Cloud Computing & SaaS

Teradata Scales Cloud Options for Customers with Azure Deployment

Teradata software provides best-in-class performance, flexibility and scalability across on-premises and cloud environments

Teradata announced imminent availability of Teradata Database on Azure before 31st March 2017, cloud as a fast, flexible way to derive value from data to address their business, technical and financial needs. By combining Teradata’s industry-leading data warehouse software with the agility and elasticity of Azure public cloud services, customers can focus on driving business value rather than installing and maintaining physical infrastructure.

According to Teradata’s recent Data Warehouse Survey1, more than 90 percent of Teradata customers will employ a hybrid environment by 2020 consisting of a mix of on-premises and cloud resources. The same survey indicated that 85 percent of Teradata customers want to consume at least some of their analytics “as a service.” As businesses increasingly look to the cloud to drive competitive advantages, they have a need for greater agility, but also a mandate to lower financial and time commitments. These requirements are met in Teradata’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions, which:

  • Provide flexibility in deployment for increased responsiveness;
  • Ensure high levels of security, data privacy, and regulatory compliance;
  • Enable optimization of workloads across deployment modes;
  • Facilitate easier management of multiple environments; and
  • Lower risk through the re-use of existing tools, capabilities and training.

Highlighting the development, Sunil Jose, Managing Director, Teradata India said, “The Teradata Database on Azure combines Teradata’s industry-leading data warehouse software with the agility and flexibility of Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The solution will offer self-service, under-an-hour provisioning, pay-as-you-go, and integration with a wide variety of Azure and Teradata software tools.  Many of the features of the Teradata Database on Azure speed time to market, offer quick time to value, increase efficiency and reduce risk and will enable workload portability between cloud and on-premises systems. Our partnership with Microsoft Azure will therefore make Teradata as “borderless,” or hybrid, as possible.”

“The most successful vendors in the hybrid cloud space will offer broad, cross-platform support that empowers companies to use the cloud when and where it makes sense, as much or as little as they want,” said Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. “Organizations taking the hybrid-cloud deployment path are solving problems, gaining flexibility and realizing both expected and unexpected benefits. These companies come to see hybrid deployment as invaluable to their respective data warehousing strategies and are investigating additional use cases, including data exploration and predictive analysis in the cloud.”

“Teradata believes that customers deserve excellent performance and scalability, regardless of deployment choice. Expanding our cloud deployment options with leading public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure allows us to provide unprecedented flexibility of deployment with the same full-featured Teradata software everywhere,” said Chris Twogood, Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing at Teradata. “Just as critical, however, is orchestration software that ensures data, workloads, queries and users can be spread across a heterogeneous ecosystem that works together as a unified whole. Teradata’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions provide both.”

The solution’s powerful performance, reliability and convenience features include:

  • MPP (massively parallel processing) multi-node scalability from 1 to 32 nodes;
  • Automatic node failure recovery to ensure customers are up again quickly; and
  • Backup to (and query of data within) Azure Blob storage for easy integration.

“In this data-driven world, interest in analytics is at an all-time high,” said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist for Microsoft. “Microsoft Azure customers recognize the value they derive from data and are actively seeking analytic solutions, such as Teradata Database on Azure, that enable constant innovation while also optimizing resource utilization and simplifying management oversight.”

Teradata Database on Azure will be available on the Azure Marketplace. Those familiar with both Teradata software and Azure can be up and running in about an hour. Customers who are uncertain about how to best harness the cloud for positive business outcomes can engage with Teradata Consulting and Managed Services for assistance in architecting and deploying Teradata software on Azure.

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