NCR Exits the Data Warehouse Market: See You Later, Teradater? | ZDNet.com
By Joshua Greenbaum
Finally, there’s the third way, data archiving. One of the smarter ways to save a bundle on the Teradata model is to off-load your non-essential data warehouse data (i.e. most of it, in most cases) into an archival system that, if well-designed, can be orders of magnitude cheaper and easier to manage as well. One good example of this is SAND Technology’s data-archiving solution. Again, the watchwords are faster, better, cheaper. And, in this case, SAND offers a reasonable solution to the sanitary landfill problem: dump the data in a cheap and highly acessible archive, and at a minimum stop paying the big bucks to store information you may never need to user.