In a recent study, health researchers at the University of Michigan have found that eating a single hot dog could take 36 minutes off your life.

Although it is a tough call, having your team use Teradata Studio as the primary query tool could be a better choice; however, a hot dog might leave a better taste in your user’s mouths.

The most significant paradigm change we have seen in the computer industry is cloud computing. Data analytics is the lifeblood of a corporation’s beating heart, and the cloud produces evermore inexpensive ways to store data across dozens of competing databases.

Because data is available everywhere, companies must store data on various databases, in Excel, Microsoft Access, inexpensive flat files, and on buckets in AWS S3, Azure Blob, and Google Cloud Storage.

Everything I mention above is self-evident, so access to all data is the greatest weapon you can arm your employees with right now. Teradata Studio has about as much chance as a hot dog to access any data, anytime, anywhere. One reason companies choose Teradata Studio over a hot dog is that a hot dog costs $2.00. Perhaps that is the biggest reason Teradata Studio is free.

Although everyone might not need to do everything today, a tool for everyone needs to query all systems, join data across all systems, and move data seamlessly. Paramount is joining with Excel and Access, backup and restoring to flat files, with an ability to pivot data, run Python, R, and Perl scripts, share reports with peers, and run analytics on answer sets.

Everyone knows that the biggest problem with competing databases is getting them to communicate with each other. Still, I have mastered that issue with my Nexus Chameleon client and Nexus Server software.

We are at the forefront of migrating every database to every database with the click of a button. We are about to reach the summit where users can join tables across every system in their enterprise. Nexus automatically builds the SQL and joins views, flat files, Salesforce, Excel, and Access.

Two major insurance companies are using the Nexus to migrate data from Netezza, Teradata, Oracle, and SQL Server to Yellowbrick, Redshift, and Snowflake. They also require the ability to move from Yellowbrick, Redshift, and Snowflake back to Netezza, Teradata, Oracle, and SQL Server and join and integrate data from all of the above systems seamlessly.

Another significant semiconductor company uses the Nexus and Nexus Server to run complex SQL on their Teradata system, producing an answer set of over 500,000 rows, which Nexus automatically saves as a table on MySQL, where their financial teams run analytics for pricing.

Let me give you advice that cannot possibly fail. First, prepare your company to have dozens, if not hundreds, of places to store data on a wide variety of clouds, databases, flat files, Excel spreadsheets, and more. But unite your company with only three software packages. Let Nexus be the base software, so everyone can query, join, move, and migrate data no matter where it sits, and then use a couple of excellent BI tools such as Tableau and Microsoft BI.

Now, no matter what industry or data curve balls come your way, everyone has the tools to access any data, anytime, anywhere!