Are cloud databases the best thing since sliced bread? Many people think so, although I’d guess most are too young to remember actual unsliced bread. For the record, so am I, although I do recall the bread slicing machine in my uncle’s bakery, which made a jiggling motion while set of parallel blades descended through the loaf. Very cool, but I digress. The news here is that Teradata has launched a new cloud-native database to compete with the likes of Snowflake and Databricks.