Teradata launches virtual storage software; Seeks hot and cold data

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.

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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, CXO, Data Centers, Data Management, Hardware, Software, Storage

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  • A dollar short and a few years too late

    Virtual storage, let alone tiered storage is
    not new and have been around for years. It's
    built into many SAN arrays today... Compellent
    and 3Par come to mind immediately.

    Symantec has their Scalable File Server built
    upon Storage Foundation for clustered storage
    and nodes. This turns ordinary commodity
    servers into a high powered clustered NAS,
    using any backend FC storage you have.

    Isilon has their iteration... F5/Acopia, and
    more...

    I'd rather see an evaluation of the various
    technologies and see pro's and con's to each at
    a point product, and how it wraps into an
    entire solution. Like how to back it up, how
    to add storage, how to add performance, etc...
    And above all, some sort of $ per GB, $ per
    GB/s, and ROI models.
    unredeemed