August 07, 2014 | ATLANTA
Teradata Helps Office Depot to Expand Enterprise Data Warehouse
Teradata Intelligent Memory and Elastic Performance on Demand added as data volume, velocity and value increase
Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, announced today that it is working with Office Depot, Inc. – a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace with more than 2,000 retail stores – to expand Office Depot’s enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with the very latest Teradata platforms and innovation.
The new Teradata Active EDW can support the most demanding real-time workloads, with the ability for unlimited concurrent users to run queries against massive data volumes. The Teradata Active EDW automatically bundles memory, solid state drive (SSD)-based flash memory, and traditional disk storage so that users get memory speed combined with depth of analysis.
The new Teradata capabilities will support Office Depot’s growing analytic needs across the company’s more than 2,000 stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and dedicated business-to-business sales organization. Teradata Elastic Performance on Demand enables expansion of production analytic resources on an as-needed and pay-per-use basis. Office Depot is also replacing its current test and development environment with a Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance. In addition, Office Depot is implementing Teradata Database software that will enable Teradata Intelligent Memory with optimized access to hot and cold data – and temporal, columnar, and advanced compression. This ensures mix-and-match storage, so applications get the right data at the right time.
"In today’s environment, business and information are increasingly complex. Detailed data integration services and platforms will continue to be central to facilitating our alignment of shared metrics, processes and operational reporting," said Todd Hale, chief information officer at Office Depot, Inc. "We expect our Teradata environment and new database capabilities to enhance our analytic insight and business performance at a time when our data volume is growing significantly."
More than ever, retailers are turning to Teradata for the most flexible, scalable data warehousing, big data analytics and applications. Data integration is entering a golden age as organizations build strategies for deriving the greatest possible business value from data assets – a high priority for every enterprise.
"We are excited to play a strategic role in the next chapter of Office Depot’s evolution as they undertake a complex business and technology leap," said Dean Wold, Vice President of Retail Solutions, Teradata. "Data warehouse projects are a critical part of any IT agenda. Today’s active data warehouse has evolved into an actionable intelligence hub that integrates data from diverse business units and conveys a unified view of the enterprise. As the business environment becomes more complex, that unified view is more critical. Operational, or ‘active’ database attributes, become essential. We are always honored to serve as the preferred and trusted advisor as our customers make investments in their data management processes."
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