Teradata database software is robust, high quality and highly scalable. good performance

Reviewed on 01/08/2018
Verified Reviewer
Lead Data Analyst
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: Highly scalable
available vast prebuilt functionality like geospatial, json, xml types etc
works well with hundreds terabytes
ANSI SQl standard, available on AWS, Azure cloud.

Cons: cost is more than the other competitive RDBMS products. Teradata PS services are costlier. Teradata provides lots of Teradata specific functionality which other DBMS products may not have it,so migration from Teradata to other RDBMS may be challenging sometimes.

Good Database with Parallel Processing Capabilities

Reviewed on 23/11/2018
Surabhi S.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: Teradata is used or has been used in past by most of the business enterprises.
It processes of large amounts of data with ease.
Easy to navigate and good graphic user interface
Business users can also use it with basic training and query knowledge

Cons: Big data processing is a challenge due to its existing architectures.
The cloud based option needs to be more affordable and at par with other service providers.

Teradata Review : Efficient Large scale DB

Reviewed on 31/03/2019
Verified Reviewer
Advisor
Information Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: eradata is the professional standard to measure other vendors against. I have not seen other vendors with the same confidence to arrange reference calls with their clients without a moderator in attendance.
It has many features which helps to easily manage the data.

Cons: Putting Teradata in the hands of someone who is not trained can give them a bad experience. It's like giving a car with a manual transmission to someone who's never driven.

I miss Teradata for my database needs!

Reviewed on 07/05/2018
Sean L.
Data Analytics Manager
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I used Teradata extensively at my last company, and I really miss it. The user interface was simple and efficient. Importing data was easy, and query results came quickly provided that users wrote efficiently.

Cons: The only con I can think of has more to do with the occasional differences between Teradata SQL and MySQL, but that is rare, and not really the fault of the software.

Teradata Database developer review

Reviewed on 08/10/2018
Santhoshi K.
Software developer
Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: It's a powerful data base software
self maintained administration available

Pros: Highly scalable, lot of functionality available and easy to use
Can maintain petabytes of data
It can easily integrate with the big data systems

Cons: It is costlier and they are many cheaper solutions available to serve the same purpose

Must for OLAP, data warehousing, and Business Intelligence

Reviewed on 12/10/2016
Raghav K.
Software Developer
Information Technology & Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I have been employed at Teradata for past 2 years. Its a must have product for companies which want to be data driven to make informed business decisions. It can analyze massive amounts of data very fast.

Gets the Job done for Data Wizards

Reviewed on 05/08/2019
Ara S.
Mathematical Statistician
Government Administration, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: This software can do everything you need if you are proficient with big data and SQL. I can export large datasets from a server quickly and with delimiter for easy importing.

Cons: This is NOT a point and click data management tool. If you are working with large data you'll need to have experience and understanding with SQL or you will not be successful with Teradata. There are other point and click data bases that are easier.

Teradata

Reviewed on 27/11/2018
Siddharth ..
Software Analyst
Computer Software, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: No database can match Teradata's parallel processing and speed

Cons: It's quite costlier as compared to other tools so that's an issue for companies

Teradata data base

Reviewed on 29/11/2018
Verified Reviewer
Devops Engineer
Telecommunications, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: Very fast and huge volume of data can be run very easily and can retrieve quickly

Cons: Installation takes very good amount of time and bit costly

Big Data Engineer

Reviewed on 16/10/2016
Nandakishore A.
Big Data Engineer
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I have used Teradata. Now it has well integrated with Big Data environ which is really important. They are having good connectors for ease of use and not to lose customers which is very important. I have used the Teradata database in one of my projects and its really easy to use and handles huge amounts of data easily.

Pros: GUI which is very imp. And database fetching records.

Cons: Software wise its good, but need to have more good support.

good for business analytics

Reviewed on 19/04/2018
Aman J.
Student
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: cloud and hardware data warehousing are the best services that one can make us eof from this tool. Paralllel processing makes it ver fast and deliver results in short time.

Cons: The hybrid architecture is not that effective and can be make simple to make better use of normal simple design .

Backbone

Reviewed on 24/12/2017
Nandini N.
Software Developer
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Teradata store tons and tons of data and is a scalable relational source. It also has a huge help online.

Cons: Connection and queries take a significant amount of time. Errors are not intuitive many a times and have to be deciphered.

Doesn't work for our needs

Reviewed on 21/09/2017
Nicole I.
writer
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Cons: Projects in which we need to use Teradata often take months longer than others. Things get lost in the system, mismanaged and everyone ends up confused and frustrated. We only use it because our compliance area requires it.

Tera-Texasn

Reviewed on 05/12/2016
Suresh P.
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. The big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and a team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all their data so they can know more about their customers and business and do more of what's really important.

SQL beginner with Teradata

Reviewed on 25/09/2018
Kristen H.
Business management specialist
Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: It’s intuitive so when you’re entering in a query, it will color code the commands so you know you’re on the right track. It saves a record of your queries so you can go back to review. I have next to no experience with SQL, but it’s a large component of a new position and teradata makes it somewhat easy to navigate.

Cons: Navigating the data tree in the leftmost column is somewhat confusing. This is not a program you learn by using. It definitely helps to have someone who knows the program walk you through it.

Must have Data Analysis Software

Reviewed on 23/08/2018
Shikhar G.
Software Development Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: This tool allow to look at the past queries which we have used, so that we can keep a track of them. Also it provides very strong analysis power on the data. It allows to work on huge amount of data in terabytes at same time which is very strong advantage.

Cons: Mostly dependent on java. And console is not very user friendly. Since it works on NOSQL, the ease of usage that we have in RDBMS is missing.

Great database for small and medium-sized businesses.

Reviewed on 13/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Computer Software
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Teradata has huge amounts of support for SQL and is faster than alternatives when retrieving and storing data. No slowdowns at all.

Cons: Teradata is generally more limited and is harder to use than competitors, most notably Oracle. Onboarding process could use a bit of work as well.