Teradata Provides Secure, Self-Service Access and Analysis on Data in Hadoop

Teradata, a provider of analytic data solutions, is offering business analysts self-service access to Apache Hadoop to enable quicker and smarter business decisions. According to the company, Teradata Enterprise Access for Hadoop, part of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture, allows business analysts to reach through Teradata directly into Hadoop to find new business value from the analysis of big data.

Teradata smart loader for Hadoop and Teradata SQL-H are two new features in this solution that make access to data in Hadoop easy and secure for business analysts. Teradata Enterprise Access for Hadoop provides organizations with robust security, workload management, and comprehensive standard ANSI SQL support on Apache Hadoop, and provides organizations with more options for implementation of their unified data architecture. Due to Teradata’s flexibility, organizations are better suited to build complete, easy-to-use, cost-effective analytic enterprise architectures.

The Teradata Unified Data Architecture enables real-time delivery of intelligence to decision-makers. Teradata Studio with Smart Loader for Hadoop provides a point-and-click interface to browse and move data between Teradata and Hadoop for analysis and self-service BI. Users can load, govern, access, and share data in and out of Hadoop, enabling ad-hoc reporting and analysis in a secure data warehouse environment. The smart loader supports both Hortonworks Data Platform and Cloudera Distribution.

Teradata SQL-H gives any user or application direct access to data stored with Hadoop through strandard ANSI SQL. “We have the ability to take the extensions in the SQL language and reach out through those extensions to access the data directly in the H catalog and then bring up a function that reads the data off of those different files in real time. We no longer have to shuffle the files through a loading process, and we don’t even have to land the data anywhere in the process of getting it into the Teradata system,” Dan Graham, Teradata’s general manager of enterprise systems, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Teradata SQL-H supports Hortonworks Data Platform, leveraging the open-source Apache HCatalog project.

Teradata Enterprise Access for Hadoop will be available by the end of second quarter, 2013. For more information, visit