October 14, 2008

Quick guide to Teradata’s announcements this week

The Teradata Partners (i.e., user) conference is this week.  So there have been lots of press releases, some presentations, lots of meetings, and so on.  A lot of Teradata’s messaging is in flux, as it moves fairly rapidly to correct what I believe have been some deficiencies in the past.  One confusing result is that there was very little prebriefing about the actual announcement details, and we’re all scrambling to figure out what’s up.

Teradata does a good job of collecting its press releases at one URL.  So without linking to most of them individually, let me jump in to an overview of Teradata news this week (whether or not in actual press release format):

Let me stop here and post this.  More coming.


9 Responses to “Quick guide to Teradata’s announcements this week”

  1. Rob Paller on October 14th, 2008 12:44 pm

    The 50% savings in power for SSDs is still pretty substantial. I’m curious how much heat is reduced by going with a cabinet full of SSDs. It will help toward reducing the cooling needs of the data center as well. (This couldn’t have been factored into the 50% or even 90% energy savings.)

    Teradata’s list pricing should simply be called tongue-in-cheek pricing.

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  3. Curt Monash on October 14th, 2008 1:14 pm


    My point on the power savings or lack thereof is that the whole thing isn’t very — no pun intended — baked yet.

    And while we’re talking about heat, something I didn’t mention yet is that Teradata is trying to engineer its systems to tolerate higher temperatures, therefore reducing the amount of cooling needed.

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  5. Rob Paller on October 15th, 2008 10:45 am


    I see where you are going on SSD concept isn’t ready for prime time yet. Glad to see they are addressing heat tolerances as well.


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