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New Teradata Platform Family Supported by Industry Leaders


Partners and customers recognize value in innovative new products
MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Alliance partners as well as joint customers and prospects worldwide have expressed their support for the new Teradata platform family. Whether for departmental, entry-level or active enterprise data warehouses, the new platform family enables customers to leverage the power of Teradata to meet a wide range of business and technical needs at attractive price points.

“The response to our announcement has been positive across the marketplace, including customers, analysts and partners. For example, there was enthusiastic response from members of the Teradata PARTNERS Steering Committee, customers who manage our annual user group conference,” said Scott Gnau, chief development officer of Teradata. “We are pleased with the support from our valued partners as well. The combination of these latest innovations in Teradata technology and our partners’ solutions will materially enhance the effectiveness and success of our customers’ deployments.”

The new platform family includes: the Teradata 550 SMP, for departmental data warehousing or development environments; the Teradata 2500, for entry-level enterprise data warehousing; and the Teradata 5550, built for more demanding, mission critical and active enterprise environments. With the industry-leading Teradata 12.0 database as the foundation of all the Teradata platforms, customers can migrate to more powerful systems without costly changes to data models, queries or applications and leverage existing resources and tools.

Teradata has received support for its platform family from its partners, including SAS; Protegrity; Oracle; MicroStrategy; Microsoft; LSI; Intel; Informatica; GoldenGate; DFA Capital Management; Cognos, an IBM company; Business Objects, an SAP company; and Attensity.


“Teradata’s newest data warehouse offerings are well-suited for running SAS software, from data integration, business intelligence and analytics to key industry solutions,” said Keith Collins, chief technology officer at SAS. “These offerings are important for our customers as they look to adopt and seamlessly grow their databases from the departmental to the enterprise level.”


“Teradata is the industry data warehouse standard for business intelligence and analytics,” said Gordon Rapkin, chief executive officer, Protegrity. “With Teradata and Protegrity’s Data Protection System, joint customers enjoy high-performance integrated data security that enables them to confidently utilize sensitive data for maximum business value.”


According to Sanju Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy, “The new Teradata platform family is an important addition to the enterprise data warehousing market. When customers require high scalability and performance for their business intelligence and data warehousing, MicroStrategy and Teradata are considered a natural combination. The MicroStrategy business intelligence platform is optimized for Teradata and, together, we have hundreds of joint customers who have benefited from our long-standing relationship.”


Said Karl Dittman, Microsoft business development director, “Microsoft is enthusiastic that the new Teradata platform family will feature compatibility with Microsoft’s Business Intelligence technologies, including: SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, Office Excel, SharePoint Server and PerformancePoint Server. These technologies combine to provide joint customers with outstanding features and performance at a reasonable price point.”


“We are impressed with the new Teradata platform family,” said Flavio Santoni, executive vice president, server and storage customer sales, LSI. “Teradata leverages LSI storage technology throughout its platform family to deliver leading performance, reliability and scalability. The new Teradata platform family will allow a new range of customers to realize the benefits of Teradata solutions for analyzing, managing and protecting their valuable business data. We look forward to continued innovation and growth through our partnership with Teradata.”


“Intel is pleased to see the Teradata platform family utilize the benefits of quad- and dual-core Intel® Xeon® processors,” said Boyd Davis, general manager, Intel Server Platforms Group Marketing, Digital Enterprise Group. “These solutions take advantage of Intel’s industry-leading High-K metal gate 45nm manufacturing process and the proven Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture to enable energy-efficient performance for enterprise applications.”


“Informatica and Teradata are working together to help our customers to easily implement and flexibly scale their data warehouse projects. This is the first market offering that provides customers with choices from an entry-level up to an enterprise-class data warehouse solution. Customers now have access to leading high-performance data integration technology from Informatica and innovative data warehouse technology from Teradata that grows along with their needs,” said James Markarian, chief technology officer, Informatica. “Corporations can gain significant cost savings and drive operational efficiencies with our combined solution, upgrading as and when they need to.”


“Teradata’s platform family provides customers with a wider choice in how they deploy a data warehouse to support the business intelligence needs of the organization,” said Sami Akbay, vice president, GoldenGate product management and marketing. “GoldenGate, a long-standing strategic partner of Teradata, firmly believes in giving the customer greater flexibility and freedom of choice where they can easily migrate, upgrade or integrate multiple solutions and platforms across the enterprise in order to meet a variety of business needs. It is important to stay focused on the market and meet customers’ evolving needs as they mature their business intelligence systems over time.”

DFA Capital Management, Inc.

“The direction Teradata is taking provides a real competitive advantage to clients looking to leverage the benefits of intelligent data warehousing solutions,” said Lisa Cash, executive vice president, sales and marketing, DFA Capital Management, Inc. “We share a deep commitment to meeting the needs of our clients with scalable, flexible solutions and think that Teradata’s new platforms offer capabilities unparalleled in the industry.”

Cognos, an IBM company

“Teradata and Cognos are committed to better fulfilling our joint customers’ requirements for high performance, high scalability systems,” said Mel Zeledon, vice president, global alliances for Cognos, an IBM company. “Through our collaboration, customers can take advantage of Cognos to drive greater enterprise performance.”

Business Objects, an SAP company

“With its new platform family, Teradata customers get the ability to more fully leverage the Teradata 12 database, creating a solid foundation to build on,” said Jon Dorrington, vice president of strategic alliances at Business Objects, an SAP company. “This offering, together with Business Objects’ market-leading business performance optimization solutions, provides a trusted platform that Teradata customers can use to develop an initial warehouse and then scale as requirements grow.”


“Attensity and Teradata together enable enterprises and government organizations to get a 360-degree view of customers, products and issues — by bringing together structured and unstructured data into the enterprise data warehouse for business analytics,” said Michelle de Haaff, vice president of products and marketing at Attensity. “With this new platform family, Teradata has taken its award-winning, industry-leading data warehouse technology and made it available to organizations in a way that grows with their data analysis needs.”


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