Teradata Data Lab Review

It has increased the speed of reporting

What is our primary use case?

Data mart implementation for the insurance industry.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Increased the speed of reporting
  • More accurate data scientist answers

What is most valuable?

  • Shared-nothing architecture
  • Recoverability

What needs improvement?

  • Cloud implementation
  • User-friendly products

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any issues with stability for Teradata solutions.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any issues with scalability for Teradata solutions.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their level of technical support is adequate. It could be better.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Oracle, though not Exadata. We switched for better reporting performance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex as we had to rewrite a lot of the code.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would advise others to look into migration and setup as a fixed price and incorporate a SaaS option for other Teradata services.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated this product versus Oracle Exadata.

What other advice do I have?

When looking into implementing this product, pricing is the main issue followed by technical expertise.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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