New Teradata Borderless Analytics provides seamless shifting of analytic workloads across hybrid clouds



Teradata released Monday its “borderless analytics” capability that is made possible by the latest versions of Teradata QueryGrid software for analytics across heterogeneous, multi-system data stores, and Teradata Unity software for automated and seamless orchestration of a Teradata multi-system environment. The company aims to break down the borders of yesterday’s single system, single technology analytics and empowering companies to analyze data where they want, when they want, and across the data and platforms they need regardless of where they reside.

Teradata Borderless Analytics gives enterprises the ability to manage multi-system analytic environments and shift workloads to optimize resource utilization, while ensuring a seamless and transparent business user experience. It also enables cross-technology analytics, giving users access to heterogeneous analytic processing engines and data stores. For some companies, this will mean expanding from on-premises systems to cloud, while for others it will mean augmenting cloud with on-premises systems.

Using Teradata Borderless Analytics, enterprises can seamlessly leverage multiple data stores and analytic engines to provide integrated business insight; simplify management of multi-system environments; minimize data movement by processing data where it resides; match compute resources and data storage based on business value, including query traffic (throttling), workload management and data compression; and maintain security and data encryption.

Teradata’s technology advancements will build a foundation that leverages cloud computing as an extension of on-premises systems to enable these use cases, such as Cloud Bursting that scales capacity to accommodate spikes in business demand; Cloud Data Lab that drives business innovation and insight through self-service analytics, and promotes “data gravity” by locating analytics close to the data source; and Cloud Disaster Recovery that establishes a low-maintenance, off-premises disaster recovery solution while keeping data accessible without major IT efforts.

“Agility is a critical business priority, but complexity created by today’s hybrid environments can slow everything to a crawl.  Borderless Analytics is about infrastructure agility and unlocking new use cases,” said Oliver Ratzesberger, Teradata’s executive vice president and chief product officer. “We want to empower business users to continue driving valuable business insights using their existing tools to leverage the data they need, no matter where it lives. We want data scientists and ‘power users’ to have increased control of how and where they run their advanced analytics and predictive algorithms. And, we want DBAs and system administrators to manage their multiple systems as one.”

Teradata QueryGrid software delivers analytics across heterogeneous, multi-system data stores and will feature new underlying architecture that will enable new groundbreaking enhancements including one connector for each target system to ensure consistent syntax and behavior regardless of which system initiates the query; and new system services, such as enhanced security, encryption and performance monitoring. These enhancements are targeted for availability starting in the fourth quarter of this year.

Teradata Unity software delivers high availability and workload distribution, ensuring users always have access to relevant data and analytics within their service-level requirements.

Teradata launched new feature enhancements to Unity that will bring powerful cross-system capabilities to further remove analytic boundaries and manage Teradata systems across the complete suite of hybrid database platforms on-premises appliances, on-premises virtualization environments, managed cloud, and public cloud (available now)Intelligently capture select data changes from one Teradata system and automatically copy them to other Teradata systems. Its push-button system initialization which can copy an entire database from one system to another, creating a replica which can be used for Dual Active availability, disaster recovery, quality assurance, test or development.

Borderless Analytics will work in tandem with Teradata Everywhere that delivers the massively parallel processing (MPP) platform across multiple public cloud, managed cloud, on-premises VMware, and on-premises appliances, to drive new business models for enterprises.

Borderless Analytics allows customers to use advanced analytical capabilities quickly across data, without needing the expertise and time to move data around. All analytics is done within the ecosystem. The release of Teradata QueryGrid 2.0, combined with Presto, enables spanning of analytics across different sources of data. With Teradata Unity, users are able to run multiple instances in sync for extreme high availability in the cloud, or across various clouds.

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