Teradata Recognized as a Leader in Analyst Firm’s Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant
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Teradata Recognized as a Leader in Analyst Firm’s Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant - 2/8/2010

Annual technology report reviews database vendor vision and execution capabilities

Contact: Mike O’Sullivan,Teradata - U.S.
Telephone: (937) 242-4786
E-mail: mike.osullivan@teradata.com

DAYTON, OhioTeradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) announced today that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Teradata in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2009 “Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems (DBMS),” authored by Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer (Jan 28, 2010). The yearly report analyzes the data warehouse DBMS market, vendor vision and execution capabilities.

The report specifically highlights the active role of Teradata’s customers in enhancing products and services. “Teradata’s continuous innovation is our fast lane to data warehousing leadership, and our close collaboration with hundreds of enthusiastic customers is a key success driver for us,” said Darryl McDonald, chief marketing officer of Teradata. “Our business thrives on positive customer engagements and glowing references. Everywhere you look, Teradata customers voice their interests and ideas, serving actively on our product and industry advisory teams and participating as lead organizers of our educational user conferences. Shared enthusiasm makes data warehousing an agile, fast-paced team sport as well as a serious business science.”

McDonald said that the Gartner report is clear and straightforward for CIO’s, who have to beat economic pressure and data complexity with business agility and analytic intelligence. “In the concluding remarks of the report’s Teradata section, I agree with the language encouraging decision-makers to ‘focus on design criteria regarding mixed workload demands, balanced system requirements and data optimization advantages’ because that’s exactly why companies choose Teradata. We understand the design requirements, business demands and the economics of data warehousing like no other vendor because we’ve built so many of these systems for leading companies. We attract buyers who expect the kind of performance and ROI from Teradata that other systems cannot deliver.”

McDonald said that Teradata’s capabilities and product innovation are relevant to the company’s review and positioning. Teradata’s recent innovations include the introduction of a solid state system that delivers 150X speed as an engine for the world’s first hyper-analytic data warehouse, the Teradata Enterprise Analytics Cloud, a new geospatial solution, and the Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family of appliances and enterprise systems.

Gartner’s 2009 Data Warehouse DBMS Magic Quadrant report is available online.

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.

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 www.teradata.com.

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