Teradata Aster Discovery Portfolio

Teradata Aster Discovery Portfolio provides a suite of ready-to-use SQL-MapReduce® functions to accelerate discovery of business insights from big data. Discovery Portfolio includes four modules comprising of 70+ SQL-MapReduce functions for each step of the analytic process: Teradata Aster Data Acquisition Module, Teradata Aster Data Preparation Module, Teradata Aster Analytics Module, and Teradata Aster Visualization Module. With these integrated out-of-the-box modules for data acquisition, preparation, analytics & visualization, the whole analytics process is highly iterative and only takes minutes versus weeks to months in other big data solutions. Discovery Portfolio is part of Teradata Aster Discovery Platform that also includes Teradata Aster Database.  

With the Discovery Portfolio, businesses can perform synergistic multi-genre analytics on multi-structured data to deliver novel, high value insights. Analysis such as customer churn, path to purchase, affinity, manufacturing analytics, fraud, etc. is as simple as writing a single SQL statement to call the appropriate ready to use SQL-MapReduce functions.  The functions take advantage of a broad range of analytical techniques (SQL, MapReduce, Statistical functions, Text Analytics, Graph, etc.) available in the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform.  

Discovery Portfolio

Teradata Aster Discovery Portfolio


Data Acquisition Module — This module includes SQL-MapReduce functions that enable access to multi-structured data stored in Apache® Hadoop®, Teradata Integrated Data Warehouse, and other RDBMS systems

Data Preparation Module — Ready-to-use data adaptors and transformers that enable interpretation and preparation of data such as Weblogs, XML, emails, and machine logs for analyses. 

Analytics Module — Vast array of ready-to-use functions for path & pattern analysis, statistical, text, graph, and SQL analysis in addition to custom SQL-MapReduce analytic functions.

Visualization Module — Visual SQL-MapReduce® Functions that are massively parallel, in-process & out-of-the-box functions providing novel visualizations to make it faster and easier to discover new insights from big data.  They complement existing business intelligence & visualization tools by providing purpose-built visualization capabilities best suited to represent the in-depth insights offered by Teradata’s patented SQL-MapReduce framework. 

Discovery Portfolio

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  • Fastest path to business value from raw big data
  • Novel, high value business insights driving growth and profitability
  • Leverage existing skills and investments
  • Minimal time, cost and effort spent
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