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Teradata Helps Grainger Reap the Benefits of High-Volume, Detailed Analytics

February 3, 2012 | ATLANTA

Teradata Value Analyzer running on Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform calculates customer profitability on detailed analysis of large data volumes

Teradata Corporation, (NYSE: TDC), recently partnered with W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger), a global Fortune 500 distributor of facilities maintenance products, to implement new analytics capabilities utilizing Teradata’s Active Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) platform and Teradata Value Analyzer software.

Grainger performs hundreds of thousands of customer transactions each day. The new Teradata analytics platform accommodates Grainger’s volume and complexity and significantly reduces time associated with aggregating a high volume of transactions, enhancing the company’s ability to make business decisions.
“Teradata’s solutions have helped us become more efficient in capturing data needed to effectively run our business. We’re able to analyze data on a variety of dimensions at the level of detail and speed our business users need for strategic decision-making necessary to achieve our goals,” said Kristin Norris, Vice President of Finance, Grainger U.S.

The Teradata Active EDW platform is purposely built to run the Teradata Database with the efficiency required to place vital data into the hands of front-line decision makers, while extending traditional data warehouse functionality into the realm of tactical decision making.

“More companies are turning to detailed analysis, where they can gain a competitive edge by extracting previously hidden and very valuable information,” Tony Palladino, Vice President – Travel, Transportation & Distribution, Teradata Corporation, said. “Today, Teradata can perform this level of multi-dimensional profitability analysis at the speed required to impact strategic decision making, delivering greater efficiency.”


W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2010 sales of $7.2 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about the company, visit
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