SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data solutions company, today introduced Teradata Intelligent Memory™, an innovative database technology. Teradata Intelligent Memory™ creates the industry's first extended memory space beyond cache that significantly increases query performance and enables organizations to leverage in-memory technologies with big, diverse data. Teradata's innovations help results-oriented organizations to use all their data to know more about their customers and business – so they can do more to drive profitability.
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"The introduction of Teradata Intelligent Memory allows our customers to exploit the performance of memory within Teradata Platforms in a new way, and extends our leadership position as the best performing data warehouse technology at the most competitive price," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "Teradata Intelligent Memory technology is built into the data warehouse and customers don't have to buy a separate appliance. Additionally, Teradata enables its customers to configure the exact amount of in-memory capability needed for critical workloads. It can be difficult, expensive, and impractical to keep all data in memory, and Teradata's unique approach means the right amount of memory can be applied to the right set of data for blinding performance – automatically."Teradata Intelligent Memory is another best-of-breed solution that fits into the overall Unified Data Architecture strategy, which leverages Teradata, Teradata Aster, and open source Apache™ Hadoop. Data in Apache Hadoop that is frequently used can be accessed through Teradata SQL-H, and based on temperature of the data, moved to Intelligent Memory to take advantage of its high performance computing capability. Some organizations have opted to store all data in memory to speed answers to queries, but the cost is prohibitive and there are limits on memory capacity, which is important with the volumes of big, diverse data needed for analysis. Teradata Intelligent Memory manages the data in this new space by predictively placing the very hottest or most frequently used data into memory, then automatically updating and synchronizing it. The process doesn't need any human intervention. Teradata Intelligent Memory never requires that changes be made to applications, SQL queries, or how the data is stored. Teradata offers customers the benefits of data analytics on data in-memory. Access to data in-memory eliminates disk I/O bottlenecks and query delays, and increases system throughput Access to data in-memory is three orders of magnitude faster than access to hard disk drives.