Teradata VantageCloud Lake and ClearScape Analytics: Empowering AI innovation

Innovate faster, scale smarter, and govern better with the most powerful, open, and connected AI/ML capabilities on the market.

Hillary Ashton
Hillary Ashton
14. März 2024 4 min Lesezeit
VantageCloud Lake and ClearScape Analytics

The recent and rapid rise of generative artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is poised to fundamentally transform every industry, dramatically amplifying what businesses and people can achieve. But AI/ML represents a huge challenge for enterprises: exponential volumes of data and seemingly unlimited resources of it, which all need to be harmonized, integrated, governed, managed, and included in a company's analysis to achieve the best results. For existing Teradata customers, that means exploring the most efficient ways to increase analytics capabilities to fast-track AI innovation and time to value.

For other organizations, it presents an opportunity to unlock the full potential of data while streamlining their data estate. While many companies looking to launch AI/ML initiatives recognize the power of data, the vast majority are still saddled with massive tech debt and uncontrolled data growth that hinders AI efforts.

In both cases, organizations looking to lead in the era of generative AI will require a cost-effective analytics and data platform that goes beyond just data storage—one that can scale trusted AI across the enterprise, with real-time processing and a truly open and connected ecosystem capable of running hundreds of thousands of generative AI and ML models, in database, at record speed, and at scale.

As a leader in data and analytics innovation, Teradata is uniquely positioned to tackle these challenges. With our radical innovation framework built on VantageCloud Lake and ClearScape Analytics, customers can achieve optimized value and performance for their data and analytics needs. Together, these offerings maximize the AI opportunity with trust and drive value across the enterprise. They offer the foundation to innovate faster, scale smarter, and govern better with the most powerful, open, and connected AI/ML capabilities on the market:

  • VantageCloud Lake is based on cloud-native architecture and brings high performance with a low total cost of ownership to the full spectrum of AI and analytic workloads. It’s designed to be automatically elastic, leveraging a low-cost object store at its core, while being powerful, easy to use, and scalable—effortlessly handling increasing amounts of data as your AI/ML needs expand.
  • ClearScape Analytics is included in VantageCloud Lake. This robust suite offers powerful, open capabilities for end-to-end analytics pipelines, including data prep, model training, and operationalizing AI/ML at scale to deliver real-time insights and optimize business results. Scale AI/ML quicker and more effectively to solve your most complex challenges, reduce costs and friction, and accelerate time to value throughout your organization.

Teradata VantageCloud

Innovate faster, scale smarter, and govern better

VantageCloud Lake enables organizations to easily respond and adapt to changing business needs and scale up or down as needed. Initiate AI and analytics projects utilizing core data, align compute resources while maintaining governance and cost control, and launch exploratory projects without the dependencies of shadow IT systems.

VantageCloud Lake also helps new customers deliver on AI initiatives while minimizing risk and accelerating time to value with fast, efficient cloud migration capabilities. Teradata offers customers the flexibility and ease to migrate their entire system to VantageCloud Lake and then modernize their workloads and applications at their own pace.

By contrast, our competitors require their customers to rearchitect their data, workloads, and applications to move to the cloud—a long, slow, and complex process full of risk that often results in cost overruns and failed implementations.

With VantageCloud Lake, enterprises can optimize their AI/ML and other analytics workloads by taking advantage of workload management and isolation at scale. Policy-driven scaling allows organizations to place guardrails on specific workloads and view comprehensive reporting and fiscal impacts. These differentiated capabilities make it easier to balance business autonomy and fiscal governance.

As the most powerful platform on the market, VantageCloud Lake includes these critical capabilities:

  • Multiple storage tiers, including support for open table formats (OTFs)
  • Optimized analytics cluster types
  • Real-time analytics
  • Workload management
  • A central Vantage Console
  • Flexibility
  • Cost control

Scale AI/ML models faster for a fraction of the cost

ClearScape Analytics offers the most powerful, open, and connected AI/ML capabilities on the market, with a complete end-to-end operational platform that brings core analytics processes to the cloud ecosystem. It understands all enterprise data managed by VantageCloud, so you can find and harness the right data quickly and easily. Additionally, Teradata QueryGrid connects data systems intelligently, leveraging the engine of each system in concert to minimize data movement.

ClearScape Analytics supports the full analytics lifecycle, from data exploration to model management, while supporting an open and connected ecosystem that gives developers and data scientists the flexibility to tackle complex analytics challenges. It also offers data and process transparency, with reduced data movement that mitigates risk and exposure, enabling shorter turnaround times and producing trackable outcomes for AI/ML innovation.

And it includes a powerful class of time series functions to refine new use cases, such as inventory forecasting, retail prediction, predictive churn and analytics, and smart workload management. The governed ModelOps tool drives analytics capabilities, including:

  • Dataset auditing
  • Code tracking
  • Model approval workflows
  • Model performance monitoring
  • Alerts

ClearScape Analytics allows standalone data science tools to integrate with other data processes supporting the enterprise. Companies can save time and money by sharing managed and unmanaged low-cost object storage, even when using different applications. Its AI/ML capabilities uncover better answers, achieve faster results, and activate value across your organization.

In one recent proof of concept (POC) for AI/ML, Teradata partnered with a brick-and-mortar retailer to create a recommendation engine built into digital shopping carts. These “smart carts” identified products in the cart and used a large language model (LLM) to provide intelligent recommendations for additional relevant items. It also considered important context, like out-of-stock items and promotions, before making a recommendation.

In this scenario, customers using VantageCloud can build or easily import their own LLM, operationalize it, monitor the model lifecycle, control costs, and scale to handle massive and complex workloads.

People thrive when empowered with trusted information

VantageCloud Lake and ClearScape Analytics are defining the way forward for VantageCloud—the complete cloud analytics and data platform for AI—and for the AI-powered future. With harmonized data, trusted AI, and faster innovation, we enable more confident decision-making that empowers rapid digital transformations and improves business results.

If you’re ready to learn more, get in touch with us today.


Über Hillary Ashton

Hillary Ashton is the Chief Product Officer for Teradata. In this capacity, Hillary leads the global products organization, a diverse team responsible for innovation, product management, engineering and quality, ensuring that our hybrid multi-cloud platform delivers differentiated value to our customers and future customers. Her organization focuses on end-to-end oversight of all technology innovations at Teradata, including defining strategic direction for our hybrid cloud platform portfolio, engineering this strategic direction into high quality products for our customers and delivering a world-class user experience. With a strong grounding in analytics, cloud and leading-edge technologies, Hillary has proven contributions to expanding market share and increasing revenue.

Prior to Teradata, Hillary served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Augmented Reality (AR) business unit. In this role, she was responsible for all operational aspects of the Vuforia SaaS business and its product lines, including executive leadership and vision, strategy, product management, engineering, sales and marketing. Other roles include serving as SVP of Analytics SaaS solutions at Manthan and as Director, Customer Intelligence at SAS. In each of these positions, Hillary has contributed to expanding market share and increasing revenue.

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Government, Hillary has been quoted extensively in the press and has spoken at various conferences worldwide. In 2021 and 2019, she was named to the National Diversity Council’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. She was also named as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Technology of 2021 by Women We Admire. Additionally, Hillary serves an independent member of the board of directors of CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology.

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