Teradata Database on AWS Overview
AWS enables you to create a self-managed Teradata Database single-node or MPP instance (up to 64 nodes, depending on the database license tier) directly in the AWS public cloud. As a self-provisioned environment, Teradata Database on AWS is delivered as software that can be deployed in the AWS IaaS environment. Teradata offers a variety of multi-terabyte Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Marketplace for the Teradata Database and supporting software. AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps you find, buy, and immediately start using software and services.
Amazon EC2 is a virtual computing environment, allowing you to use web service interfaces to launch Teradata instances with the Linux SLES 11 SP3 operating system, load them with a custom application environment, and manage network access permissions.
Running Teradata Database on AWS is similar to running a Teradata Database in your on-site data center. To a database administrator, there are no differences between the two environments. There are, however, a number of AWS considerations relating to configuring software, migrating data, security, and data backup relating to system management that are explained in this guide.
An AMI is a template you use to launch a virtual server in the AWS public cloud, called an instance. An instance is launched from an AMI, and you can launch as many instances from the AMI as you need. Teradata provides pre-configured AMIs for Teradata Database and supporting software in the AWS Marketplace to get you up and running immediately.
For a list of acronyms used in this documentation, see Acronyms.