Teradata: Thinking Big with New Wave of Data Offerings

This week I am at the Teradata Partners 2015 conference in Anaheim, California and not only is there a lot of useful and interesting information being presented here, but Teradata has announced a slew of new products for managing and analyzing data.

The first new offering is Teradata Listener, which is designed to help organizations respond to the challenges presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) and streaming big data sources. Teradata Listener is intelligent, self-service software with real-time “listening” capabilities to follow multiple streams of sensor and IoT data wherever it exists globally, and then propagate the data into multiple platforms in an analytical ecosystem.

The world is full of connected devices generating a massive and constant stream of data. But less than 1 percent of this data is analyzed in any way. And all projections are that this trend will continue with more connected devices generating more data.

With Teradata Listener, “customers can now take full advantage of IoT data generated from nearly an unlimited number and type of devices. In addition, Teradata enables customers to combine IoT data with business operations and human behavioral data to maximize analytic value,” said Hermann Wimmer, co-president, Teradata.

Teradata Listener is now available in beta, and will be generally available globally in the first quarter of 2016.

But this was not the only announcement made by Teradata. The company also announced Teradata Aster Analytics on Hadoop, an integrated analytics solution featuring a set of more than 100 business-ready, distinctly different analytics techniques and seven vertical industry applications to run directly on Hadoop. This allows organizations to seamlessly address business problems with an integrated analytics solution.

The flexibility and simplicity of these capabilities enables everyday business analysts to perform as data scientists by tackling the organization’s most challenging problems. Teradata Aster Analytics on Hadoop allows users to combine machine learning, text, path, pattern, graph, and statistics within a single workflow. Teradata offers flexible Aster Analytics deployments that include the Teradata Big Analytics Appliance, Hadoop , the software only version, or in the Teradata Cloud.

Teradata Aster Analytics on Hadoop will be shipped globally in the second quarter of 2016.

Also announced was the release (on Monday, October 19, 2015) ofthe Teradata Integrated Big Data Platform 1800 is designed to support IoT capabilities. It enables customers to perform complex analytics at scale and is available at a cost-effective price of approximately $1,000 per terabyte of compressed data. The Teradata Database, running on the Teradata Integrated Big Data Platform, provides access to data in many formats, including XML, name-value pair, BSON (Binary JSON) and JSON from web applications, sensors, and Internet of Things-connected machines.

Next up from Teradata is the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse 6800, a data warehouse platform built to run the Teradata Database to its fullest capabilities including Teradata Virtual Storage and Teradata Active System Management. The massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture of the platform matches the parallel, shared nothing architecture of the Teradata Database.

The overall computational power of the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse is boosted by 25 percent with the latest technology from the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600v3 Family. It offers up to 15 percent faster in-memory processing with the latest DDR4 SDRAM cards with up to 1.5 terabytes of memory per cabinet. To support tactical queries that require sub-second access to frequently used data, the solid state drive (SSD) size is now four times larger and offers up to 128 terabytes of hot data space per cabinet.

The Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse 6800 and the Teradata Integrated Big Data Platform 1800 are now available worldwide.

The company not only provides the database technology and analytics solutions, but it also provides applications for marketing that bring together the data management, analytics and big data capabilities of Teradata’s solutions. Teradata announced global availability of the newest version of Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud, a powerful data hub comprising integrated solutions that are already helping more than one-third of the S&P Global 100 drive revenue and improve customer engagement through data-driven integrated marketing.

Teradata’s latest release helps marketers to individualize their marketing campaigns and connect one-to-one with customers by unifying customer-interaction data across paid, earned and owned channels, at scale.  Now, from campaign inception through every customer interaction and response, Teradata provides marketers the most agile and comprehensive integrated data-driven marketing platform available on the market.

I warned you up front that there were a lot of announcements!  The company also released new versions of its Teradata Unified Data Architecture™ (UDA), and the Teradata QueryGrid™: Teradata Database-to-Presto, which enables cross-platform SQL queries initiated from Apache® Hadoop™ or the Teradata Database. In addition, Teradata streamlines data exploration and analytics by integrating a Teradata Database, Teradata Aster Analytics, and Hadoop in a single Teradata® UDA Appliance.

The Teradata UDA Appliance is an enterprise-class appliance to enable a flexible combination of the Teradata Database, Teradata Aster Analytics, and Hadoop to meet customer workload requirements. All software is installed into one cabinet, providing the advantages of an analytic ecosystem in a smaller data center footprint. It is a fully configurable analytic ecosystem, which can be deployed as a Teradata Unified Data Architecture. The appliance can easily adapt to the customer’s requirements to promote data-driven decisions on large, fast-moving structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. It supports an open model for data acquisition and discovery, and integrates data from all parts of the organization, while matching a variety of workload requirements to the right data sets.

“Since Teradata introduced the UDA over three years ago, we have seen rapid adoption of this approach,” said Oliver Ratzesberger, president, Teradata Labs. “Our new products will further our customers’ ability to develop the most flexible, integrated, and powerful analytics platform in the world.”

Both the Teradata QueryGrid: Teradata Database-to-Presto software and the Teradata UDA Appliance will be available globally in the first quarter 2016.

Teradata also announced a new managed services business for Hadoop Data Lakes, as well as promoted announcements from partners including real-time processing to the Teradata UDA from SQLstream, a partnership with Stonebranch to automate the data supply chain beyond the warehouse, and a data analytics handbook developed by Celebrus and Teradata (which can be downloaded here http://www.celebrus.com/analytics-handbook).

So, all in all, there has been a lot of activity from Teradata that is well worth looking into if you have big data, analytics, data warehousing or marketing needs.

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About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a strategist, researcher, and consultant with nearly three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development.
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