Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance for the Ultimate Active Data Warehouse Performance
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Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance for the Ultimate Active Data Warehouse Performance - 10/19/2009

The world’s first solid state data warehouse appliance for hyper-analytics 

Contact: Dan Conway,Teradata Corporation
Telephone: 858-485-3029
E-mail: dan.conway@teradata.com

WASHINGTON — Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced that Teradata Labs have developed the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance 4555, which will enable users to get answers to their business questions at blinding-fast speeds. The Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance harnesses the flash memory technology of solid state drives (SSD) for data warehouse workloads with performance, which is 150 times faster than conventional hard drives. 

Available for purchase in the first quarter of 2010, the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance has been unveiled at the Teradata Partners User Group conference in Washington, D.C. running through October 22, 2009. 

“When customers need to know, now, they will be able to rely on the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance to deliver sub-second responses to complex queries every time they need them,” said Scott Gnau, head of development, Teradata Corporation. “But more importantly, Teradata has combined the flash memory speed with the nearly limitless power of the Teradata Database for the hyper-analytic data warehouse. Businesses will be able to use the instantaneous intelligence to take a commanding lead over their competitors, and then leave them behind in a blur.” 

The Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance offers customers the benefits of scalability and flexibility over other technologies like Complex Event Processing (CEP) and in-memory processing. 

Enterprise SSD drives provide superior performance because they don’t have delays in the reading or writing of data, which is inherent in electro-mechanical disks. The lack of moving parts also eliminates the risk of mechanical failure. Flash drives offer an ultra-fast and reliable storage capability. The Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance has been engineered to scan and aggregate millions of rows of data in sub-second time, perform deep analytics on select sets of data, and then provide a fast response to operational queries.

The combination of flash memory speed and the analytical power of the Teradata Database will provide enhanced active data warehousing capabilities for many industries.

  • E-Commerce - Optimizes on-line advertising placement based on the real-time analyses of click-through data.
  • Manufacturing and Logistics - Distribution of inventory to thousands of retail sites based on volatile consumer demand.
  • Travel and Transportation - Deliveries can be rerouted based on real-time information.
  • Telecomm Network - On-the-fly security analysis of web traffic can identify rogue internet addresses, as suspicious internet behaviors occur.

In addition to performance that supports customers’ extreme data warehousing performance needs, the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance will offer significant data center savings. It is 50 percent more energy efficient than data warehouses of the same data capacity with traditional hard drives and requires 7 percent of the floor space of an equivalent performance data warehouse. 

The Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance will scale from seven to 200 terabytes of user data. The platform will leverage the most advanced multi-core Intel processor technology available and the 64-bit Linux SLES 10 operating system. 

The Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance will be a key member of the platform family that enables Teradata to be the analytical database standard everywhere in the enterprise. Teradata is the only vendor to offer a broad family of platforms that span the unique business and analytical data warehouse needs of a company. The Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family also includes the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance, the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance, the Teradata Data Mart Appliance, and the Teradata Software Only Edition. 

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence through data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting services and enterprise analytics. Teradata is in more than 60 countries and on the web at www.teradata.com

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries. 

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