What to expect from Teradata Universe EMEA 2017 #TDUniv2017

It’s nice in Nice, we already know that…

But that’s probably not the central reason why data analytics company Teradata has chosen this southern French city as the location for its EMEA user, partner, developer, engineer, customer, press & analyst plus ‘other practitioner’ (delete as appropriate) gathering this year.

Teradata World? No, don’t be silly… this is Teradata Universe.


Staged at the very French Le Meridien hotel on the very English number #1 Promenade des Anglais, this event will set out to clarify and explain what the firm’s central technology proposition really means. 

The Teradata Unified Data Architecture (UDA) is a software ‘framework’ used to integrate and analyse all types of data across multiple systems.

The framework itself makes use of Teradata’s own-branded Aster Advanced Analytics, plus open source Apache Hadoop.

A suite of data warehouse appliances & analytics products

Other name-checks to listen out for include Teradata Viewpoint, Teradata Connectors and Teradata Vital Infrastructure and hardware i.e. the firm is essentially building out what it wants to be perceived as a complete suite of data warehouse appliances and Teradata Aster Advanced Analytics products.

A broad (er than some) speaker list includes partners, customers, keynoters, moderators and those dedicated to working in the innovation hub section of this event.

“Teradata Universe EMEA 2017 [features] a selection of valuable and inspirational sessions led by customers, special guests and Teradata experts. The sessions will focus on how data and analytics can unleash the potential to increase business value, sharpening the competitive edge. Attendees, will have the opportunity to explore, debate, view and test-drive new products, network as well as learn the new approach to achieving just the right combination of data and analytics to streamline organisational processes and drive positive business outcomes,” commented Hilke Fredheim, director, international marketing and field enablement, Teradata.

More data tools…

Other product sessions to look out for include those examining Teradata QueryGrid data orchestration software. QueryGrid gives users self-service access to data and analytic processing across different systems from within a single query.

The firm now has more than 2,600 customer installations, notably: 18 of the top 20 global commercial and savings banks, 19 of the top 20 telecommunications companies and all of the top six world airlines.

Will there be downtime? Of course… it’s nice in Nice, remember?