Teradata Enterprise Access for Hadoop will be available by the end of second quarter, 2013.Teradata Unified Data Architecture for the futureTeradata is the leader in helping unify best-in-class data and analytic platforms for creating deep business insights and competitive advantage. Not only is Teradata delivering on this promise today, but it is committed to the vision of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture for the future. Gartner, one of the first industry analyst groups to spot this trend, coined the term "logical data warehouse," an approach Teradata Unified Data Architecture utilizes. Gartner analysts, Mark A. Beyer, and Roxane Edjlali, reported, "Importantly, the Logical Data Warehouse (LDW) promotes the concept of "best-fit engineering," in which each part of the overall analytics data management infrastructure uses the most appropriate solution based upon the expected service delivery requirements. Organizations report that these hybrid approaches are already reducing costs and time to delivery when changes or additions in the warehouse are required." Gartner report, "The Future of Data Management for Analytics Is the Logical Data Warehouse," February 28, 2013. A key enabler of the Teradata vision for unified data is Teradata Unity, an integrated product portfolio that turns a multi-system Teradata environment into an orchestrated ecosystem. It delivers transparent access, high-speed data loading, intelligent data movement, and end-to-end monitoring, as well as control for Teradata multi-system environments. Each component underscores Teradata's continued commitment to solving the challenges customers face in trying to simplify what are often complex data-driven environments. "Teradata is committed to offering its customers choices in how they integrate all their data, and build out their unified architectures with the best, most effective hardware and software This empowers customers to not only meet today's requirements, but to constantly innovate for future needs," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. According to Gnau, "We designed the Unified Data Architecture to be flexible enough to meet the individual needs of customers. It allows integration of open source Apache Hadoop with the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse and all Teradata appliances. The result is an analytic environment capable of meeting the operational and strategic needs of thousands of users, running hundreds of applications, on any data, at any time."