Teradata announces new data warehousing platforms for enterprises

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Teradata announces new data warehousing platforms for enterprises

Teradata has announced a new family of enterprise data warehousing platforms that are based on the latest version of its database engine.

Expected to appeal to a range of customers from entry-level to active enterprise-level, the family includes three new platforms priced from $72,000 to $215,000 per terabyte.

The platforms feature improved energy efficiency, and are geared towards business intelligence and analytic applications. The platforms target enterprises looking to unify existing combinations of legacy and analytical architecture into the core enterprise data warehouse.

By standardising multiple hardware platforms and database combinations that may currently be used to meet the demands of compliance and privacy, security, human resources, and customer management, Teradata’s platforms are expected to deliver cost savings in training, application development, support, and IT infrastructure.

“Enterprise data warehousing drives the highest business value with the lowest overall total cost of ownership,” said Darryl McDonald, chief marketing officer of Teradata.

“Virtually without exception, every customer we talk to is implementing or has plans to implement an enterprise data warehouse.”

At the cheapest end of the new offering is the Teradata 550 SMP, which is a departmental data warehouse that has been developed to run a single application or support test and development workloads. The platform supports up to six terabytes of storage capacity, and operates on either Novell SUSE Linux or Windows.

The Teradata 2500 sits at the middle of the newly-announced range, and is priced at $134,000 per terabyte. The fully integrated, scalable platform sports dual-core Intel processors, enterprise-class storage, open Novell SUSE Linux 64-bit operating system, and the Teradata 12.0 database and utilities.

At the top end of the new range is the Teradata 5550, which is an active data warehouse-class platform that is said to provide three times the system performance of its predecessor.

All Teradata platforms currently are available directly from the vendor in Australia. Teradata’s partners, including business intelligence and ETL providers such as Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy, Informatica and SAS, are certified with the new platforms.
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