September 15, 2008

Teradata decides to compete head-on as a data warehouse appliance vendor

In a press release today that is surely timed to impinge on the Netezza user conference news cycle, Teradata has come out swinging. Highlights include:

*Pay no attention to Teradata’s unfortunate choice elsewhere in the release to say it’s introducing a “second-generation” appliance, and seemingly implying it offered a “first-generation” one in April.

I talked with Teradata’s chief development officer Scott Gnau Friday to clarify those performance claims. Here’s what Teradata means by them.

Please also note that vendors are always imprecise when they give numbers like these, and Teradata is no exception to that rule.


4 Responses to “Teradata decides to compete head-on as a data warehouse appliance vendor”

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