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Teradata Valuable Features

MartinPotgieter - PeerSpot reviewer
Services Manager at Bytes Systems Integration

The most valuable feature of Teradata was actually the fact that it controls everything on a database. It's very, very fast. The way that it operates, the way it was designed, is quick. Not one other system, even IBM, is working on the principle of how Teradata is working. Teradata system is like a multiprocessor. In an IBM system, if you send him a query, the one CPU will handle it, and it will do the query and it'll send it out again. With Teradata, if the one query is coming in, you've got 12 CPUs and 20 hard drives; that query will be handled, at the same time, by the 12 CPUs and the 20 hard drives to store and subtract the information. It's just a totally different way how Teradata is working, and due to that, the performance of Teradata is extraordinary. There is no other system in the world that compares to it.

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Khurram Afzaal - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Sales and Lead Information at TechAccess Asia Distribution

Performance-wise, Teradata beats everything.

The flexibility in design is very good.

When you want to tune it, it is very easy to do. I have worked a lot as a DB and I know that when there is a query that is stuck for hours, and you want to tune it, the task is quite easy. You can use the indexes and architecture, and exploit the power of Teradata.

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MedhaValvekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Manager at Cognizant

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.

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Blaine VandeBerg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal at Insight Data Consulting

The most valuable features of Teradata are that it is a massively parallel platform and I can receive a lot of data and get the queries out correctly, especially if it's been appropriately designed. The native features make it very suitable for multiple large data tasks in a structured data environment. Additionally, the automation is very good.

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AY
Data Architect, Section Head at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The loading time of the solution is quite good.

What really impressed me is their approach to design the data warehouse. It's very different from other solutions. They have their own methodologies for doing things, and they can come up with a very solid and good design that can stand the test of time.

The functionality of the solution is excellent.

The solution can scale.

It's quite a stable product.

On the product side, I don't think anyone can actually beat them with data warehousing.

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SD
Test Engineer at cigniti

The performance is the key item we appreciate. We're able to easily trigger jobs and we have access to integrations for running jobs. It's easy to use for the most part, which is why I really like it.

It's stable and reliable.

I've never had any issues with scalability.

The initial setup is pretty simple to set up. 

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MP
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running. 

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Nelson Vargas - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Project Leader at NOUX C.A.

Our customers are very happy with the configuration. It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up. 

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Al Krause - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at advanced business horizons

The solution is speedy and doesn't require much of a DBA team, it's kind of baked right into the product.

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HakimMoussaoui - PeerSpot reviewer
Big data administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available. 

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Nelson Vargas - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Project Leader at NOUX C.A.

The most valuable feature is the ability to be anywhere - Teradata can be deployed on-premise, on the cloud, or in a virtual machine, which means customers can move without having to create their architecture all over again.

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Tejas Talele - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of Teradata is security. It runs on Unix and Linux platforms which provide better security.

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EK
Sr Lead Data & Information Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.

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Anton Van Heerden - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at DNA Payroll Outsourcing

The most valuable features are the large volume of data and the structuring of the data to optimize it and get very optimal data warehouse solutions for customers.

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KG
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees

The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.

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Rajdeep Biswas - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect - Sr. Manager at Axtria - Ingenious Insights

Teradata's most valuable feature is that it's easy to use.

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633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.