It’s Magic

January 15, 2009
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With the start of the new year came Gartner’s 2008 “Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems (DBMS)”, following the recent “Gartner Server Evaluation Model (SEM) Toolkit 5 for Q408”.  Gartner takes great pains to validate vendor performance and that customers really do achieve value and performance, so these reports are important references. In both, Teradata is the clear leader, which should provide good assurance for our customers and those considering Teradata. 

Gartner states that “the data warehouse is a mission-critical system” that has evolved into “an analytics infrastructure repository for the enterprise.”  Teradata is positioned in the uppermost right corner of the MQ.  That’s the leaders quadrant, where Teradata has been since the reports started a decade ago.  And we’ve been leading in that quadrant the whole time. 

According to Gartner, the leaders quadrant “contains those vendors that demonstrate the greatest degree of support for data warehouses of all sizes, with large numbers of concurrent users and management of mixed data warehousing workloads.”  The report adds that leaders “consistently demonstrate

With the start of the new year came Gartner’s 2008 “Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems (DBMS)”, following the recent “Gartner Server Evaluation Model (SEM) Toolkit 5 for Q408”.  Gartner takes great pains to validate vendor performance and that customers really do achieve value and performance, so these reports are important references. In both, Teradata is the clear leader, which should provide good assurance for our customers and those considering Teradata. 

Gartner states that “the data warehouse is a mission-critical system” that has evolved into “an analytics infrastructure repository for the enterprise.”  Teradata is positioned in the uppermost right corner of the MQ.  That’s the leaders quadrant, where Teradata has been since the reports started a decade ago.  And we’ve been leading in that quadrant the whole time. 

According to Gartner, the leaders quadrant “contains those vendors that demonstrate the greatest degree of support for data warehouses of all sizes, with large numbers of concurrent users and management of mixed data warehousing workloads.”  The report adds that leaders “consistently demonstrate customer satisfaction and strong support.”  Criteria also include longevity, strong hardware alliances, and “the lowest risk for successful data warehouse implementations.”   

The new report recognized Teradata for our 30 years of experience in data warehousing design, consulting and deployment, our strong customer base, Teradata’s steady growth, our Active Data Warehousing; data models and professional services; software strength; and the introduction of the Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family as well as pricing.   

I truly believe that in tough economic times, smart companies seek experience, not experiments.  Companies are finding that our data warehouse platform family and consulting expertise provide significant cost savings and help with rapid growth.  And these reports help validate this.   

It’s a great way to start 2009. 

Darryl McDonald
CMO, Teradata

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