Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, today introduced Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop 2 to reduce the risk, cost, and complexity of Hadoop deployment and management. The comprehensive portfolio helps organizations address the technical and business challenges of leveraging diverse data stored in Apache™ Hadoop®. Now customers can realize the business value of a data lake with value-added software, an appliance, consulting services, training, and customer support all from a single vendor, Teradata.
The challenges facing today’s modern organizations seeking insights from existing and big data sources are varied – they lack a comprehensive data strategy, have multiple disconnected technologies, are forced to hire scarce specialists with expensive skillsets, or lack expertise with big data or analytics. Without a trusted advisor to offer guidance, enterprises can experience high costs, risks, and the unnecessary consumption of time and effort before any insight is gained from big data.
The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop 2 supports the fastest path to business value by leveraging the ‘store-everything approach’ of the data lake,” said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. “We have taken the complexity and risk out of the technology deployment, allowing organizations to focus on high-value activities.”
Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop, complete with four major components, is a flexible and comprehensive solution.
Teradata Open Distribution for Hadoop (TDH) 2.1 – An enhanced software platform, Teradata Open Distribution for Hadoop is built upon Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 and offers a comprehensive set of vital Teradata software components to make Hadoop technology more enterprise ready, including enhancements for:
- High Availability and Disaster Recovery
- Performance and Scalability
- Data Transformation and Integration
- Data Security
- Setup and Installation
- Monitoring and Manageability
These components radically simplify the operation and accelerate time-to-production, while enhancing Hadoop’s reliability, manageability, connectivity, and ease of use. Teradata Open Distribution for Hadoop leverages core Apache Hadoop 2 components built by Hortonworks, including Apache™ Hadoop® YARN, a next-generation framework for Hadoop data processing.
Teradata Appliance for Hadoop – The enhanced Teradata Appliance for Hadoop, with Teradata Open Distribution for Hadoop, is the first to run on the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1. The appliance is delivered ready-to-run and optimized for enterprise-class data storage and management. The appliance can scale from 144 terabytes to over 98 petabytes of data to meet the customers’ growth needs. The Teradata Appliance for Hadoop offers fast performance with the latest generation of Intel technology, and the combination of InfiniBand fabric-based hardware and Teradata BYNET®V5 software with scaling and failover capability.
Teradata Consulting Services – The enhanced Teradata Consulting Services now offers expertise on hardening of security and safeguarding privacy, an assessment to determine the best-fit data platform for deployment, and the most effective way to integrate data from various sources. Teradata Consulting Services takes a comprehensive approach to big data by offering help to “identify and advise” and “architect and implement.” In addition, they provide managed services for ongoing operations, and rigorous, in-depth training on deployment and management.
Teradata Customer Services – Unique in the industry, Teradata Customer Services has expanded its services and now supports and maintains big data and Hadoop environments. Teradata helps customers realize the benefits of big data analytics within a Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™. Teradata is dedicated to developing and supporting large-scale production deployments and will provide a single point of contact for customers for all hardware and software, with the backing of Hortonworks. The Teradata Customer Services group also supports Hadoop offered on commodity servers, and software-only implementations of the Hortonworks Data Platform.
With the explosion of new data types, enterprises are turning to Apache Hadoop to create analytic applications that derive actionable insights from previously uncaptured data,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks. “With the support of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1, Teradata is helping to usher in the next-generation enterprise architecture with a portfolio that incorporates the latest Apache Hadoop innovations, including YARN and Tez, and effectively manages multi-structured data.”
The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop 2 will be available in the third quarter of 2014 with partner support.
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