The enterprise-class capabilities of Teradata Database have been enhanced for Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This is great news for organizations using — or wanting to try — Teradata Database as their engine for advanced analytics to deliver optimal business outcomes for areas such as customer experience, risk mitigation, asset optimization, finance transformation, product innovation and operational excellence.
As you may already know, Teradata has long been regarded as the market’s leading data warehouse provider for analytics at scale. With more than $2 billion in revenue from over 1,400 customers and powered by 10,000 employees, Teradata has the deep roots and technical chops that large organizations seek when aligning with a strategic partner.
Quite simply, our reputation is based on analytic performance at scale. Our deployment strategy is centered on hybrid cloud and license portability — “Teradata Everywhere™” — which makes it easier for customers to buy Teradata in smaller increments and grow consumption as needed, where needed.
Teradata’s market research indicates that more than 90 percent of companies will employ a mix of on-premises and cloud resources by 2020. As such, we emphasize software consistency across all deployment options and offer a strong bench of services experts helping organizations evolve to hybrid architectures and derive the most value from their analytic investments.
Teradata Database on Azure
Now let’s turn our attention to the options. Teradata Database on Azure provides four tiers of software with different features at varying price points. You choose a tier corresponding to what you need for the workload at hand. From low to high, the Teradata Database tiers are:
- Developer —Free software for application development.
- Base — Positioned for low-concurrency, entry-level data warehouses.
- Advanced — Supports high-concurrency, production mixed workloads.
- Enterprise — Top-of-the-line offer with sophisticated workload management.
Azure deployment is offered on four Virtual Machine (VM) types available in nearly every region globally: DS15_v2 and DS14_v2 (Azure premium storage) and G5 and D15_v2 (local storage). There are also other ecosystem components available, such as Teradata QueryGrid, which enables you to pull and combine insights from multiple systems. See our website for the latest configuration options.
Getting going with Teradata on Azure is easy. An Azure Marketplace Solution Template leads you through an intuitive step-by-step provisioning process and you can be up and running with an entire ecosystem in about an hour. Here’s a screenshot illustrating the comprehensive guided deployment process:
Get started with Teradata on Azure today
As you can see from the information above, Teradata brings powerful analytic capabilities to the Azure community. For existing Teradata customers, consistent software in Azure means that you can leverage investments you’ve already made. For everyone else, trying Teradata on Azure is an easy, low-risk way to determine whether it’s right for you. See for yourself.
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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