I'm wondering if there is like Teradata express on AWS. I've only found 30 Day Free Trial of teradata database in AWS which is in awsmarketplace but it would cost after 30 days. Besides you can't choose low-cost AMI of TERADATA in awsmarketplace.
At this time you only support Teradata express on VMware?
The 30 day free trial of Teradata on AWS is the only free Teradata on Amazon Trial and like you mentioned after 30 days you will start getting charged.
The only other free option is the Teradata Developer Edition (Formerly known as the Community Edition) free for evaluation purposes. This version runs on VMWare VCenter and EXSi Hosts. When it is deployed, it operates as a fully functional instance of the configured Teradata Database. You cannot upgrade the Teradata software, apply software updates, or access TaYS with this tier. To use a later version of Developer, you must install a new version, resulting in a loss of data. Community-driven customer support is available for Developer at
Developer Base Advanced
Obtain the Teradata Tools and Utilities packages at https://tays.teradata.com
Here is the direct link to download the Teradata on VMWare free developer edition:
You must login or register in order to be able to download it. I want to point out that it is very important to follow the manual closely.
I was wondering if I could convert virtual machine in VMware to OVF and then import it to AWS as an EC2 by following procedure.
The virtual machine here is Teradata Express on SLES.
Is it possible?
If you convert a VMware to OVF and then import it to AWS the database Linux comes up but the database does not come up. So the recommendation is to use the free 30 day Amazon trial if you want to try out Teradata on AWS.
Thank you for your reply.
If you convert a VMware to OVF and then import it to AWS the database Linux comes up but the database does not come up.
I would like to know why the database does not come up and also why there is no Teradata express which is for free in AWS if you don't mind.
I don't know the specific detals of why, but when I asked engineering they said the database has to be reconfigured to work again. Meaning alot of low level things that usually the cusotmer would not be experienced with. They told me that the only option for people to use the image in the AWS environment for free would be to use the AWS 30 day trial. If that does not work for you then the next option would be to download and deploy the free developer edition.
Hi, AFAIK, the database would not start because the vconfig.gdo file is not available, this file contains info about the pdisks and vprocs, etc...There is only one disk in the ova file which means no RAID availability. My question are:
1) Would it be possible to generate the ESXI environment containing ONLY with the database in order to save space? No viewpoint, no DSC...How could this be achieved, are steps during the ova migration that could stop the process after the database deployment?
2) Is it mandatory to be a Dell or HP or can it be from another provider?
3) Can the database be extended to 6TB ACTIVE space or just 3TB * 2 (RAID 1)?