Teradata offers a single source for all things Hadoop
By Digital News Asia June 28, 2013
- Hadoop a key enabler of next-gen data architecture, but hard to manage and specialists are costly hires
- Teradata claims new products, services and support make Hadoop easy to deploy and manage
ANALYTIC data solutions company Teradata has introduced the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop, which it claimed provides the most open, flexible and comprehensive options to deploy and manage Apache Hadoop.
The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop offers customers new flexible Hadoop-based product platforms, software, consulting services, training and customer support, the company said in a statement.
Teradata’s innovations have made Hadoop easier to integrate into modern enterprise data architectures and enable more users to know more, and do more with data in Hadoop, it added.
“Teradata is now off and running as a trusted single source for all things Hadoop with many leading customers such as Dell, Otto Group, PT XL Axiata, Swisscom Schweiz and Wells Fargo Bank,” said Scott Gnau (pic), president, Teradata Labs.
“We built The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop to support organisations struggling with Hadoop implementations by taking the complexity and cost out of deploying and managing the solutions,” he added.
Increasing data volumes, complexity, and velocity have created many challenges for organisations, Teradata said.
They must evolve their enterprise data architecture to develop an ever-faster ability to capture, store, and refine data. This requires that organisations be able to process social media, documents, text, images, audio and other forms of multi-structured data.
Hadoop has gained in popularity as a key enabler of the next-generation data architecture, but organisations are struggling with deployment of its uniquely engineered features.
A part of the challenge is the cost of hiring several Hadoop specialists or data scientists, which is too high for many ‘main street’ organisations to pay, Teradata said.
To respond to the customers’ challenges and help them extend their data architectures, the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop offers organisations flexible choices for Hadoop implementation.
For IT departments which want turnkey, ready-to-run solutions, Teradata offers two premium platforms: Teradata Appliance for Hadoop and Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance.
For engineering-led IT departments which prefer to build their own systems but want the support of Teradata, two commodity platforms for Hadoop are available: Teradata Commodity Offering for Hadoop and Teradata Software Only for Hadoop.
The variety of Hadoop implementations provides organisations real choices depending on the level of enterprise expertise and budgetary constraints, Teradata said.
The company said it offers the flexibility to seamlessly move Hadoop projects from development to production, because of the common Hortonworks Data Platform throughout the portfolio.
In addition, Teradata will assists organisations with software, consulting services and customer support to further make Hadoop a valuable part of the next-generation Teradata Unified Data Architecture.
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