Rethinking Data Warehouse Modernization – Charting Your Journey to a Next-gen Cloud Data Warehouse By Jeff Veis July 30, 2019 Data warehouse modernization. Sounds like a no-brainer. Move your Netezza, Teradata or Exadata data warehouse that likely runs on obsolete, proprietary hardware to a shiny new system that runs in the cloud, costs a fraction of what you were paying before and can be turned on and off like a light switch. Is it that easy? That simple? Let’s discuss… Data warehouse modernization projects come in many flavors. Some are straightforward database upgrades or tweaks to data models. Others are more ambitious such as redesigning your company’s primary data platform. Modernization may involve incorporating previously untapped features, such as vectorized processing, real-time columnar in-memory analytics, in-database algorithms or SPARK-based AI/ML analytics. Further, today’s next-gen cloud data warehouses deliver unprecedented economics due to their elastic, pay-as-you-go consumption model. Increasingly, modernization may include all of the above in order to address new data sources such as social, mobile and IoT data. You can read my full article here. Learn modernization best practices from industry experts and insiders If you are thinking about modernizing your enterprise data warehouse, watch our on-demand webinars featuring leading industry analysts and former executives from Teradata and Netezza. Rethinking data warehouse modernization, featuring James Curtis, Senior Analyst, 451 Research Rethinking Teradata Migration: 7 real-world secrets to success, featuring Raghu Chakravarthi, SVP of R&D at Actian (former Head of Big Data at Teradata) Top 7 tips for a successful migration from Netezza, featuring Paul Wolmering, VP of Sales Engineering at Actian (former Director of Tech Services at Netezza) About Jeff Veis Jeff Veis is SVP, Marketing at Actian. He is responsible for product, solution, partner, brand and digital marketing initiatives on a global basis. Jeff has over 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience at high-growth companies. He conceived and founded the Liberty Alliance Project creating a global standard for federated digital identity. Prior to Actian, he held senior level positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software’s Big Data Analytics and Information Management Group, SAP BusinessObjects, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, ActiveGrid and Booz-Allen. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.