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Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance Enables Companies to Outpace Competition with Smarter, Faster Decisions

February 15, 2012 | SAN DIEGO, California

Proven analytic appliance with double the performance and triple the data capacity meets wide variety of demanding business intelligence tasks

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data solutions company announced that the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2690 is available for immediate worldwide shipment. The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is a fully integrated analytical platform that enables companies to outpace their competition with and make the best decision possible. Designed to deliver double the performance with up to triple the data capacity of its predecessor, the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance’s rapid deployment enables customers to quickly realize business value from their investment.

Ed-White “The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2690 is our fifth generation appliance that provides a faster, easier, and greener analytic engine for a wide variety of demanding business intelligence tasks, which has contributed to its rapid customer adoption,” said Ed White, general manager, Teradata Appliances, Teradata Corporation. “Built on the award-winning Teradata Database, the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is best-in-class relative to competitors’ appliances.”


Compression Engine Drive Performance
Teradata is the first to integrate automatic block level compression into its architecture, delivering the highest performance possible compressing data. Data is automatically compressed as it is loaded, and decompressed as needed, without database administrator involvement. With Teradata Database 14, the new Data Warehouse Appliance will take advantage of Teradata Columnar, which will deliver even more advanced levels of performance and compression.
Integrated analytics foundation
The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance provides an environment that enables integrated analytics with incredibly fast parallel processing, scalability for processing massive volumes of data, and rich in-database analytic capabilities. Teradata provides a comprehensive set of integrated analytics that leverage the speed of the database engine, while eliminating the time-consuming and costly task of data movement. The analytics include data exploration, geospatial, temporal, predictive, and emerging open source technology such as “R.” In addition, Teradata has collaborated with industry-leading data mining partners to provide analytics and business intelligence with highly optimized in-database integrations.
“Green” reduces operating expense
The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance uses up to 60 percent less energy and 50 percent less floor space for the same capability as the previous generation, providing an overall “Green” savings for customers. Teradata achieved these savings by internal streamlining of all system management functions through virtualization technology and a compression engine that provides more performance and data storage on a cabinet-to-cabinet level when compared to the previous generation. The “Green” or sustainability benefits of the Teradata system have become a critical factor, since it is widely understood that the costs for data center power, cooling, and floor space will soon outpace the cost of the equipment.
Investment protection
This platform is the only appliance in the industry that can co-reside with the previous generation platform as a single system. This unique co-residence capability provides flexible growth options, while protecting the technology investment.
Each Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is a powerful solution –an integrated appliance designed to optimize the Teradata Database, multi-core Intel processors, compression engines, enterprise-class disk drives, and the storage subsystem to deliver high performance analytics. No set up is required and it comes ready to run eliminating any need for system integration. It can be configured from two terabytes (TB) up to 315TB of uncompressed user data per cabinet. The performance metrics are equally impressive, scanning data at more than 38 gigabytes (GB) per second per full cabinet.


Relevant news links
1. 2690 product page Read
2. “Case Study: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota” Cheryl D Krivda, Read Case Study
3. “Case Study: Next Stop, Self-Service BI” Cheryl D Krivda, Read Case Study

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