April 23, 2012 – Teradata plans to beef up its data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities for private cloud deployments.

On Monday, Teradata announced the availability of Teradata ADW Private Cloud, the on-demand version of its data warehousing line. The private cloud data warehouse offerings consolidate enterprise servers, cut away data marts that otherwise have low utilization and provide active access to BI data in the cloud, including the business analytics feature, Teradata Data Lab. In a news release on the private cloud releases, Teradata Labs President Scott Gnau cites the increase in BI data visibility from a cloud data warehouse, as well as possible reductions in labor and data center costs “without the performance penalty of more traditional virtualization approaches.”

Mark Madsen, president of analyst firm Third Nature, said in a news release that the “near future” calls for advanced private cloud deployments that carry greater performance and availability with BI workloads than found in public cloud options.

"The combination of on-demand provisioning, an elastic model for adding and removing resources at any time, and pay-for-use pricing bring the key cost and agility benefits of cloud computing to the data warehouse," said Madsen of Teradata’s new release.

In the last year, more large vendors have announced shifts in BI and data warehousing offerings to on-demand or as-a-service, as seen in Oracle’s big public cloud push, IBM’s PureSystems releases and an R&D partnership between HP and Microsoft.

In another Teradata announcement made during the weekend, the Ohio-based DW and BI vendor also released an integrated analytics offering with SAS. The SAS High-Performance Analytics for Teradata includes the Teradata 700 database appliance and is highlighted by data compression and analysis features through new in-memory capabilities.

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