Teradata added Hadoop integration to its unified data architecture, partnered with Mellanox to increase throughput on its systems and launched its latest data warehouse platform.
The moving parts come as Teradata is blending Hadoop technology and partnering to deliver what Tasso Argyros, co-president Teradata Aster, calls a "best of breed component" approach that integrates parts tightly and packages systems.
According to Teradata the latest additions to its unified data architecture, which melds data warehouse systems, Teradata Aster's discovery platform, Hadoop and best-of-breed partner tools, break down like this:
Argyros said that Teradata's goal was to form a platform that can ingest structured and unstructured data into one architecture. "The way we included Hadoop makes it a data refinery where it can be ingested to get it ready for further analysis that can happen in Teradata or Aster," he said.
As for Hadoop, Teradata's Argyros said it makes more sense to partner with leading distributions instead of building its own. Recently, EMC and Intel launched their own distributions of Hadoop. "We don't want to go out and pretend we have a Hadoop distribution," he said. "There are other distributions that are market leading."