Teradata IntelliFlex platform updated with move to all-memory SSD.
Data and analytics specialist Teradata has announced the launch of an updated variant of its Teradata IntelliFlex platform, which has been upgraded with all-memory solid state drives (SSD). Launched back in 2016, Teradata IntelliFlex's latest SSD upgrades help to both reduce data centre space, while also increasing processing power for mission-critical analytics. These improvements include lowering data centre costs, which in turn increases customer data space by 3.5x, double the performance per kW of energy used, 7.5x in the performance for computer intensive analytics, as well as 4.5 times the level of performance for data warehouse analytics. While traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) have long been the industry standard, the last few years have seen great strides in the advancement of SSDs, both in terms of increasing capacities and declining prices. Oliver Ratzesberger, executive vice president and chief product officer at Teradata, commented: "Our customers are experiencing unprecedented growth in their advanced analytics needs and now require massive gains in their data warehouse compute power. "We specifically designed IntelliFlex to meet these demands inexhaustibly. By transitioning to all SSDs we now provide an all-memory appliance capable of delivering up to seven times the compute power per cabinet of our previous product - plus rapid performance elasticity that is simply unmatched in our market." He added: "We are providing our customers with more performance, more storage, and more memory in the same footprint, and at half the energy consumed per unit of performance delivered." In addition to the latest update of Teradata IntelliFlex, the company has also unveiled the Teradata IntelliBase, a low-cost solution designed to deliver a complete logical data warehouse in a solitary cabinet. Featuring complete, single-vendor support Teradata Database, Aster Analytics, and Hadoop, the new platform also supports the company's ecosystem of enabling applications. These include QueryGrid, Unity, and Data mover, to name a few. Tony Baer, principal analyst at Ovum, commented: "Customers are demanding flexibility. The emergence of Hadoop and big data analytics doesn't replace traditional data warehousing, it complements them. "Teradata is taking advantage of advances in commodity infrastructure and combining it with its own value-add to deliver an engineered platform that gives analytics users the best of both worlds. On the same platform, Teradata is giving customers the choice of balancing disparate requirements between cost, service level requirements, and the ability to take advantage of the different types of analytics," added Baer.
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