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Teradata Hadoop appliances now under a little Cloudera cover

Hortonworks and Haswell also get in on the act

Teradata has updated its Hadoop appliance with support for Cloudera Hadoop as well as Hortonworks' distribution, and given it a Haswell go-faster booster – and all this on top of a widening of the configuration options.

Teradata Appliance for Hadoop v5 uses Intel Haswell CPU tech and is, Teradata said, "optimised for intensive computational workloads with more CPU and memory, and smaller storage disks".

Available CPU horsepower runs from dual 12-core Xeons at 2.5GHz (Hadoop Master/Edge/Balanced Data/Performance Data Nodes) or dual 8-core Intel Xeons at 2.6GHz (Hadoop Capacity Data Nodes) with configurable memory options from 128GB to 512GB.

It can store up to 288TB raw data per cabinet, with the entire system scaling up to 23PB. Teradata’s BYNET V5 on dual 40Gbit/s InfiniBand interconnects is used for data exchange between nodes in the appliance as well as with other Teradata and Teradata Aster appliances.

There are Performance, Capacity and Balanced configuration options:

  • Performance – optimised to run streaming applications like Spark, Storm, and SQL-Hadoop engines such as Presto and Impala; dual 12-core Xeons at 2.5GHz; 24 x 1.2TB drives; 9.6TB user space
  • Capacity – lower cost storage, less memory, and fewer CPUs "to store greater quantities of infrequently used data with acceptable levels of performance"; dual 8-core Intel Xeons at 2.6GHz, 12 x 4TB drives; 16TB user space
  • Balanced – appropriate CPU, memory, and storage disks for extract, transform and load (ETL) jobs and analytic workloads; dual 12-core Xeons at 2.5GHz, 12 x 4TB drives; 16TB user space

The Teradata Appliance for Hadoop 5 should be available by the end of third quarter. Teradata QueryGrid support for it will be available in the fourth quarter. Get some more info here. ®

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