Teradata brings Linux to enterprise-class data warehouses
ORLANDO, Fla., 9/19/2005 -– Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), announced that it is bringing Linux to enterprise-class data warehouses as it did with the Windows® operating systems. With either operating system, Linux or Windows, Teradata delivers the same enterprise-class scalability, availability and manageability as it does on its own UNIX operating system, UNIX MP-RAS. "By adding Linux to the list of operating systems, Teradata provides its customers yet another choice," said Scott Gnau, vice president and general manager, Teradata research and development. "The adoption of Linux further enables the powerful Teradata enterprise data warehouse to integrate seamlessly into even the most complex and open IT architectures."
Teradata selected Novell, Inc., because it provides a full range of industry-leading Linux services to support large-scale enterprises. In addition, Novell recently released the SUSE™ LINUX Enterprise Server 9 software, delivering numerous security improvements, maintenance enhancements, and other updates providing a scalable and efficient solution for enterprise customers who are considering the move to an open source operating system. "Novell is very enthusiastic about our new relationship with Teradata," said Nancy Faigen, vice president and general manager, Novell Linux. "We view Teradata as a leader in the industry as they deliver enterprise-class data warehouses on Novell's open source SUSE Linux operating system."
Gnau continued, "Regardless of the operating system chosen by the customer, the Teradata data warehouse solution remains the same. The scalability, availability, manageability and performance are built into the Teradata parallel database architecture relying on the operating system for only base-level services."
The Linux operating system runs on the previously announced Teradata database server, NCR 5400 Server, with dual Intel Xeon EM64T 3.6 GHz processors running in 64-bit mode. This combination of technology offers Teradata customers advantages, both business and technical. It enables them to leverage the powerful Teradata database, Intel technology and the Linux open operating system.
Teradata customers may select Linux or they may select from these operating systems - Microsoft Windows 2003 on 32-bit and NCR UNIX® SVR4 MP-RAS Version 3.03. The Linux operating system with 64-bit architecture is currently in customer beta testing and will be available in early 2006.
In addition to making SUSE LINUX available for the operating system, Teradata already offers tools and utilities products that provide the load and access connectivity to user applications on both SUSE LINUX and Red Hat Linux.
About Teradata Division
Teradata, (www.teradata.com) a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services. Organizations around the world rely on the power of Teradata's award-winning solutions to get a single, integrated view of their business to enhance decision-making, customer relationships and profitability.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR's ATMs, retail systems, Teradata® data warehouses and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ solutions that maximize the value of customer interactions and help organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employees approximately 28,300 people worldwide.
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