Teradata launches Hadoop portfolio

Teradata Portfolio offers enterprises Hadoop-based platforms, software, consulting services, training and support

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Teradata launches Hadoop portfolio Teradata has launched a portfolio of Hadoop solutions.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  July 4, 2013

Leading analytic data solutions company Teradata, has introduced the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop that provides open, flexible, and comprehensive options to deploy and manage Apache Hadoop. The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop is designed to offer customers new flexible Hadoop-based product platforms, software, consulting services, training, and customer support. 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.

"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 Tbk mobile telecommunications, Swisscom Schweis AG, and Wells Fargo Bank," said Scott Gnau, 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."

Increasing data volumes, complexity, and velocity have created many challenges for organizations, according to Teradata, they must evolve their enterprise data architecture to develop an ever-faster ability to capture, store, and refine the 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 features. A part of the challenge is the cost of hiring several Hadoop specialists or data scientists is too high for many ‘main street' organisations to pay, according to Teradata.

"Teradata and Hortonworks have extended their strategic partnership to allow Teradata to resell and offer support for Hortonworks Data Platform. Working together, we are simplifying the deployment of Apache Hadoop and enabling customers to leverage all their data to create substantial business value," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks. "Now Teradata can offer the proven 100 percent open-source Hortonworks Data Platform, customer support, and direct access to the latest technologies coming from the Apache Hadoop community."

The Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop is designed to offer organisations flexible choices for Hadoop implementation. For IT departments who 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 who prefer to build their own systems, but want the support of Teradata, two commodity platforms for Hadoop are available: Teradata Commodity Configuration 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 offers  the flexibility to move Hadoop projects from development to production, because of the common Hortonworks Data Platform throughout the portfolio. In addition, Teradata assists organisations with software, robust consulting services, and customer support to further make Hadoop a valuable part of the next-generation Teradata Unified Data Architecture.

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