Teradata Rated Leader in Analysts' Data Warehouse DBMS Server Evaluation

Mar 05, 2010 (01:03 PM EST)

Model helps executives evaluate database performance across many dimensions of value

DAYTON, Ohio, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, has been rated the leader in the global data warehousing DBMS server market, based on the Gartner Server Evaluation Model (SEM) Version 6 December 2009, just released. The evaluation model assesses data warehouse database management system (DBMS) server performance across multiple dimensions. The document is used as a reference by business and technology decision makers, and is considered valuable in developing data warehouse acquisition strategies.

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Teradata regards its leadership position in the evaluation as significant for chief information officers (CIO) considering investments in data warehousing, because server query performance and manageability are key criteria for companies seeking a competitive business edge. Teradata believes its scores reflect product performance that differentiates its purpose built platform family in the global market. Enterprise analytics, driven by a Teradata system, have been shown to provide measurable competitive advantage.

"When Teradata data warehouse products are compared to competing systems and platforms from other vendors, as our servers were in this detailed evaluation, Teradata is consistently rated the best," said Randy Lea, vice president, products and service, Teradata. "This evaluation is so deeply detailed that CIOs will likely find it more illuminating than anything else they read, in view of the intensity of competing claims showing up across the data warehousing marketplace. The continued leadership of Teradata indicates that our investments and innovation have continued to outpace our competition. Moreover, our scores again this year in many sub-categories validate that Teradata systems represent a sound, reliable business investment that provides great performance payback over the years."

In October, Teradata announced a new Extreme Performance Appliance based on solid state drive technology – a powerful addition to the Purpose-Built Platform Family, which includes the Teradata Data Mart Appliance, the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance, the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance and the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platforms.  With each member leveraging the powerful Teradata database, the Teradata platform family offers customers the ability to take advantage of the proven strength of Teradata for all their analytical needs throughout their enterprises.

Most recently, Teradata was placed as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems (DBMS)," authored by Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer (Jan 28, 2010). For details, click here.

About the Gartner Server Evaluation Model

Gartner's Server Evaluation Model (SEM) was designed to help end users assess individual server platforms based on what is important to them and for their organizations' needs in specific categories. The report from which this release is drawn is one of multiple reports that summarize the findings of the SEM, v.6.0 released in February, 2010. Each report ranks products based on a different workload — in this case, DW DBMS Servers.

About Teradata

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

Teradata is a registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

SOURCE Teradata Corporation