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IntelliCloud (Teradata Database)

Learn about IntelliCloud™ (Teradata Database): Overview, Use Cases, Benefits, Features, Tech Specs, Support and Resources.


The Most Powerful Data Warehouse — As a Service

Teradata IntelliCloud™ is the newest generation of our secure managed cloud offering.

IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) is a subscription service that enables you to focus on data warehousing and analytic workloads and rely on Teradata for the setup, management, maintenance, and support of the software and infrastructure – either in our data centers or in the public cloud.

IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) services include:

  • Teradata Database 15.10 with flexible monthly, 1-year, and 3-year pricing options
  • High-performance infrastructure managed by Teradata delivered as a cloud service on your choice of Teradata IntelliFlex, a Teradata appliance, or AWS resources
  • Self-service management console
  • 99.9% service availability for infrastructure managed in our data centers
  • Secure and compliant environment audited for ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI, HIPAA 
  • Comprehensive infrastructure services:
    • Onboarding assistance
    • Provisioning assistance
    • System monitoring
    • System maintenance
    • Patch management
    • Software upgrades
    • Encryption of data in motion and at rest
    • Choice of daily, weekly, or monthly offsite backups


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Use Cases

By using the same industry-leading software in which Teradata Database customers have already invested for their on-premises systems, IntelliCloud™ (Teradata Database) delivers 100% software consistency which enables increased business agility.

With IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) you can focus on business value and service utilization rather than managing software and infrastructure – while enjoying flexible pricing that fits within the budget. Customers can use the service for:

  • Production Data Warehousing
  • Test and Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Data Mart / Data Lab
  • Cloud Bursting

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Subscription Pricing

Flexible flat rate subscription pricing provides predictable and manageable costs aligned with your operational budget.

Launch in Minutes, not Months

Start driving smart business decisions right away with award-winning Teradata Database software in our secure service environment.

Comprehensive Services

Software and infrastructure services include onboarding assistance, system monitoring, patch management, software upgrades, and more.

Security, Performance, Convenience

Enjoy enterprise-class security, IntelliFlex performance, and integrated ecosystem applications.



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IntelliCloud™ (Teradata Database) is a comprehensive offering in which we provide Teradata Database software as a service (SaaS). It includes:

IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) Service Features
Secure Environment – implemented to ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI, HIPAA
Software Subscription – Teradata Database 15.10 including Teradata Columnar
Ecosystem Software – Viewpoint, Teradata Tools and Utilities, and optionally AppCenter 1.0, QueryGrid 2.0, DCM, and more
Platform Infrastructure – choice of IntelliFlex or appliance in our data centers, or AWS public cloud resources
Network Connectivity – 100 Mbps standard; 1Gbps and 10Gbps available
Onboarding Services – system provisioning assistance and validation
System Administration and Monitoring – by Teradata Cloud Operations
System Maintenance – patch management and software upgrades
Encryption – data in transit and data at rest
Backups – choice of daily, weekly, or monthly offsite replication for Teradata Database
Cloud Service Portal – incident, change, and request creation
Self Service Management Console – monitor utilization, modify parameters, submit scale up/down and support requests
Service Availability Guarantee – 24 x 7 x 365 with 99.9% SLA for infrastructure in our data centers


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Tech Specs


Deployment Choice

IntelliCloud™ services are delivered with three dedicated infrastructure options: Teradata IntelliFlex, a Teradata appliance, and public cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS). IntelliFlex and the appliance are both deployed and managed in Teradata data centers, while AWS infrastructure is initially available from two AWS regions in the United States: US West (Oregon) and US East (N. Virginia). There is no sharing of compute or storage resources between customers.

Secure Connection

Customers can choose from several methods for connecting to IntelliCloud. A site-to-site VPN (Virtual Private Network) from your data center to ours is standard when using IntelliFlex or an appliance, while an internet connection is standard when using AWS infrastructure. The site-to-site VPN uses a 100Mbps IPsec connection to keep data transmissions secure. If greater bandwidth or a dedicated network port is required, Teradata offers 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps direct connections for an additional fee.

Offsite Replication

Customers can choose to have their data in IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) backed up daily, weekly, or monthly. Backups are retained for two days at the primary data center and are automatically replicated to a remote data center within the same country.

Hybrid Row and Columnar

Teradata Columnar is included with IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) service. Teradata Columnar is a hybrid row and column database that fully integrates columnar and row-based tables, establishing new levels of flexibility, performance, and compression and strengthening your data warehouse and analytics capabilities.

QueryGrid (Optional)

IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) can be enhanced with Teradata QueryGrid, an optional powerful feature that lets your business work with a seamless data fabric across all of your data and analytical engines. Users get the most value out of all their data by taking advantage of specialized processing resources operating as a cohesive analytic environment.

Temporal (Optional)

IntelliCloud (Teradata Database) offers temporal capability, an optional feature that enables the time dimension to be added to data management and query processing. Temporal lets the data warehouse track not just transactions over time, but also how data and the business evolve over time.

Data Lab (Optional)

Teradata Data Lab is an optional dedicated workspace (sandbox) within a production data warehouse where users have the freedom to explore, analyze new data, and test theories. Data labs enable self-service business intelligence and analytics by simplifying provisioning and automating the management of the analytic workspace so there is no risk to production data or to warehouse performance.




Comprehensive infrastructure and software support is provided by the cloud experts on the Teradata Cloud Operations team. This group also performs activities such as provisioning, onboarding, and software patching while continually monitoring and administering the environment. The Cloud Operations team does not have visibility or access to customers’ data – and customer data is never transferred across country borders.


Flexible, flat-rate subscriptions. No hidden charges, no long term commitment needed.


Review the answers to frequently asked questions.


Security is the most important consideration for IntelliCloud; read the latest on 3rd party audits for security and compliance.

Ecosystem Apps

Learn about additional options available with IntelliCloud including Teradata AppCenter, Teradata QueryGrid 2.0 and Demand Chain Management.

Case Studies

Learn how nine different customers are using Teradata Cloud.

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