6.02 - Elasticity - Teradata Software for Azure

Teradata Vantage™ on Azure (DIY) Installation and Administration Guide

Teradata Vantage on Azure
Release Number
Release Date
January 2019
Content Type
Publication ID
English (United States)

Refer to this table to determine which option is appropriate for your use case.

Action / Effect Scale Up1 Scale Down1 Scale Out2 Scale In2
Decrease CPU count
Decreases performance
Decrease memory size
Decreases performance
Decrease storage bandwidth of VMs
Increases data disks managed per VM
Increase CPU count
Increases performance
Increase memory size
Increases performance
Increase storage bandwidth of VMs
Decreases data disks managed per VM
Increase VM count
Changes infrastructure and software costs
Replace VMs
Redistributes premium data disks across VMs
  • 1Maintains the AMP count and changes the VM size
  • 2Maintains the AMP count but does not change the VM size

For more information, see the Orange Book, Elasticity in the Teradata® Database, TDN-0009703. To find an Orange Book, go to https://access.teradata.com, log in, and search for the book title.