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Teradata Recognized for Innovative Technology and Business Value for Organizations

Ventana Research 2012 Technology Innovation Award program showcases organizations that introduced innovations in technology to advance business and IT

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data solutions company, today announced that the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance received a Technology Innovation Award from Ventana Research, which distinguished the appliance as visionary and transformative technology. In addition, Teradata customers were recognized for their leadership by deploying technology that achieved spectacular results.

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"The Ventana Research 2012 Leadership Awards showcase technology vendors and customers that have advanced the computing potential of their applications and technology," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and chief research officer, Ventana Research. "Congratulations to Teradata for the Technology Innovation Award and for its level of expertise in using technology to drive business value. We also congratulate Teradata for their work with customers. The result of these efforts is that their customers have achieved the highest possible value from their technology."

In addition to the Technology Innovation Awards for the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance, Ventana Research also recognized Teradata customers for achieving superior results by leveraging people, processes, data, and technology.

Operational Leadership Awards

Marketing Excellence: Nationwide Insurance

CIO and IT Leadership Awards

Analytics: HMS Holdings Corporation using Teradata, Informatica, and MicroStrategy 

Business Leadership Awards

Governance, Risk, and Compliance: United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency

"It is an honor for Teradata and our customers to receive these awards," said Tasso Argyros, co-president, Teradata Aster. "Teradata is committed to building easy-to-adopt technology that harnesses the latest innovations in big data analytics. Teradata technology delivers real business value, while reducing time, cost, and risk."

The award-winning Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance breaks down the barriers that traditionally slow down adoption of big data analytics and empowers customers to maximize the value from all their data. It brings together open source Apache Hadoop and Teradata Aster into a single highly integrated and optimized appliance. The Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance is designed for demanding analytics, which require more computational power, memory, and data movement.

This appliance offers up to 19 times better data throughput and performs analytics up to 35 times faster than a typical off-the-shelf commodity bundle. The Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance has ample memory and high bandwidth interconnects to support extreme analytic execution, and it is packaged to require less space in the data center than off-the-shelf offerings. The appliance offers pre-packaged ready-to-run analytical functions such as digital marketing optimization, social network analysis, fraud detection, and analysis of machine-generated data.

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About Teradata Aster
The Teradata Aster MapReduce Platform is the market-leading big data analytics solution. This discovery platform embeds MapReduce analytic processing for deeper insights on new data sources and multi-structured data types to deliver analytic capabilities with breakthrough performance and scalability. Teradata's solution utilizes Aster's patented SQL-MapReduce® to parallelize the processing of data and applications and deliver rich analytic insights at scale. Companies including Barnes & Noble, Intuit, LinkedIn, and Gilt Groupe use Teradata Aster to help deliver best-in-class digital marketing optimization, social network and relationship analysis, and data science. Visit for more information.

About Teradata
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company, focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver data integration and business insight to empower organizations to make the best decisions possible for competitive advantage. Visit for details.

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