Teradata Debuts In-Memory Technology for Big Data Deployments
Intelligent Memory is available for any of the current Teradata workload-specific platforms running the Teradata Database.Analytic data solutions specialist Teradata announced the launch of Intelligent Memory, a database technology that extends memory space beyond cache to help increase query performance and enable organizations to leverage in-memory technologies with big data. Intelligent Memory is available for any of the current Teradata workload-specific platforms running the Teradata Database. For organizations looking for departmental solutions, Integrated Data Warehouse or Active Data Warehouse, Teradata Intelligent Memory is designed to deliver the performance required to offer the required set of data analytics. Teradata Intelligent Memory is designed to integrate into the overall Unified Data Architecture strategy, which leverages Teradata, Teradata Aster, and open source Apache Hadoop. Data in Apache Hadoop that is frequently used can be accessed through Teradata SQL-H, and based on temperature of the data, moved to Intelligent Memory to take advantage of its computing capability. "The introduction of Teradata Intelligent Memory allows our customers to exploit the performance of memory within Teradata Platforms in a new way, and extends our leadership position as the best performing data warehouse technology at the most competitive price," Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs, said in a statement. "Teradata Intelligent Memory technology is built into the data warehouse and customers don’t have to buy a separate appliance.
"Additionally, Teradata enables its customers to configure the exact amount of in-memory capability needed for critical workloads. It can be difficult, expensive, and impractical to keep all data in memory, and Teradata’s unique approach means the right amount of memory can be applied to the right set of data for blinding performance–automatically."