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European Retailer, Coop, Turns to Teradata to Support Major Business Intelligence Infrastructure Expansion


Capacity, data, users of enterprise analytics increase dramatically as organization grows.

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) announced today that Coop, a leading retail hypermarket-supermarket cooperative business chain operating across the Scandinavian region of northern Europe, has just expanded its enterprise data warehouse. Coop operates about 3,000 stores in three countries with more than five million customer-members. Coop’s enterprise data warehouse provides critical decision making information used at many levels throughout the business infrastructure by retail analysts across finance, marketing, sales and operations.

“We have found that our new Teradata infrastructure provides a centralized, integrated view of detailed information across many functions and regions, which has helped us more successfully manage a highly complex business involving millions of members and 60,000 employees,” said Lars Frahm, chief information officer, Coop. “Our organizational network is growing rapidly, and we rely on the power of Teradata for visibility into key business intelligence details for daily decision making, yet we also rely on Teradata for a broad, strategic view of economic drivers, trends and opportunities on enterprise scale.”

According to Coop, the expanded data warehouse provides more than four times the speed, capacity and computing power of the previous system. In particular, Coop reports that with the new system, eight out of ten reports are finished in less than eight seconds.

“The new Teradata system, comprised of 5500H MPP Servers, does much more work in less time than the previous platform, and has proven to be highly scalable to accommodate our needs while performing as promised,” said Peter Scheele, data warehouse manager for Coop. “Our increases in information capacity and technical performance are providing remarkable efficiencies in process management and productivity. We are seeing batch load times and response times decrease dramatically.”

Coop’s information management requirements are expected to grow even further in the future as the business expands across Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The current system has grown to more than 2,000 business users of the data warehouse, with expectations that the user population will exceed 3,000 users across the business by the year 2010.

Teradata Corporation’s presence in Europe and across the world continues to grow in multiple industries as companies modernize and integrate critical information by replacing limited-use data appliances and data marts as well as slow and aging legacy data systems.

“As Coop has discovered, Teradata’s value proposition for data warehousing has a strong appeal because it is powerful, versatile, scalable and grows with the business,” said Peter Mikkelsen, regional vice president, Teradata. “Our data warehouse solutions have proven highly effective, with unmatched performance to support business agility.”

Enterprise data warehouses produced by Teradata are designed to analyze business operations to drive better, faster decisions by providing a complete view of the business and the flexibility and agility to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Teradata provides integrated, optimized and extensible technology for a single application-neutral repository of a company’s current and historical data, forming the framework of the business intelligence architecture. Teradata shipped the first data warehouse in 1984.


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