The Teradata Database system is different from other databases in a number of fundamental ways. If you want to know what these differences are and how they make it possible for Teradata to deliver unlimited scalability in every dimension, high performance, simple management, Query Grid to Hadoop and other databases and all the other requirements of the Active Data Warehouse and structured Big Data, then this is the session for you.

How the latest additions to Teradata extend and change the architecture will be highlighted. We will discuss the architecture of Teradata in detail and how it enables you to quickly, efficiently and flexibly deliver value to your business.

With a plethora of database products on the market and an emerging market of new players today, it is increasingly difficult to understand how any of them are differentiated. It is challenging for evaluators and decision makers to get below the marketing slides to understand the technical differences.

Key product requirements needed to support scalable SQL analytics will be defined. An in depth look at the architecture will show what makes Teradata a differentiated product and how it responds to those requirements. Recent changes to extend the Teradata architecture will be included.

Evaluators and decision makers will have better information to use when choosing technology for a data warehouse. Architects, DBAs and developers will gain a better understanding of how Teradata works which they can use to get the best from their investment. Experienced users will get a view into the latest additions.

Note: This was a 2012 Teradata Partners Conference session, updated in November 2014.

Presenter: Todd Walter, Chief Technologist and Distinguished Fellow – Teradata



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Audience: Data Warehouse Administrator, Data Warehouse Architect/Designer, Data Warehouse Program Manager

Course number:49873
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Format:Recorded webcast
Credit hours:3.00