Teradata is gung-ho on the marriage of data warehousing technology and solid-state disk (SSD) drives, saying the combination will bolster the analytical prowess of its platforms and lower power requirements, to boot.
At a recent user conference in Las Vegas, reports MarketWatch, the company unveiled a working prototype that the company says could be ready as early as next year. The SSDs provide a twofold increase in I/O performance, allowing for lightning-fast data analysis and read/write operations.
The company is most likely to deliver mixed warehousing systems consisting of both SSD and HDD technology. Executives say the company's Virtual Storage system is already adept at balancing loads across various storage media and will be able to shuttle more frequently used data into the faster SSD drives.