Teradata launches virtual storage software; Seeks hot and cold data

Summary:Teradata launched Teradata Virtual Storage, software that virtualizes storage and seeks out hot data, information used most frequently, to put it on the fastest hardware. Cold data, which is used less frequently, is put on the back burner. Here's how it works.

Teradata on Monday launched Teradata Virtual Storage, software that virtualizes storage and seeks out hot data, information used most frequently, to put it on the fastest hardware. Cold data, which is used less frequently, is put on the back burner.

Teradata, which is in a data warehousing dogfight with the likes of Oracle and HP, said that its Virtual Storage technology can cut the cost of additional storage by as much as 10 times.

The technology, which is lumped in with the Teradata 13 Database, is designed to court customer that are increasingly flocking to data warehousing for enhanced analytics and the ability to better manage risks and avert business train wrecks.

According to Teradata, the Virtual Storage technology can adapt as companies' data usage changes. One example is a wireless company that analyzes the most recent 90 days of customer records. Initially, those records would be hot. Later, this information would head to cold storage and slower systems.

Here's a look at how Teradata's Virtual Storage system works:

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Topics: Enterprise Software, Data Centers, Data Management, Hardware, Software, Storage

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