Teradata on Monday said its Database 13.10 is available and stumped for better time aware analysis in data warehousing applications.
So-called temporal analysis refers to the ability to analyze data based on changes in history instead of just the most current data. Teradata argues that seeing how data changed will cut down on the use of customer reports as sell as implementation times. In a nutshell, Teradata Database 13.10 time-aware capabilities are supposed to highlight how markets have changed rather than how they look at one point in time.
Teradata's latest database will automatically update and check changes by date so there's a complete change history. Typically, these time-data updates required manual scripts. For instance, automated time analysis could highlight how a sales region may perform if a star sales team moves to another division through time. Product sales can be tracked year over year even if the goods change categories.
The database update, along with hardware tweaks, comes as Teradata is one of the few independent data warehousing players left. Oracle is gunning for Teradata with its Exadata product line. Meanwhile, IBM bought Netezza in a move to bolster its analytics appliance line-up.
Among other Teradata odds and ends Monday: