back to article Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst drowns data lakehouse concept

Despite industry efforts to get both data exploration and business analysis workloads onto a single "lakehouse" system, separate data lakes and warehouses are still required for effective enterprise analytics and BI systems, Teradata's CTO tells The Register. Speaking at the vendor's London conference last week, Stephen Brobst …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Man selling data warehouses says data warehouses still essential

  2. Gordon 10


    That WHOOSH is Teradata's relevance flying overhead about 5 years ago.

    They are more stuck in the past than Oracle and utterly irrelevant as well as being extortionate.

  3. bregister

    Long time Oracle DBA here.

    I agree but just look at what the Teradata database offers to the DBA. 9,000,000 types of indexes and partitions (thats a slight overstatement!), brilliant.

    Proper data-warehousing.

    Old isn't always bad.

    I wonder how many of the new generation of database/datawarehouse will still be around in 2 years time now that the free money has run out?

    1. Gordon 10

      Now look what Snowflake and Oracle ADW offer. A chance not to need a DBA for 90% of your use cases. Now I like DBA's - the good ones are essential. But it's nice to automate the low hanging fruit away for the "good enough" use cases.

  4. Il'Geller

    “But this raises the question of whether Teradata can grab new customers…”

    No, Teradata cannot attract both new and old customers: the time of SQL-ideology and databases, which manually process raw data, is over. From now on database will be created by AI, which will automatically process the raw data, annotating and structuring it. Without humans involved. While Teradata relies on manual work.

  5. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    Did anyone else think this was going to be about science-fiction actual underwater data centres..

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