Teradata and SAP Expand Partnership to Unleash Rich Value of Business Data for Customers
SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse to Run on Teradata, Integrating Technologies to Lower Cost of Ownership
ISTANBUL, Turkey . - Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world’s leading provider of business software, today announced at Teradata Universe a new agreement to provide SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) on the Teradata database. Customers have asked for accelerated, unified access to detailed enterprise data for improved business visibility. To address this need, the partnership will deliver a seamlessly integrated and scalable solution that lowers total cost of ownership and consolidates data on one database platform. This announcement was made at Teradata Universe, Teradata’s premier European customer conference, being held in Istanbul, Turkey, April 26–29.
Companies around the globe use both Teradata and SAP products. Today, these customers have various databases for their data warehouses, and use different business intelligence (BI) tools to analyze that data. Most have at least one SAP NetWeaver BW data warehouse. As a result of the new agreement, customers will benefit from an integrated end-to-end offering, including everything from data warehouse infrastructure and management to BI tools. The consolidation of all data on one database platform will support joint SAP–Teradata customers’ efforts to standardize and rationalize their IT investments while lowering their total cost of ownership.
“For companies like ours that leverage massive amounts of information with Teradata and SAP, the promise of tighter integration and closer collaboration is significant,” said Joe Zakutney, vice president, Global Applications, The Hershey Company. “Most companies realize that centralized data warehousing is the best approach for BI and analytics, and SAP software running on Teradata is exactly the kind of combination we foresee as a technology advantage in the years ahead.”
“The promise of this new agreement is well understood by companies that rely on solutions from both SAP and Teradata – and is a natural step forward to help us get the most from our investment in these partner companies,” said Daniel Neuhaus, head of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence, Swisscom Switzerland AG. “We greet this announcement with enthusiasm and we expect the SAP-Teradata partnership to bring considerable value to our business and many others.”
Through the integration of SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP® BusinessObjects™ software and Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse™ solutions, customers will be able to consolidate all enterprise information in one place, increasing visibility into detailed information and enabling faster, better decision-making. Customers can reduce the costs of building and running their enterprise data warehouse environments by bringing them all onto one database platform from Teradata. Customers benefit from the high-volume data management, scalability and analytical processing speed of Teradata’s powerful database management system (DBMS), which complements the BI scalability and speed for analyses from SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver Business® Warehouse Accelerator software. SAP BusinessObjects information management (IM) and BI solutions complete the picture for end-to-end data warehousing and analysis.
“CIOs committed to driving greater IT efficiency are seeking to consolidate IT investments across the enterprise,” said Henry Morris, senior vice president for worldwide software and services research at IDC. “The integration of SAP NetWeaver BW and the Teradata database (optimized for enterprise data warehousing) with SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence tools supports such a consolidation strategy. This is a significant development that will be welcomed, especially by the many large companies who are joint SAP-Teradata customers. They can now drive operational efficiencies by running their enterprise data warehouse and SAP NetWeaver BW on the same scalable Teradata platform.”
“The new SAP partnership with Teradata brings to customers a solution for their ever growing data volume, while also increasing speed and convenience of access,” said John Schwarz, member of the Executive Board, SAP AG. “Expanding our relationship with Teradata will provide customers with the flexibility to use SAP solutions with Teradata’s Active Enterprise Intelligence solutions, helping to accelerate the realization of benefits from their IT investments, while lowering implementation and operational costs. This agreement with Teradata underscores our continued commitment to working with our partners to address—and anticipate—our customers’ needs.”
Teradata is endorsing SAP as a strategic partner for analytics and BI solutions. The partnership agreement also renews and expands Teradata’s role as a reseller and as a strategic database platform for the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio, which provides open, heterogeneous solutions in the areas of business intelligence, information management, governance, risk and compliance, enterprise performance management and all the components of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. Additionally, SAP and Teradata will look to leverage their joint business intelligence solutions in non-SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) accounts.
“Combining SAP Business Warehouse with Teradata on a single scalable enterprise data warehouse platform will improve companies’ operating efficiencies and information infrastructures,” said Michael Koehler, president and chief executive officer, Teradata Corporation. “Teradata brings powerful economies of speed, scalability and intelligence to businesses that increasingly expect rapid and measurable return on their technology investments.
The integrated solution will be showcased at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, located in Palo Alto, California. This “hands-on” working lab for innovation provides opportunities for customers to collaborate with SAP and Teradata on real-world simulations to validate possible investment decisions in advance—particularly helpful during economically challenging times.
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