, Leapfrog the Competition:  The Five Essential Questions to Ask for Every Data Warehouse Investment, as well as downloading a customized report based on your survey inputs.
The Learn From The Leaders presentation package is available as a download for Windows and Mac OS.
Enterprise 2.0 and User Experience (UX)

There’s been a movement over the past few years termed Enterprise 2.0, which encourages enterprises to adopt Web 2.0 technologies throughout their web infrastructure, both in intranets and externally facing online properties. 1  I don’t think it’s explicitly stated under most definitions you see of Enterprise 2.0, because they tend to focus on content management systems or social/collaboration software (i.e.

Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration is a key part of modern software development. It is a methodology we have been using with some success at Teradata for products such as Viewpoint or TRM. The following presentation talks about why it is important, and gives you a set of rules to follow to succeed in building your software "better, faster, cheaper".

Icons or Not?

 One design issue that comes up whenever you have the good fortune of designing from scratch is whether or not to use icons. Icons offer some distinct advantages. Icons

  • Add color to the UI and help break the monotony of the gray and blue.
  • Provide impetus for creative thinking.
  • Facilitate internationalization.

There are also several pitfalls to using icons:

Efficiency or Effectiveness?

You have probably heard people talk about usability as making a user interface more efficient for the user. And what they usually mean by efficiency, in particular, is reducing the number of mouse clicks to complete a task. Efficiency carries great appeal for most engineers, including software developers. It certainly seems like a natural way to improve usability. Little wonder, then, that whenever there is a discussion among developers about user interface designs, the option with the fewest mouse clicks wins.


But maybe not if there is a usability specialist in the room!