The proliferation of enterprise data is unceasing. Companies are seeing their volumes of data growing faster than ever before, and that data is coming from more sources than ever. Internet-based sales and marketing, both consumer-oriented materials and those directed toward other businesses, generate far more data than just records of transactions. Organizations should re-evaluate their existing environments and current trajectory of costs versus benefits, analyze the options for supplementing or replacing them, and create a plan that can help them be more agile in turning data into decisions and ultimately value.
This paper is based on the research and analysis of Sun and NCR Teradata data warehouse configurations for real-world organizations utilizing publicly available pricing and configuration information found on the Internet. Ventana Research identified data warehouse configurations; it defines the Sun configuration based on our knowledge of the data warehouse industry and compared with NCR Teradata configurations on the companys website and in other publicly available information.