Teradata Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Enterprise Programmes Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Each has its strengths and weaknesses; this is why we use a blended environment. We have a holistic view which is very mature and thus, it is impossible to give a concise answer. However, converting the Teradata from a pure BI to an ODS has... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is the core of our fundamental real-time reporting and operational planning. It has saved us over eight figures in the operational run costs, improved data quality and consistency as well as reduced our overall infrastructure support... more»

What needs improvement?

The increasing volumes of data demand more and more performance. I truly believe that in five years, we will breach the effective limits of Teradata to perform in a multi-petabyte environment, i.e., without significant changes to its... more»
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Real User
Teradata Team Leader at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The two types of partitioning have been very significant for us - row and columnar partitioning.

How has it helped my organization?

With the current machine we are able to eliminate the use of OLAP cubes and allow customer queries to run directly on the Teradata machine. We have now started running more profit generating activities on the Teradata machine, as opposed to... more»

What needs improvement?

Data synchronization to the DR site. My company’s management has to decide whether to invest in this area. This is more an internal issue at the company and definitely not a problem with the Teradata product. If we end up migrating to another... more»
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Chief Data Architect at Lucid Technologies & Solutions
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable feature is definitely its ability to scale with large volumes of data. Its MPP architecture really allows you to scale to multiple TBs (we have not tried beyond that though).

How has it helped my organization?

We used this solution as a banking data warehouse and for departmental marts. In addition, we used Teradata's FSLDM to model the data warehouse. The data warehouse, true to its purpose, integrated data and improved access to high quality data... more»

What needs improvement?

Teradata recommends using a relational, normalized data model for its DW. When we attempted some dimensional models for the marts, the solution had scalability issues. The Teradata specialists attributed these issues to the solution's... more»
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Consultant
Solution Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* "Parallel Everything” design and smart Teradata Optimizer enables fast query execution across platforms. * Fully parallel MPP “shared nothing” architecture scales linearly across data, users, and applications, providing consistent and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Teradata solutions help organizations reduce IT, operations, and maintenance costs; enhance on-time delivery of products and services. Teradata has proven technology with significant advantages in some key areas, and greater depth and... more»

What needs improvement?

There is some improvement required on OLTP level and some analytical function is missing.
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Real User
Business Analyst / Data Engineer
Aug 15 2017

What do you think of Teradata?

Valuable Features It is a solid database a lot of different tools to move data. • Improvements to 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. • Room for Improvement Cost, but Teradata is currently making improvements in this area. • Use of Solution Nine years. • Stability Issues Most of the organizations that I have consulted with have a 99.9% up time. The product is very stable. • Scalability Issues 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...
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