Teradata Database Delivers Real-Time Agility
Business analysts want to be able to load data without having to rely on IT. The new smart loader feature of Teradata Studio provides Teradata Data Lab users self-service capability to empower users to load data not already in the data warehouse. This feature creates tables that dynamically provide the freedom to experiment with analytics and explore the creative uses of data within the database, which ultimately transforms data into intelligence needed to propel the business. Analysts can load external data into their data lab for analysis in combination with production data, test new analytic theories and collaborate with other users. With Teradata Data Lab, innovative companies can rapidly test new theories that can lead to breakthrough ideas and results. To provide customers with flexible Teradata Database deployment options, the new Teradata Virtual Machine Edition 14 can be dynamically deployed on the current VMware ESXi private cloud infrastructure. The Teradata Virtual Machine Edition is delivered on a virtual symmetric multiprocessing system (SMP) with the Teradata Database installed. The Teradata Virtual Machine Edition offers the database administrator or developer a place to test new Teradata software releases, experiment with physical database design changes, or prototype applications. Teradata leverages the flexible and agile VMware private cloud environment to accelerate the development and test process by removing constraints on system deployment choices, thus increasing the chances for breakthrough business results. Once development and testing is completed, the verified changes or new application can be applied to the production Teradata Database environment running on a Teradata workload-specific platform. Available with customer service support, Teradata Virtual Machine Edition accommodates work with more than 2 terabytes of data. With minimal IT administrative personnel or procurement department involvement, a virtual system can be created in minutes. Teradata Virtual Machine Edition delivers a stand-alone SMP Teradata system through the VMware virtualization environment to provide additional test and development flexibility and efficiency, complementing the ability to use Teradata’s existing workload-specific platforms for more scalable and higher-performance test and development. “The desire for automated decision making and better business intelligence capabilities will drive enterprises to capture more data than what can be used,” said Neil Raden, CEO and principal analyst at Hired Brains. “These requirements put pressure on the database to manage more data and applications, thus driving enterprises to seek out innovative technology. Thinly stretched database administrators will seek out easy-to-use, self-administering databases, to reduce complexity and speed support to the frontlines of business.”Companies no longer have to deploy a separate system to take advantage of columnar performance, Teradata said. Teradata earlier introduced Teradata Columnar, which integrates column- and row-based tables. Unlike other relational database vendors, the columnar capability from Teradata allows users to mix and match column- and row-based physical storage within the data warehouse to meet the requirement of the applications, the company said.
These four new or enhanced capabilities are a part of a larger group of analytical innovations that Teradata recently brought to market in the areas of columnar, geospatial, hybrid storage, private cloud and temporal.