DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARTNERS User Group Conference - Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company, introduced today the Teradata Cloud, which delivers sophisticated analytics as a service with rapid provisioning and scalability in a subscription model. Teradata is also making available its powerful, market-leading technologies including Teradata Database and Teradata Aster Discovery Platform as a service for data warehousing and discovery analytics. These combined offers allow customers to benefit from Teradata's Unified Data Architecture to enable business insight from all types of data – with the additional option of cloud-based delivery.
"With the Teradata Cloud, Teradata offers the broadest range of analytic solutions in the marketplace; we provide the solution you want, when you want it, and where you want it," said Scott Gnau, President of Teradata Labs. "Teradata Cloud increases your infrastructure choices, is TCO-neutral to the on-premise solution, and because it's backed by Teradata there's no need to accept restrictions on application design, feature functionality, or performance."
The Teradata Cloud includes Data Warehouse as a Service which is available today in the United States. With Data Warehouse as a Service, customers can access Teradata Database, ETL and BI ecosystems—managed by Teradata—in a secure and reliable production class environment in the cloud. In this cloud model, Teradata assumes all responsibility for hardware/software and also daily end-to-end operations via Teradata Managed Services. In addition, these capabilities are available on a monthly subscription.
"The market for cloud analytics will grow in the next 3-5 years," said Shawn Rogers, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates, a consulting firm specializing in analytics and cloud technology. "With this new cloud offer, Teradata delivers a flexible, scalable option for a complete set of cloud-based analytics, industry expertise and consulting services."
In the first half of 2014, Teradata will enhance the Teradata Cloud by adding Discovery as a Service and Data Management as a Service, meaning that Teradata's entire Unified Data Architecture can be implemented as an on-premise private cloud or inside the Teradata Cloud. Teradata Cloud includes rapid provisioning, flexible pricing options and scalability as needed. To complete the cloud package, Teradata offers industry starter kits, for rapid data modeling, data loading and BI reporting to help drive immediate business value.
"Teradata Cloud is an additional way to deliver world-class analytics," said Ed White, General Manager, Teradata Cloud Solutions. "This is a secure and highly available cloud solution that offers customers powerful and advanced analytics for all data types – structured and multi-structured – in optional packages for economic flexibility."
For Teradata Cloud, there are four elements to each "as a service" offer:
Figure 1. Teradata Cloud "As a Service" Components
ViSalus - Best-in-Class Analytics in the Cloud
Teradata Cloud customer ViSalus markets and sells weight loss, functional food and nutritional supplement products in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom through a network of independent promoters. In preparation for further expansion, ViSalus has deployed a cloud strategy from Teradata. ViSalus's Chief Technology Officer, Aldo Moreno, stated: "The Teradata Cloud is a good fit for our business and technology requirements – with accelerated analytic insight on a subscription basis; a platform that scales quickly and smoothly and gives us what we need, when we need it. As our business grows, there is no question that a cloud-computing model has economic benefits, while also providing the power of Teradata's best-in-breed analytic environment on a utility basis."
Teradata Cloud – Latest Option in a Broad Solution Portfolio
Teradata Cloud is an additional deployment option that is part of a broader solutions portfolio including the Teradata ADW Private Cloud with elastic performance on demand and analytical sandboxes, Teradata Virtual Machine Edition and Teradata Express for VMware Player. Teradata Express is also available for Data-Driven Marketing delivered in the Cloud from Teradata Applications, through which the company's entire Integrated Marketing Management (IMM) suite is now available.
Teradata customers and cloud experts will be leading sessions at the PARTNERS event this week. Here are highlights.
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