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Teradata Platform Family Finds Worldwide Support

May 28, 2008

Alliance partners, joint customers and prospects throughout the world have expressed their support for the new Teradata platform family. This new 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, in a Monday statement.
"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 features 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.

The Teradata 12.0 database serves as the foundation of all the Teradata platforms to allow customers the ability to migrate to more powerful systems without costly changes to data models, queries or applications and leverage existing resources and tools.

Support for this platform has been received from partners such as SAS, Protegrity, Oracle, MicroStrategy, Microsoft, LSI, Intel, Informatica, GoldenGate, DFA Capital Management, Cognos, Business Objects 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, in Monday’s statement.
"These offerings are important for our customers as they look to adopt and seamlessly grow their databases from the departmental to the enterprise level."

Gordon Rapkin, chief executive officer, Protegrity, considers Teradata to be the industry data warehouse standard for business intelligence and analytics. Joint customers are able to enjoy high-performance integrated data security to confidently utilize data or maximum business value.

According to Sanju Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy, in Monday’s statement, "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," Bansal added.

Karl Dittman, Microsoft business development director, noted that his company is enthusiastic that the new platform will feature compatibility with Microsoft’s Business Intelligence technologies.

"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, in Monday’s statement.
"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."

Lisa Cash, executive vice president, sales and marketing, DFA Capital Management, Inc. highlighted that Teradata’s direction provides a real competitive advantage for clients seeking to leverage the benefits of intelligent data warehousing solutions.

"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, in Monday’s statement.
"Through our collaboration, customers can take advantage of Cognos to drive greater enterprise performance."

"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, in Monday’s statement.
"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."

This unanimous support from a solid portfolio of partners delivers significant strength to Teradata’s new offerings, helping to securely position the company in the market as setting the standard in excellence.

The company has also done well to listen to the concerns of the customer base, providing solutions that meet their needs with price points that meet their budgets. As the demand for data management continues to grow, the opportunities for Teradata will continue to expand.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMC and has also written for Market Drive News. To see more of her articles, please visit Susan J. Campbell’s columnist page.
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