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Teradata Supplies Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution to Multi-Channel Retailer - 8/23/2007

Teradata facilitates a centralized business management approach

Contact: D’Anne Hotchkiss
Telephone: (609) 275-9325

DAYTON, OhioTeradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), today announced that Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has purchased an enterprise data warehouse. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a nationwide specialty retailer of high quality products for the home. These products, representing six distinct merchandise strategies - Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home - are marketed through 584 stores, seven mail-order catalogs and six e-commerce websites. 

A Teradata Warehouse® provides a single data source and business intelligence platform. The purchase includes an eight-node Teradata 5450 platform for operations, and a two-node Teradata 5450 platform for testing, development and disaster recovery. The Teradata 5450 platform includes a server featuring an 18 percent boost in the price/performance ratio over earlier models and more powerful use of Teradata's market-leading analytical software.

"Our goal is to gain a strategic, accurate and consolidated view of our business by efficiently combining our merchandise and customer data in one enterprise platform, using the Teradata warehouse as the single source of information," said John Strain, chief information officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

"With the move to establish Teradata as its enterprise data warehouse, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has gained a highly reliable warehouse that can easily and inexpensively grow as user demand, data volume and query complexity increase," said Rocky Blanton, president of the Americas Region for Teradata.

About Teradata Division

Teradata (, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services. Organizations around the world rely on the power of Teradata's award-winning solutions to get a single, integrated view of their business to enhance decision-making, customer relationships and profitability. As a growing business, Teradata is always looking for outstanding talent. To learn more about Teradata career opportunities, visit

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR's Teradata® data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ that maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR ( employs approximately 29,650 people worldwide.

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