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"The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""I've never had any issues with scalability.""The most valuable feature of Teradata is security. It runs on Unix and Linux platforms which provide better security.""Teradata's best feature is its speed with historical data.""Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running.""There are several features of Teradata that I like. One of the most basic is the indexes. I also like that it provides lower TCO. It also has the optimizer feature which is a good feature and isn't found in other legacy systems. Parallelism is also another feature I like in Teradata because when you are running or hosting on multiple systems, you have this shared-nothing architecture that helps. Loading and unloading in Teradata are also really helpful compared to other systems.""Teradata's most valuable feature is that it's easy to use.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up."

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"IntelliFlex is easy to scale - one of its best features is that you can upscale it to the size you want."

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"Teradata needs to pay attention to the cloud-based solution to make sure it runs smoothly.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""The setup is not straightforward.""I've been using the same UI for 20 years in Teradata. It could use some updating. Adding more stability around Teradata Studio would be outstanding. Teradata Studio is a Java-based version of their tool. It's much better now, but it still has some room for improvement.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""Apart from Control-M, it would be nice if it could integrate with other tools.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues."

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"The initial setup is complex because there are a lot of factors that come into play, including the amount of software and applications that require access."

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  • "The solution requires a license."
  • "The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "Teradata is expensive, so it's typically marketed to big customers. However, there have been some changes, and Teradata is now offering more flexible pricing models and equipment leasing. They've added pay-as-you-go and cloud models, so it's changing, but Teradata is generally known as an expensive high-end product."
  • "The cost of running Teradata is quite high, but you get a good return on investment."
  • "Teradata pricing is fine, and it's competitive with all the legacy models. On a scale of one to five, with one being the worst and five being the best, I'm giving Teradata a three, because it can be a little expensive, when compared to other solutions."
  • "The price of Teradata is expensive. However, what they deliver they are outstanding. If you're looking for an inexpensive solution to run a database, this isn't your tool. It's the Ferrari of databases for data warehousing."
  • "The price of Teradata could be less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution scales well on the cloud.
    Top Answer:Teradata is a bit late for the cloud. They maybe need to have some room for cloud improvements. Scalability is limited on-premises. The solution could use more AI support.
    Top Answer:We used the solution for our data warehouse.
    Top Answer:IntelliFlex is easy to scale - one of its best features is that you can upscale it to the size you want.
    Top Answer:They should add more connectors to different platforms. It could use a more powerful CPU and a faster IO.
    Top Answer:IntelliFlex is used in the banking sector as a production system.
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    Teradata is a multi-cloud data platform company that provides data warehouse and relational database tools. The brand has an extensive portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services. The products that Teradata offers can be categorized in the following ways:

    • Software: The products in this category include Teradata Vantage, an advanced SQL engine and Teradata database.

    • Cloud: The solutions can work with popular cloud services such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and VMware. Teradata Cloud and customer cloud are also included in this product category.

    • Ecosystem management: The products in this section include IntelliSphere, business continuity manager, data lab, data mover, data stream, QueryGrid, and viewpoint.

    • Hardware: This category includes backup, archive, and restore (BAR) and IntelliFlex.

    • Applications: Master data management (MDM) and Teradata analytics for enterprise applications are the two products in this category.

    One of the most popular and commonly used products by Teradata is Teradata Vantage. This is a connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics. The product unifies data lakes, analytics, and data warehouses, as well as data sources and types. The solution offers its customers scalability, which allows them to scale dimensions to handle massive workloads of data. Teradata Vantage utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to power more models and enhance quality.

    Through Vantage Console, businesses can benefit from role-based, no-code software to organize and manage their data. The product offers deployment on many popular public clouds, on premises, and on commodity hardware. Teradata Vantage unifies and integrates all data types from sources and provides companies with a single source of information. It achieves this by supporting all common data types and formats. The product also provides organizations with tools for monitoring, analyzing, and connecting data throughout the organizations.

    Part of this product is also VantageCloud, which offers a modern cloud-native architecture as well as hybrid and multi-cloud deployment options. This solution offers new ways for clients to deploy their platforms. These include the next-generation, cloud-native architecture of Teradata VantageCloud Lake.

    Teradata Features

    The different products that Teradata offers have various features which facilitate data management for customers. Some of the key capabilities of the solutions offered by Teradata include:

    • Connectivity: Users can benefit from connections to the mainframe or network-attached systems. The product provides its own extension for interaction with data stored in the tables. It also supports SQL.

    • Linear scalability: Teradata solutions are highly scalable and linear. The solution can handle large volumes of data effectively while also supporting the ability to scale up to 2048 nodes.

    • Load and unload utilities: The product offers features to move data in and out of the product's system effectively.

    • Mature optimizer: Part of this feature is Teradata Optimizer, which is an advanced product that can handle up to 64 joins in a single query.

    • Robust utilities: The solution includes multiple robust utilities in this category of features that facilitate data handling in and out of the product's systems. The tools include MultiLoad, FastLoad, and FastExport.

    • Shared nothing architecture: This set of features, connected to the architecture of Teradata, is known as “shared nothing architecture” because the nodes, processors, and disks all work independently. These capacities ensure better value for a given task.

    • Unlimited parallelism: These features divide large volumes of data into smaller processes that are executed in parallel. This contributes to the execution of complex tasks in a timely manner.

    Teradata Benefits

    Through its multiple solutions, Teradata offers various benefits for its clients. Some of these include:

    • The solution facilitates prototype creation and offers faster times for completion.

    • Through Teradata, users are able to use faster, simpler, and easier solutions for data-related tasks.

    • The product eliminates the need for unnecessary data movement, which contributes to performance improvements.

    • Teradata offers developers the ability to decide where in the architecture different parts of an application run.

    • Teradata allows database administrators to manage databases from a single point of control.

    • The solution provides the option to get the same data on multiple deployment options.

    • The product supports Online Analytical Programming (OLAP) functions, which allows it to perform a complex analytical process of data.

    • Teradata uses the Service Workstation to provide a single operation view for the multi-node system of the product.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Martin P., a services manager at Bytes Systems Integration, describes Teradata as a product that is very fast with good database control and excellent support.

    Blaine V., principal at Insight Data Consulting, rates Teradata highly because of its excellent native features, highly stable, and impressive automation.

    Teradata IntelliFlex delivers real-time intelligence to place vital data into the hands of front-line decision makers, while extending traditional data warehouse functionality into the realm of tactical decision making. With IntelliFlex, you can combine both these strategic and operational workloads in a single data warehouse.

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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Teradata is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 17 reviews while Teradata IntelliFlex is ranked 12th in Data Warehouse with 1 review. Teradata is rated 8.2, while Teradata IntelliFlex is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Teradata writes "Very fast with good database control and excellent support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata IntelliFlex writes "Reliable and high-quality data warehousing solution". Teradata is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Vertica and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Teradata IntelliFlex is most compared with Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse.

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