Cloud-only doesn’t cut it.

To stay competitive, many enterprises are modernizing their data analytics environments. The cloud delivers real benefits—more flexibility and agility, and quite often lower total cost of ownership. But simply moving to the cloud can sacrifice some premier capabilities they’ll need now—and in the long-term.


We've compiled a number of #MythBusters resources to help you better understand what modern cloud analytics mean, while determining which platform has the key capabilities essential for your success.

6 capabilities you need for a modern cloud analytics platform

Built for a hybrid multi-cloud world

Flexibility and portability facilitate deployment anywhere, including public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP) and on-premises, while avoiding lock-in to any single cloud or architectural choice.

Separation of compute and storage with elastic scaling

This modern capability cost-effectively supports the demands of both data and users without excess, unused capacity, while enabling self-service scale/up/down/in/out and start/stop without IT intervention.

Integration with first party cloud services

The ability to natively integrate with cloud  services accelerates solution deployment. A modern platform integrates with services across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google.

Ingestion of modern data sources

Data types and data sources are multiplying—clickstreams, social media feeds, digital twins, and IoT—based sensor data. Harnessing all this information for a complete picture of the business is now table stakes.

Integrated data management and scalable analytics

Unifying analytics and data management enables data exploration, modeling, and scoring at scale in a single, easy-to-use environment. It also offers the critical flexibility to implement complex algorithms with languages you already use.

Dynamic resource allocation and workload management

Demand on resources is dynamic and changes happen at the speed of thought. A modern platform must optimize those resources and workloads aligned to business priorities with ‘set-it-and-forget it’ controls.

Legacy is not a 4-letter word. But “BEST” is.

Some cloud startups will tell you that age does not equal wisdom. But against Teradata’s history of innovation, everything else seems like child’s play.

Brinker's journey back to Teradata

Brinker's journey back to Teradata

Find out how Brinker International and McKnight Consulting view today's analytics as they set the record straight on Teradata's myths and realities. View the on-demand webinar today!

Dispelling the myths

Dispelling the myths and reflecting reality

It’s not just about simplicity.
It’s about sophistication.

Selecting the right modern platform for business doesn’t have to be daunting. Our experts and leading analysts weigh in.

You don’t have to choose between data lakes and data performance.

See exactly how you can integrate, access and analyze all your data within one modern analytics ecosystem.

You really can have it all.

See modern in action.

Teradata Vantage: experience the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics in action.

Don’t take our word for it.

Hear our customers’ firsthand experiences-and results-working within a modern cloud analytics platform.

Mercado Libre

Moving analytics and data to a modern cloud resulted in unprecedented flexibility, agility and accessibility.

Optimize value with a cloud-based architecture.

When it comes to enterprise analytics in the cloud, Vantage is incomparable. When combined with the global footprint of cloud providers, customers scale as needed and integrate seamlessly with first party cloud services to accelerate a data-related, analytical ecosystem.

Vantage on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Take advantage of as much cloud-native functionality as possible while tapping into new sources of innovation across all aspects of the analytic process from start to finish.

Vantage on Microsoft Azure

Vantage transforms data into game-changing insights with Azure first party services integration.

Cloud-based architecture for data and analytics: preventing silos and maximizing value

Ventana Research says most organizations will adopt a hybrid on-premises and cloud infrastructure—not cloud-only.

Structured, semi-structured and unstructured data? You're just our type.

Cloud-only doesn’t add up.

When it comes to selecting an analytics platform, you need one that will support and evolve with your organization’s needs today—and tomorrow.

Cloud-only data warehouse Teradata Vantage
Enable choice of clouds
Choice of AWS, Azure and GCP Cloud-only data warehouse
Choice of AWS, Azure and GCP, private cloud Teradata Vantage
Pay only for what you need
Only pay-as-you-go pricing model good for sporadic workloads Cloud-only data warehouse
Pay-as-you-go and flexible offerings for blended pricing Teradata Vantage
Provide predictable pricing
Unpredictable pay-as-you-go pricing only Cloud-only data warehouse
Blended price models so you only pay for what you need Teradata Vantage
Enable hybrid deployments (on-premises to cloud)
Cannot support hybrid, requires cloud resources to work Cloud-only data warehouse
Delivers on-premises and cloud, working in combination with same software Teradata Vantage
Enable analysis of space and time (4D Analytics)
Data management only; no advanced functions for space and time Cloud-only data warehouse
Built in 4D analytics (geospatial, temporal and time series) Teradata Vantage
Meet SLAs for multiple apps (Workload Management)
No workload management; relies on limited ability of elastic compute Cloud-only data warehouse
Dynamic resource allocation to manage all SLAs with software Teradata Vantage
Optimize performance with software, not just hardware
Brute-force scale only with expensive hardware resources Cloud-only data warehouse
Superior performance with advanced indexing techniques Teradata Vantage
Pinpoint access and retrieval in real-time
Not designed for tactical queries Cloud-only data warehouse
Built-in tactical query performance for real-time operational queries Teradata Vantage
Integrated, advanced analytics (AI/ML)
Requires third-party partner engine for support Cloud-only data warehouse
Integrated ML and AI at scale Teradata Vantage
Have the lowest cost per query at scale
Price per query is 5X-10X more than Teradata Cloud-only data warehouse
Software optimization delivers the lowest cost per query at scale Teradata Vantage
Ranked #1 consistently by industry analysts
Ranked between 10-12 on different use cases Cloud-only data warehouse
#1 for Gartner ALL 4 use cases Critical Capability Report, and #1 for Forrester Overall Product Teradata Vantage

Why wouldn’t you pick the analysts’ choice?

Time and time again, Teradata is recognized as offering the leading software platform for analytics at scale. Our legacy is being the best in the industry. Period.

Teradata takes home the gold—again

Teradata is consistently ranked as the top solution across all objective analyst rankings with a modern cloud architecture being a critical element of every one.

Teradata recognized for cloud leadership

Teradata is the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics company - and we're named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.

Teradata is a leader

Teradata received the highest score in the Current Offering category in The Forrester Wave™: Data Management for Analytics, Q1 2020.

Get started now on your journey towards cloud modernization.