According to a new report from Forrester Research, Teradata has been marked as one of the three Leaders in its evaluation of Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems. The report named, “The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016 by Noel Yuhanna and Mike Gualtieri, seven vendors were evaluated, and Forrester identified three Leaders and four Strong Performers – all of whom “offer competitive solutions that provide enterprise scale and proven Hadoop systems.”
The distinguishing criteria for vendor selection included: 1) a comprehensive Hadoop-optimized system offering, 2) optimized systems for Hadoop that support various enterprise big data use cases, 3) a referenceable installed base, 4) client inquiries or noteworthy technologies that put the vendor on Forrester’s radar, and 5) a publicly available offering.
Regarding Teradata, Forrester wrote, “Teradata’s fifth-generation Hadoop appliance is efficient and refined. Teradata is one of the few vendors that have had significant success with data management appliances over the past decade. Teradata Appliance for Hadoop comes integrated with multiple software components (open source and commercial), including the latest versions of Hadoop from Cloudera or Hortonworks, Teradata Connector for Hadoop and Teradata Hadoop Command Line Interface … Teradata also provides solutions consulting through its Think Big consulting group to design and build integrated business solutions.”
The Teradata Appliance for Hadoop is a ready-to-run platform preconfigured and optimized to run enterprise-class big data workloads with Teradata software, making Hadoop easier to manage.
“In the past couple of years we have seen rapidly increasing adoption of big data analytics across industry verticals in India. Customers are looking to unlock new data sources with enterprise-class Hadoop platforms. Teradata Appliance for Hadoop is easy to manage without requiring specialized software or hardware skills. Unlike in-house deployments, this appliance eliminates the operational overhead costs of installing the OS, setting up network and disk, configuring and tuning the Hadoop software and data integration costs with existing systems. Also, ongoing costs like system administration, outages costs during system downtimes, multiple vendor support costs across the stack are either completely eliminated or significantly diminished as the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop is a pre-integrated, tuned, ready-to-go solution that leads to faster time to value. Indian Organisations can expect to receive great value from the adoption of this solution, said Sunil Jose, Managing Director, Teradata India.
“Teradata offers the most enterprise-ready portfolio of Hadoop tools with advanced professional services – and provides the deepest Hadoop integration in the business. This is driving rapid growth in big data analytics, with more adoption by customers, programs to expand Hadoop, data lakes and analytic use cases,” said Oliver Ratzesberger, President of Teradata Labs. “Our customers are openly enthusiastic about our enterprise product roadmap and future directions. As our large customers continue making significant investments in Teradata and its Hadoop portfolio, we are also helping customers who are new to Hadoop.”
Additionally, the company writing on its official release says, The Teradata Appliance for Hadoop also includes Presto which is a next-generation, open source SQL query engine that runs on multiple Hadoop distributions. Presto can reach out from a Hadoop platform to query Cassandra, relational databases, or proprietary data stores. This cross-platform analytic capability allows Presto users to extract the maximum business value from data lakes of any size, from gigabytes to petabytes. Presto, bundled with the Hadoop appliance is targeted to be available in the third quarter of this year.
Teradata will be a sponsor at the upcoming Hadoop Summit in San Jose June 28-30.