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Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Efficiency of running analytical queries. Teradata was mainly invented for that purpose and it really does it well. We were able to migrate the code from SAS analytical… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with analytical queries * A conventional and easily defined way to build a data warehouse or a layer of data marts * Better… more»

What needs improvement?

Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some… more»

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

Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

It is hard to say what our clients had been using before. It is safe to say that this was their first option for analytical data warehouse implementation.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it an eight out of 10. It is definitely the best RDBMS I have ever worked with, in the sense of building a data warehouse. It is fast, and easy to use in terms of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Usual alternatives in the same segment for our clients are Oracle Exadata, SAP HANA, and Hadoop.
Santosh K Dash
Consultant
Solution Lead at a tech 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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

There is some improvement required on OLTP level and some analytical function is missing.

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

Teradata is easy-to-use for data warehouse and BI application. It's extremely fast and also advanced analytics work can be done in a very flexible manner.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No other solution used.

What other advice do I have?

Teradata provides the analytical performance we need through its “parallel everything” design and industry leading optimizer to intelligently process all types of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Oracle Exadata.
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ChrisRosser
Real User
Business Analyst / Data Engineer
Aug 15 2017

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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

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

I am not in a position to share licensing costs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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

What other advice do I have?

Get educated about the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not in a position as a consultant to make software solution decisions.
Alex Egorov
Real User
Senior Java Developer at EPAM Systems at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scalability * Functionality * Performance

How has it helped my organization?

Improved performance of ETL procedures, reporting. Decreased efforts, time, and number of staff supporting DWH.

What needs improvement?

GUI of administrative tools is really outdated.

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

It is still a very expensive solution. While I very much like the pure technological supremacy of the software itself, I believe Teradata as a company needs to become more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Oracle. Scalability and performance were the reasons we decided to try Teradata.

What other advice do I have?

Go with the Enterprise series and don't waste time and money on 25xx. Sooner or later you will migrate anyway, so don't even start with departmental solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did performance testing. We had a set of real life MicroStrategy reports. Our conditions were: Not allowed to redesign data model, not allowed to rewrite the queries… more»
Real User
Technical Manager at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

None.

How has it helped my organization?

It didn't improve the way our organization functions.

What needs improvement?

There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, we already had SAP IQ and were using it. We didn’t switch. We tried but it failed.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Teradata two out of 10. At first, support was very good, but during and after they ended their operation in Turkey it was very bad. We had some agreements and they gave us some promises but... We bought it three years ago but we… more»
Qamar Shahbaz Ul Haq
Real User
Manager BI Development at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Performance when processing terabytes of data.

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

* Licensing * Architecture openness * Integration with other tools

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM, Oracle.
Sudhindra N
Real User
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Parallel processing features have helped to easily dump any size of data and retrieve data with great performance. Features like TPump were helpful for real-time data loads compatible with almost all other APIs/tools in our enterprise. Inbuilt architecture reduces admins' efforts.

How has it helped my organization?

* Building a data warehouse with Teradata has definitely helped a lot of our downstream applications to more easily access information. * It has reduced a lot of reworking on maintaining indexes, partitions, etc. Due to its architecture, the focus has been shifted from not maintaining the database to how we can utilize the data/features.

What needs improvement?

* Cost * Scalability It would help to make scaling easier with a reduced cost.
BrenoNunes
Real User
Auditor Federal de Finanças e Controle with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 29 2019

What do you think of Teradata?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is the Transparency Portal of the Brazilian Government. Teradata provides the database infrastructure for this analytical site that is able to create an online BI experience that provides details on how the Brazilian government spends public money.

How has it helped my organization?

Teradata has allowed us to provide an online BI solution that no other player was able to do.

What is most valuable?

The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are two…
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