Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, has introduced innovative database license flexibility across hybrid cloud deployments, enabled through a consistent and simplified licensing model.
Teradata’s new licensing model delivers portability for deployment flexibility, subscription-based licenses and simplified tiers with bundled features. With portable database licenses, Teradata customers can now have the flexibility to choose, shift, expand, and restructure their hybrid cloud environment by moving licenses between deployment options as their business needs change. This new software licensing model is the first in the hybrid cloud market to feature portability — a shift away from cloud lock-in or siloed on-premises deployments.
In a statement, John Dinning, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Teradata said, “Not only is the database license portable across the hybrid cloud options, but so are workloads, enabled by a common code base in all deployments. This flexibility is a first in our industry and means that data models, applications, and development efforts can be migrated or transferred unchanged across any ecosystem.”
Teradata IntelliCloud is the next-generation secure managed cloud offering that provides data and analytic software as a service. It is available with new deployment choices including Teradata IntelliFlex, the company’s flagship enterprise data warehouse platform that Teradata will deploy and manage in its own data centers, and global public cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and later, from Microsoft Azure.
In order to provide simplicity and portability across deployment options, Teradata licensing is based on a consistent metric. This metric is unique in that it takes into consideration not only the number of CPU cores available, but also how much data that is able to be fed to the CPU. This benefits our customers by adjusting the licensing cost according to the performance potential of the system on which they are running.
Subscription-based licenses deliver on customer requests for lower up-front costs and smooth and consistent OpEx spending; making it easier for customers to budget and predict spending patterns. These new subscription-based licenses come in four simplified tiers designed to meet customer requirements ranging from a FREE Tier for database development to high-concurrency mixed-workload analytical systems, with new bundled features.
Teradata’s new license model is available now.