Good news! Release 5 has been published to both Azure and AWS Marketplaces, bringing important new features including:
- Azure and AWS: BYOL (Bring Your Own License)
- Azure: Fold/Unfold
- Azure: New Storage and AMP Configurations
- AWS: Storage Elasticity
- AWS: Teradata AppCenter
BYOL (Bring Your Own License) gives you the ability to buy portable software subscriptions directly from Teradata and then deploy on either Azure or AWS Marketplaces – rather than do the entire transaction through the Marketplaces.
Buying directly from Teradata gives you more purchase options, including:
- Bundled offers that include Teradata hardware, software, and/or services
- Lower pricing for longer term commitments (e.g., 1 year or 3 years)
Having BYOL is great for your flexibility because it enables self-service TCore portability between Public Cloud platforms (AWS and Azure) – which helps de-risk your deployment decision. This “Move Any Time” advantage is one of the key tenets of the Teradata Everywhere strategy.
Teradata Database Fold/Unfold on both Azure and AWS gives you the ability to double or quadruple your compute resources while keeping AMPs and storage volumes unchanged. Thus, in a matter of minutes, you can Unfold your Teradata system to increase compute capacity when needed, and then Fold to reduce compute capacity (and cost) when no longer needed.
The Azure Getting Started Guide has more information about Fold/Unfold – and the equivalent information for AWS is here.
Besides BYOL, Storage Elasticity is the big change in AWS in Release 5. Instead of fixed increments of available storage for the m4.xlarge family of instances (e.g., 5TB, 15TB, 20TB, 30TB), you can now select any storage value from 5TB to 60TB in 1TB increments – and storage may be adjusted before or afterprovisioning.
Storage Elasticity enables you to start small and grow only when needed, avoiding the requirement to specify (and pay for) a higher quantity of Elastic Block Store (EBS) storage up front when it’s not being utilized.
The AWS Getting Started Guide has more information about Storage Elasticity; see “Storage Expansion”.
Bottom line: there are now three different ways that you can buy and use Teradata software in the Public Cloud using standard Azure and AWS infrastructure:
- IntelliCloud* – Advanced and Enterprise tiers
- BYOL – Base, Advanced, and Enterprise tiers
- Marketplace – all four Teradata Database tiers
*IntelliCloud on Azure will be launched later this month for US commercial Azure regions; stay tuned!
All exciting stuff – and we will continue to innovate across all our Public Cloud offers.
Let us know if you have any questions or comments about what we offer on Azure and AWS.
Brian Wood is director of cloud marketing at Teradata. He has over 15 years' experience leading all areas of technology marketing in cloud, wireless, IT, software, and data analytics. He earned an MS in Engineering Management from Stanford, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, and served as an F-14 Radar Intercept Officer in the US Navy.
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