Teradata Express on AWS

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Teradata Express on AWS

Hi,

 

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?

 

Best regards,

Kazuo Ieiri

 

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Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

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
http://community.teradata.com/t5/Teradata-Database-on-VMWare/bd-p/10340.

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Obtain the Teradata Tools and Utilities packages at https://tays.teradata.com

 

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

Here is the direct link to download the Teradata on VMWare free developer edition:

 

http://downloads.teradata.com/download/database/teradata-on-vmware-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.

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

Thank you so much.

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Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

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.

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/vm-import/latest/userguide/vmimport-image-import.html

 

Is it possible?

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

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.

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

Hi Arnie,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

ArnieChazen wrote:

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.

 

Best Regards,

Kazuo Ieiri

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

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.

Teradata Employee

Re: Teradata Express on AWS

I see. I wanted to know the technical reason why it won't work but I understand there are a lot of low level things.