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Teradata Introduces Teradata Extreme Data Appliance 1600

Originally published February 26, 2010

Teradata Corporation recently introduced the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance 1600, offering companies a complete, integrated appliance capable of the deep analysis of archival data four times faster than the previous generation. To meet the growing demand for deep analysis of massive data volumes, the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance scales from 29 terabytes up to more than 50 petabytes of data.

“With the release of the second-generation Teradata Extreme Data Appliance, Teradata is addressing the emerging archival analytics need of customers who demand timely, easy access to large volumes of historical data that are typically offloaded to tape storage and archived,” said Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata Corporation. “Teradata makes it cost effective and technically possible for its customers to dive deeply into data that was traditionally archived. They can perform real time analytics that result in the discovery of meaningful historical trends and golden nuggets of intelligence, which were unaffordable in the past.”  

    Many Teradata customers, in a mix of industries, have begun to delve into massive volumes of historical detailed data, as these customer examples demonstrate.

  • Telecommunications - Teradata customers are collecting massive volumes of Call Detail Records (CDRs) or data about consumer cell phone usage, to enable them to perform a quality assessment of network, cell tower and handset performance.  However, due to the massive volume of data, it is often kept for only weeks or months before being off-loaded to archival storage.  Carriers can now cost effectively store and analyze years of history to fulfill legal compliance requirements and simultaneously gain valuable insights into network performance and customer experience.

  • Retailers – With Teradata, retailers are able to meet sales tax compliance reporting and auditing requirements by analyzing millions of transactions, which occurred over several years and involved thousands of products, across thousands of stores.  By executing this detailed analysis in hours or a few days, not weeks and months, retailers can ensure that they are properly paying their taxes, which saves time, reduces labor costs, and avoids penalties and fines. 

  •  Finance - A financial services customer stores 14 years of historical consumer banking data to enable easy access for archival analytics and governmental compliance.

  •  Manufacturing – A manufacturer performs quality assurance analyses on product production data to ensure plant efficiency and fault-free products.  The information is available if issues arise in the first month of product introduction or the 35th month.

  • Online business - Online businesses use Teradata to analyze large volumes of click- stream data cost effectively.  The use of business intelligence improves target marketing, enhances customer service and lowers website abandonment rates.

Teradata Extreme Data Appliance Key Attributes

  • On a capacity to capacity basis, the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance provides four times improvement in performance, has three times more memory and reduces the data center footprint by 50 percent, all at the same low price per terabyte as the previous model.  

  • The Teradata Extreme Data Appliance has been designed to make it easy for customers to get started within hours of delivery. The appliance, with fully integrated components, is delivered ready to run. 

  • Teradata Customer Service offers three levels of support to match the unique requirements that customers have for deployment of appliances capable of analyses of massive data volumes.

  • Teradata is the only vendor that enables its customers to protect their investments by extending the appliance life span beyond the technology refresh period.  To make it easy to refresh hardware or grow, the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance is the only appliance in the industry that is capable of co-residency.  Co-residency is the technical capability to connect and work in tandem with the previous version and future versions of the Teradata Extreme Data Warehouse Appliance. Because of Teradata innovations, it is no longer necessary to do an expensive “floor sweep” in order to refresh all hardware platforms.

The Teradata Extreme Data Appliance, based on the field-proven Teradata platform technologies, is a fully integrated, scalable platform with the Dual Quad-core Intel Nehelem Xeon processor, industry standard high capacity storage, running on Novell SUSE Linux, and the marketing-leading Teradata 13 database and utilities.  All components are pre-installed and the appliance is currently available.

The Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family offers customers options allowing them to optimize their data warehouse environments for price and performance.  All of the Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family members provide enterprise class capability for today’s toughest environments. As customers analyze their analytical needs in developing their data warehouse architecture, Teradata is the trusted advisor that presents customers a range of options, instead of a single product with a single price.

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