Cost Benefit Case for IBM Pure Data System for Analtyics with Teradata Warehouse

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    At the most basic level, platform costs may be compared in terms of dollars per terabyte ($/TB) of user data. This metric, however, deals only with acquisition prices. There are typically significant differences in data structures, compression levels and performance between platforms that affect its validity. A more realistic measurement is offered by cost of ownership. Calculations should allow for acquisition costs as well as maintenance and support, personnel costs for database and system administration, deployment costs – it may take weeks to months of work to bring systems into production – and facilities costs over multi-year periods.

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