Teradata Introduces New IoT and AoT Capabilities

Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, is making key investments in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Analytics of Things (AoT), along with updating its signature platforms.

“We’re doing a lot of strategic investments in people and technology to provide what customers need,” said Dan Graham, technical marketing director for Internet of Things at Teradata.

Teradata is creating a global IoT analytics unit within Teradata Labs, based in the United States, UK, and India, focused on developing innovations to help organizations derive the value from the Analytics of Things.

A special ops team of data scientists, data engineers, and software designers has been tasked with building new, cloud-based analytic solutions and services to simplify advanced analytics, data movement, and database management for the Internet of Things.

“We’re employing some of our best minds and best people in  this area because it’s really a vibrant, energetic place to be working right now,” Graham said. “We’ll actually be aiming our own analytics at our own products.”

Teradata's AoT services feature early warning detection that uses predictive analytics to find and correct issues with machines and devices sooner, continuous monitoring of assets to enable new revenue opportunities and pricing strategies, and real-time monitoring and analysis of physical assets.

In addition to this new unit, Teradata has enhanced its Aster Analytics platform, adding  new IoT data preparation capabilities and machine learning techniques to more quickly understand and detect patterns in machine behavior.

Many of the machine learning models generated can be ported to in other operational environments that can run Java, while the Teradata Aster Scoring SDK (software developer's kit) allows analysts to deploy Aster IoT analytic models into IoT edge servers, public clouds, and in the data center.

The company is also extending the IoT capabilities of Teradata Listener with connectors to acquire and distribute streaming sensor data for analysis. “That gives us the ability to get our hands on the IoT sensor data and deliver it to the platform where the processing and analysis needs to be done,” Graham said.

Along with these platform updates, the company is boosting its cloud platform, introducing new capabilities with Teradata IntelliFlex, offering Teradata Database on Amazon Web Services, expanding Teradata Managed Cloud into Europe, and adding new Teradata Services to facilitate customers' hybrid cloud evolution.

For more information about these updates, visit www.teradata.com

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