Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance Increases Performance and Capacity

The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2690 is now generally available. The new release is designed to deliver double the performance with up to triple the data capacity of its predecessor. "The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2690 is our fifth generation appliance that provides a faster, easier, and greener analytic engine for a wide variety of demanding business intelligence tasks, which has contributed to its rapid customer adoption," says Ed White, general manager, Teradata Appliances, Teradata Corporation.

According to Teradata, the new Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance provides key capabilities, including:

  • Compression Engine Drive Performance - Teradata integrates automatic block level compression into its architecture. Data is automatically compressed as it is loaded, and decompressed as needed, without database administrator involvement. With Teradata Database 14, the new Data Warehouse Appliance will take advantage of Teradata Columnar, which will deliver even more advanced levels of performance and compression.
  • Integrated analytics foundation -The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance provides an environment that enables integrated analytics with fast parallel processing, scalability for processing massive volumes of data, and rich in-database analytic capabilities. Teradata provides integrated analytics that leverage the speed of the database engine, while eliminating the time-consuming and costly task of data movement. The analytics include data exploration, geospatial, temporal, predictive, and emerging open source technology such as "R." In addition, Teradata has collaborated with industry-leading data mining partners to provide analytics and business intelligence with highly optimized in-database integrations.
  • "Green" reduces operating expense - The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance uses up to 60% less energy and 50% less floor space for the same capability as the previous generation. Teradata achieved these savings by internal streamlining of all system management functions through virtualization technology and a compression engine that provides more performance and data storage on a cabinet-to-cabinet level when compared to the previous generation.
  • Investment protection - This platform can co-reside with the previous generation platform as a single system. This unique co-residence capability provides flexible growth options, while protecting the technology investment.

Each Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance can be configured from 2TB up to 315TB of uncompressed user data per cabinet, and scan data at more than 38GB per second per full cabinet.

More information about the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is available at the Teradata website