Teradata Review

A Very Stable Product With A 99.9% Up Time

What is most valuable?

It is a solid database a lot of different tools to move data.

How has it helped my organization?

Basically, Teradata has allowed the multiple businesses that I have consulted for to build and store their Data Warehouse related data efficiently. It also serves up the data quickly, if tuned and organized properly.

What needs improvement?

Cost, but Teradata is currently making improvements in this area.

For how long have I used the solution?

Nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Most of the organizations that I have consulted with have a 99.9% up time. The product is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Teradata is great as far as scalability once you have the product. You can move space on the fly. However, adding additional space once your disks are full in the past was expensive. I believe that they are addressing this issue by allowing you to buy only the hardware (disk space, node, amps) you need and not having to perform a total upgrade.

How are customer service and technical support?

This depends on your service agreement. If you have tier 1 support, you are guaranteed to have full support at any moment.

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

I was not in a position as a consultant to make solution decisions.

How was the initial setup?

I have never setup a Teradata box personally.

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

I am not in a position to share licensing costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not in a position as a consultant to make software solution decisions.

What other advice do I have?

Get educated about the product.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

v14, 15, 16
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user723012 (Department Head - BI Strategy and Data Governance -Strategy Direction at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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Probably it's the case of Teradata in other regions here in the middle east they are very weak in services and try to over sale by imposing hardware swap instead supporting by adding disk or nodes. And the plan is now to swap to software based solution from another vendor based on commodity servers.