Teradata’s New IntelliCloud leverages AWS for Big Data Analytics Data analytics specialist Teradata announced this week that it has launched a secure managed cloud service that uses Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). Teradata IntelliCloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that can be deployed in the company’s own IntelliFlex enterprise data warehouse platform or in AWS infrastructure provisioned and managed by Teradata. According to the company, IntelliCloud will be made available in select U.S.-based AWS regions by the end of the first quarter. International public cloud regions from AWS will be added later. Future deployment options are also planned for the Microsoft Azure cloud, as well as on-premises. Teradata stated that the analytics service will be able to support the same enterprise workloads and use cases as the company’s on-premise systems. However, it is available on a subscription pricing structure similar to SaaS offerings. Teradata stated in a statement that the most common use cases for companies using IntelliCloud to run their analytic ecosystem are production, test, development, and quality control. “Hybrid cloud use case for IntelliCloud customers who also have Teradata on-premises systems include cloud disaster recovery and cloud bursting, as well as cloud data marts, data labs, and cloud data marts. The company highlighted the following initial capabilities of the new offering:

  • Teradata Database, Teradata Analytics or Hadoop software from Cloudera and Hortonworks available.
  • Bundled infrastructure services include platform deployment and management as well as onboarding and provisioning assistance. System monitoring and maintenance, patches, software upgrades, software upgrades, encryption of data at rest, enterprise-class security and premium cloud support are all included.
  • Service availability of 99.9% in Teradata datacenters for infrastructure management
  • Analytic ecosystem applications include Teradata QueryGrid and Teradata AppCenter. Demand Chain Management, Industry Data Models, and many more.

The company stated in a blog post that customers will be able to manage their IntelliCloud accounts via a Web-based management console. This console can monitor system utilization, schedule back-ups, set or modify security parameters, spin up additional cloud resources, and much more.