Teradata Vantage™ is our flagship analytic platform offering, which evolved from our industry-leading Teradata® Database. Until references in content are updated to reflect this change, the term Teradata Database is synonymous with Teradata Vantage.
AWS enables you to create a self-managed Teradata® system directly in the AWS public cloud. As a self-provisioned environment, Teradata Vantage™ on AWS (DIY) 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 Vantage and supporting software. AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps you find, buy, and immediately use software and services.
Amazon EC2 is a virtual computing environment, allowing you to use web service interfaces to deploy Teradata instances, load them with a custom application environment, and manage network access permissions.
Running Vantage on AWS (DIY) is similar to running Teradata 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 deploy a virtual server, called an instance, in the AWS public cloud. An AMI deploys an instance, and you can deploy as many instances from the AMI as you need. Teradata provides pre-configured AMIs for Teradata software in the AWS Marketplace to get you up and running immediately.