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Teradata forms Global IoT Analytics special ops team

Thor Olavsrud | April 19, 2016
The analytics company has created a new Global IoT Analytics unit within Teradata Labs and also introduced a Hybrid Cloud environment to help customers shift analytic workloads among a mix of on-premises, managed cloud and public cloud systems.

It consists of four new capabilities: Teradata IntelliFlex, Teradata Database on Amazon Web Services, regional expansion of Teradata Managed Cloud into Europe and new Teradata Services.

IntelliFlex is the next-generation massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture upon which the Hybrid Cloud is built. It's a fabric-based structure that provides multi-dimensional scalability, allowing you to add processing power and storage capacity independently to meet business requirements. It provides a memory-rich configuration for in-memory computing and high-density packaging that is data center friendly. Teradata says it delivers up to 3X more memory for comparable performance to current generation Teradata Data Warehouses.

The company also says that Teradata Database on AWS is now immediately available, noting that it is just the first of multiple public cloud platform options it will make available in the coming months.

In addition, Teradata will expand its Teradata managed Cloud into Europe in the second half of 2016.

Finally, the company announced a new set of services intended to help customers extend the value of their existing Teradata investment and expand into the managed and public cloud environments. The services will span data and analytic topics, from architecture consulting to education, onboarding, migration, database conversion, critical systems management and full turnkey service delivery and ongoing management.

"Our Hybrid Cloud innovation represents a defining moment for our customers and the industry," Ratzesberger said in a statement. "We deliver the Teradata Database with all its rich analytic capabilities across the hybrid cloud, providing customers with application portability and business agility. With the introduction of Teradata IntelliFlex, we are delivering unprecedented value in system availability, configuration, flexibility and hybrid in-memory computing."

IntelliFlex will be available in the third quarter of 2016. Teradata Services are available now.


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