When does a hard science become a team sport?

February 8, 2010
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The newest report from analyst firm Gartner just came out – and we’re all excited! It’s called the “Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.” Gartner issues it about team_sportonce a year, and it positions database vendors based on vision and execution. I am pleased to share that Teradata is in the top spot of the Leaders’ Quadrant. To see our press release and get details, click here.

 

The report is a serious one because CIO’s everywhere will read it, see the quadrants and how they are populated – then make more informed decisions. Those decisions shape our future business. I read the report’s fine print, too.

 

Like always, the report focuses on the relevant capabilities of vendors. However, the analysts remarked this year that Teradata’s customers play a role in our product development. I’m glad they did, because it’s an important factor. I commented on it in the press release because I believe that much of the credit for our success as a business comes from

The newest report from analyst firm Gartner just came out – and we’re all excited! It’s called the “Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.” Gartner issues it about team_sportonce a year, and it positions database vendors based on vision and execution. I am pleased to share that Teradata is in the top spot of the Leaders’ Quadrant. To see our press release and get details, click here.

 

The report is a serious one because CIO’s everywhere will read it, see the quadrants and how they are populated – then make more informed decisions. Those decisions shape our future business. I read the report’s fine print, too.

 

Like always, the report focuses on the relevant capabilities of vendors. However, the analysts remarked this year that Teradata’s customers play a role in our product development. I’m glad they did, because it’s an important factor. I commented on it in the press release because I believe that much of the credit for our success as a business comes from our enthusiastic and engaged customers.

 

We all know that data warehousing is a sophisticated computer science. However, the excitement, enthusiasm and ongoing involvement of our customers (a big differentiator for Teradata) resemble a team sport. Our customers, our employees and our partners talk about data warehousing – the way a lot of us talk about sports.

 

These high-energy conversations take place at our conferences, in our meeting rooms and in our online forums. And when we hear things like “Teradata is a central player in a high-stakes IT arena,” I think of the Super Bowl. I can’t help it.

 

Of course, data warehousing is hard science, but for the Teradata community, using enterprise-class intelligence to do dramatic things for a business is serious fun. We talk about big plays, close calls, the best players and every dimension of the game.

 

And when the Gartner data warehouse reports come out every year, I am glad to see they are keeping score … and reporting the team standings. I’m proud that Teradata has been in the Leaders Quadrant since 1999, a position we all work together to keep.

 

Darryl