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Teradata Unleashes Full-Throttle Performance

April 7, 2014 | PRAGUE and SAN DIEGO, Calif.

Newest platform offers breakthrough speed of analytics with latest memory, processor, and storage technologies optimized by Teradata software

Millions of users worldwide harness the unmatched power of the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform line to support billions of business questions each and every day. Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, today unveiled its most powerful and performant enterprise-class Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse 6750 platform (Teradata Active EDW). The Teradata Active EDW meets the largest, most demanding real-time workloads, with thousands of applications and the ability for virtually unlimited concurrent users to run queries against as much as 61 petabytes of data.

"Teradata Active EDW automatically bundles memory, solid state drive (SSD)-based flash memory, and traditional disk storage so that our users get memory speed combined with depth of analysis. This creates a one-two punch, which knock outs the competition," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs.
The Teradata Active EDW 6750 provides organizations with real and immediate benefits:

Accelerate Real-Time Questions – A single Teradata Active EDW cabinet can now accommodate eight times more main memory than the previous generation of two years ago. As a result, operational, business-critical, and real-time queries can be vastly accelerated with the increase of main memory space. Depending on workload, users can now ask almost up to five times as many business questions in the same timeframe. Teradata Intelligent Memory software enables the most frequently-used data to reside in memory, thus boosting performance with the advantage of enhanced memory space.

Consistent Query Performance – Teradata has added three times more flash memory in SSD than previous generations, enabling business to make consistently fast decisions from even more data. Teradata delivers consistent performance for operational and strategic queries that leverage flash memory. The effective use of the additional flash memory is ensured by the Teradata Virtual Storage software, which places the more frequently used data in flash memory.
Overall Superior Performance – Achieving a 40 percent increase in data warehouse processing performance, the Teradata Active EDW platform supports a big boost in business query rates. This is enabled by the balanced combination of the dual, powerful 12 Core Intel® Xeon® 2600 V2 processors and the performance-efficient NetApp E5500 data storage system. Key to effectively applying all this performance to user work is the Teradata Active System Management software that is now enhanced by the newest SUSE Linux operating system.

Unmatched Efficiency - Teradata has set the green, sustainability standard in data warehousing, with up to four times the improvement in energy and space utilization for the same performance system compared to systems from just three years ago.

"Teradata has designed a tiered memory architecture based on the data’s temperature or frequency of use. This is significant because the customer sees increased performance without having to make decisions about which data is placed in which memory tier. The hottest data migrates automatically to the in-memory tier through Teradata Intelligent Memory, a software capability. With the hybrid storage capability, the next hottest data is moved to SSD-based flash memory by Teradata Virtual Storage, and the remainder of the data migrates to disk memory. Teradata also provides the column storage and data compression that amplifies the value of data in-memory," Richard Winter, chief executive officer, WinterCorp.
A global package delivery company now using the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse with hybrid storage reported their experience, "Honestly, it's the best performance I've seen on these queries. Some of my queries, which would take four to five hours, are now coming back in a few minutes. Being able to demonstrate to our customers that we understand, care, and want to build on our business relationship at the earliest opportunity adds value." The global package delivery company calculated that having a more performant system provided an annual benefit of more than two million dollars.


Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse is a key element of the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™, which brings together Teradata, Teradata Aster, and Hadoop technology as well as best-of-breed partner tools. Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse functions as the integration point and powerful engine that operationalizes analytics with the findings of the discovery and data platforms. The Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform delivers real-time intelligence, placing vital data into the hands of the front-line decision makers, while extending the traditional data warehouse functionality to tactical decision making.

Relevant Links

  1. Hybrid Storage White Paper: Taking Your Data to New Heights with Hybrid Storage 
  2. Hybrid Storage for Data Warehousing, Colin White
  3. Mixed, Shifting, and High Concurrency Workloads in Data Warehouse Systems White Paper, Rick van der Lans
  4. CIO Challenge: Performance vs. Cost The Data Temperature Spectrum White Paper, Dan Graham
  5. The P2V Framework: How Data Warehouse Performance Affects Business Value, Richard Hackathorn

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