Teradata and Novell Accelerate Adoption of SUSE Linux Enterprise for Data Warehousing

November 10, 2008


Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, and Novell today announced they will provide customers a new level of support as Linux becomes a trusted choice for Teradata enterprise-class data warehouses.

"With this agreement, we are elevating our day-to-day working relationship, which will shape and accelerate the adoption of Linux for enterprise-class data warehouses," said Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata. "Our customers are demanding the best from our Linux systems, and we are delivering high performance systems that are very stable, manageable and scalable. In addition to improving our customers' experience in the near term, this close relationship means we will be able to provide the Linux community with the benefit of our experience in high performance enterprise systems."

As part of the agreement, Novell will provide a dedicated Linux services engineering team to enhance the performance of the Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family which runs on SUSE® Linux Enterprise. Novell will also ensure a smooth integration of applications running on its operating system.

"Novell is very enthusiastic about this extension of our partnership with Teradata," said Roger Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "Teradata is the undisputed leader in data warehousing, while Novell has a strong presence with key customers in the high performance computing segment. From our 64-bit technical leadership to our enterprise-class support, we are prepared to help customers and partners build products and applications on the most scalable, best engineered and most interoperable Linux operating system."

The high performance and scalability of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell in the research and industry sectors is being leveraged for companies that depend on their data warehouse and business analytics to run their business. According to the Top500 list of supercomputers (www.top500.org ), SUSE Linux Enterprise is the first choice for many high performance computing (HPC) customers worldwide. For a growing number of businesses and vendors, HPC now translates into efficiency, faster time-to-market and ultra-scale business computing.

According to Levy, Teradata and Novell are beginning a new era in this emerging high productivity computing market. Teradata's choice of SUSE Linux Enterprise for data warehousing is one of the best examples of why organizations should rely on this operating system.

In 2005, Teradata announced its plan to bring Linux to enterprise-class data warehouses and SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell was selected as a trusted open source operating system. With the 64-bit operating system, Teradata has been able to enhance the performance, scalability and functionality of the Teradata systems while at the same time deliver the same enterprise-class availability and manageability as it does on its own 32-bit UNIX operating system, UNIX MP-RAS.

About Teradata
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence through data warehousing, consulting services and enterprise analytics. Teradata is in more than 60 countries and on the Web at www.teradata.com

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About Novell

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