Teradata unveils revamped licensing model for hybrid cloud
The new licensing model delivers subscription-based licenses, simplified tiers with bundled features and portability for deployment flexibility.
Teradata, a global data and analytics company, today revealed a novel licensing model across hybrid cloud deployments.
Announced during the Teradata Universe Conference, which is set to run from 3 - 5 April, 2017, in Nice, France, the model brings a new level of flexibility to Teradata's customers aiming to expand further into the hybrid cloud environment.
The new licensing model's benefits include simplified tiers with bundled features, subscription-based licenses, as well as portability for deployment flexibility. This marks a shift away from cloud lock-in or siloed on-premises deployments, which is typical in the current hybrid cloud market, and often challenging for end-users to identify a solution that fits their needs.
John Dinning, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Teradata, said: "The Teradata Database continues to be recognized as the leading data management solution for analytics in every performance parameter, and today we can also say it comes with the very best value proposition."
He added: "Not only is the database license portable across the hybrid cloud options, but so are workloads, enabled by a common code base in all deployments. This flexibility is a first in our industry and means that data models, applications, and development efforts can be migrated or transferred unchanged across any ecosystem.
Teradata has also revealed that subscription-based licenses will come in four simplified tiers, ranging from a free tier for database development, all the way up to high-concurrency mixed-workload analytical systems. The four license tiers will comprise of developer, base, advanced and enterprise.