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Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments

8 May 2013 San Diego - Teradata, an analytic data solutions company, has introduced Teradata Intelligent Memory, an innovative database technology. Teradata Intelligent Memory creates the industry's first extended memory space beyond cache that significantly increases query performance and enables organisations to leverage in-memory technologies with big, diverse data. Teradata's innovations help results-oriented organisations to use all their data to know more about their customers and business - so they can do more to drive profitability.

"The introduction of Teradata Intelligent Memory allows our customers to exploit the performance of memory within Teradata Platforms in a new way, and extends our leadership position as the best performing data warehouse technology at the most competitive price", stated Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "Teradata Intelligent Memory technology is built into the data warehouse and customers don't have to buy a separate appliance. Additionally, Teradata enables its customers to configure the exact amount of in-memory capability needed for critical workloads. It can be difficult, expensive, and impractical to keep all data in memory, and Teradata's unique approach means the right amount of memory can be applied to the right set of data for blinding performance - automatically."

Teradata Intelligent Memory is another best-of-breed solution that fits into the overall Unified Data Architecture strategy, which leverages Teradata, Teradata Aster, and open source Apache Hadoop. Data in Apache Hadoop that is frequently used can be accessed through Teradata SQL-H, and based on temperature of the data, moved to Intelligent Memory to take advantage of its high performance computing capability.

Some organisations have opted to store all data in memory to speed answers to queries, but the cost is prohibitive and there are limits on memory capacity, which is important with the volumes of big, diverse data needed for analysis. Teradata Intelligent Memory manages the data in this new space by predictively placing the very hottest or most frequently used data into memory, then automatically updating and synchronizing it. The process doesn't need any human intervention. Teradata Intelligent Memory never requires that changes be made to applications, SQL queries, or how the data is stored. Teradata offers customers the benefits of data analytics on data in-memory. Access to data in-memory eliminates disk I/O bottlenecks and query delays, and increases system throughput Access to data in-memory is three orders of magnitude faster than access to hard disk drives.

Teradata Intelligent Memory is available for any of the current Teradata workload-specific platforms running the Teradata Database. For organisations looking for departmental solutions, Integrated Data Warehouse or Active Data Warehouse, Teradata Intelligent Memory delivers the performance required to deliver analytics to drive competitive advantage.

Teradata Intelligent Memory uses sophisticated algorithms that automatically age, track, and rank data to ensure effective data management and support for user queries. Inside Teradata Intelligent Memory, data can be stored and compressed in columns and rows, which maximizes the amount of data in the memory space. Teradata Intelligent Memory places only the very hottest data to the new extended memory space. Organisations benefit by being able to access the most current data quickly from system memory to satisfy the vast majority of their queries, which also achieves a better financial return on investment.

Organisations that are faced with heightened competition and economic conditions continue to demand more from their data warehouses to help make critical business decisions. There is a need to have as much data available as possible to broaden and deepen the analyses conducted by the business. However, data warehouse performance is impacted by the rapid growth of data volume, complexity, variety, variability, and the analytic applications that use the data. Database administrators cannot manually tune and adjust settings to accommodate every change in workload.

"Teradata's new in-memory architecture is integrated with its management of data temperature", stated Richard Winter, chief executive officer, WinterCorp. "This is very significant, because the hottest data will migrate automatically to the in-memory layer - Teradata Intelligent Memory; the next hottest data will move automatically to solid state disk; and, so on. Teradata also provides the column storage and data compression that amplify the value of data in memory. The customer sees increased performance without having to make decisions about which data is placed in memory."

Teradata is the only vendor to take a comprehensive, systems-level approach to multi-temperature data management to ensure optimum performance to meet the extreme service level demands of business users. To meet users' demands, Teradata Intelligent Memory extends multi-temperature data management into the memory layer. It supplements other multi-temperature features including Teradata Virtual Storage which continuously migrates data to the appropriate level of storage, solid state drive (SSD) and hard disk drive (HDD) technology, based on its temperature to achieve optimum data warehouse performance.

Teradata Virtual Storage provides an automated lifecycle management process where "cold" or the least used data is migrated to less expensive drives. In addition, when data is identified as "cold", or the least used, the Teradata compress-on-cold feature automatically compresses the data to deliver dramatic space savings. This process eliminates the frequent compression and decompression of hot data, is effortless for customers, and provides a significant increase in the amount of data stored. When user data is highly compressed and it is transferred to the new memory space, Teradata Intelligent Memory is able to further maximize the amount of data in the memory space.

Teradata Intelligent Memory will be available as part of Teradata Database 14.10 for release in the second quarter of 2013.
Source: Teradata

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Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...