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Teradata fine-tunes its unified data architecture

Zafar Anjum | April 29, 2013
Adds fabric-based hyper-speed nervous system and a new core analytic brain to the mix

Teradata has introduced two new components to its Teradata Unified Data Architecture.

According to Martin Willcox, director of platform and solutions marketing, International, Teradata, these two additions are a fabric-based hyper-speed nervous system and a new core analytic brain-the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse 6700 platform.

"Big Data is typically defined as non-relational data or multi-structured data," said Wilcox to this publication. "There is no single technology to capture today's data requirements. That's why Teradata came out with Teradata Unified Data Architecture, which brought together Teradata, Teradata Aster and Hadoop technology to create a cohesive architecture."

These innovations enhance the ability of organisations to explore and discover any type of data and to outpace its competitors, said Peter Hand, vice president, Pacific, South Asia and Korea, Teradata.

Both Willcox and Hand were in Singapore last week to meet industry people and brief the media.

The speed of connection and robust management of fabric-based computing empowers Teradata customers to take hyper speed analytics and business insights to a new level, said Willcox.

He also said that Teradata has selected InfiniBand hardware to provide fast, reliable data flow and interconnection for all reporting and analytic applications that run on Teradata platforms.

He said that his company is committed to Hadoop and open source technology. The company is the first to offer business analytics streamlined and cost-effective access to Apache Hadoop for quicker and smarter business decisions.

"We see a huge interest in Hadoop in the APAC region," said Willcox. "We see Hadoop as a complimentary technology to our platforms."

Without naming any clients, Willcox said Teradata is working with banks and telcos in the region and prototyping data warehouses for them.

"Looking ahead, integrated data warehouse is more important than ever. The good news is that we have a lot of deployments in the West Coast in the US. We have more used cases to pursue deployment in other places in the world."

 

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