Teradata announced new products this week including: "Teradata 2500, priced at $125,000(1) per terabyte, an entry-level data warehouse for companies that are just starting out or for those with other analytical platform requirements in their enterprises."
Pretty exciting news. However Phil Francisco from Netezza has questioned this configuration onhis blog: http://www.beyeblogs.com/netezza/ "While Teradata is quoting just over 6 TB of user capacity per two nodes in this new system, let’s remember that they have been advising customers for the past year not to put more than 1.5 TB against each of those same dual-core CPU nodes. Which is it? Is the 2500 underpowered for its 6 TB data capacity, or has Teradata been advising its model 5400 customers to pay at least 2X too much for their data warehouse systems for the past year?"
So I was wondering what people thought. Can 2 nodes handle 6 TB of data? Have you run this config successfully?