Teradata Review

Performance when processing terabytes of data, and the scalability are key for us


How has it helped my organization?

We have improved our daily/monthly reporting, campaign management, and behavior analysis.

What is most valuable?

Performance when processing terabytes of data.

What needs improvement?

  • Licensing
  • Architecture openness
  • Integration with other tools

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Teradata's key strength is it's scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent. The support covers all aspects of hardware/software usage.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Oracle's performance in processing large amounts of data is very poor and we had to choose new technology.

How was the initial setup?

Complex. The process requires multiple meetings and all teams working together.

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

Teradata is expensive but gives value for money, especially if you don't want to move your data to the cloud.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM, Oracle.

What other advice do I have?

If you have purchased the hardware/software, focus on architecture and the design of data layers.

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