Teradata Vantage is unique in capabilities and deployment options. Customers with an existing, on-premises Teradata system naturally want to know how total cost of ownership (TCO) stacks up when their current system is nearing replacement. Should a legacy system be replaced with a newer one? If going to the cloud, should one implement on one's own or go with a fully managed service instead? This paper compares the three-year TCO of four scenarios:
- Status Quo = Maintain a previously purchased, earlier-generation Teradata system
- On-Premises = Replace the legacy system with Vantage on Teradata IntelliFlex
- Do-it-Yourself = Migrate to Vantage in the cloud and operate on one's own
- As-a-Service = Move to Vantage in the cloud but have Teradata manage the resources
To ensure apples-to-apples comparisons, each scenario supports the same requirements, which are modest yet representative: Advanced tier software, 20 TCore, and 15 TB of customer data space (CDS). Summaries and detailed explanations are included.