News Release
Leading Analyst Firm Places Teradata as a Leader in Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant - 2/1/2011

Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute are basis of evaluation

Contact: D’Anne Hotchkiss,Teradata Corporation
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News Highlights


Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) announced today that it is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner, Inc. 2010 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems , Donald Feinberg, Mark A. Beyer, January 28, 2011.

The annual report positions vendors based on their completeness of vision in the data warehouse DBMS market and their ability to execute on that vision.

Read the report on the Teradata website.

Relevant Facts

  • Gartner defines the Leaders' Quadrant for data warehouse DBMS as containing “vendors that demonstrate the greatest degree of support for data warehouses of all sizes, with large numbers of concurrent users and the management of mixed data warehousing workloads. These vendors lead the market in data warehousing by consistently demonstrating customer satisfaction and strong support, as well as longevity in the data warehouse DBMS market, with strong hardware alliances. Hence, leaders also represent the lowest risk for successful data warehouse implementations, in relation to, among other things, performance with increasing mixed workloads, database sizes and complexity. Additionally, the market's maturity demands that leaders maintain a strong vision for the key trends of the past year: mixed-workload management for end-user service-level satisfaction and data volume management.”

  • The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance is a strong competitor in the market.

  • Teradata extends its benefits to customers through strategic partnerships, such as with new partner Cloudera which helps companies derive greater insight from unstructured data, and with SAS which brings greater business analytics.


“We focused on our customers’ needs and released Teradata Database 13.10 that supports improved compression, extensibility with our open parallel virtual machine technology and the industry’s first true bi-temporal functionality providing for point-in-time analyses. These improvements are available across the entire Teradata Purpose-Built Platform family.”
Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer, 
“Gartner noted that Teradata came out fighting in 2010, and we will continue to innovate in ways that deliver value to our customers. We’re very pleased Gartner has recognized us for our accomplishments.”
“In 2010, Teradata Labs delivered time and again, with products such as the industry’s only solid state data warehouse, the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance, a hyper-analytic data warehouse that delivers results to customers with blazing speed. Teradata will continue to wow customers with our attention to their needs, so that they can compete and win on analytics, and drive greater insights from new forms of big data.”
“For those who know Teradata, this Gartner report should come as no surprise. We are dedicated to providing world-class service in data warehousing.”
Darryl McDonald, Executive Vice President, Applications, Business Development, and CMO, 


About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world’s largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at

About The Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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