September 3, 2009

Teradata really means that those 100+ appliances are in PRODUCTION

I was misremembering.  It turns out that when Teradata said it had over 100 appliances “in production”, it meant that >100 hardware-based appliances are actually in production. If you add in the software-only “appliances,” and count test/development as well as true production, the total rises to >200.

I tried to get a finer breakdown out of Teradata on a disclosable basis, but failed. The ostensible reason is that public companies often don’t do that sort of thing without permission from the investor relations department, and Teradata’s marketers evidently haven’t felt a sense of urgency about getting permission to, for example, communicate how well just the 25xx series is doing.


One Response to “Teradata really means that those 100+ appliances are in PRODUCTION”

  1. Teradata has over 100 appliances in production | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on September 4th, 2009 3:27 pm

    […] The breakdowns on that are NDA, and anyhow I can’t find them immediately in my notes.* But if memory serves — while a lot of those appliances are used for test and development, a whole other lot of them are used to do actual production query-answering work. (Edit: Memory turned out to be wrong.) […]

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