Teradata Turns to Acquisitions, Partnerships to Adapt to…
Teradata is a heavyweight in the data warehouse world, but that world is undergoing rapid change. As a result, Teradata is taking significant steps to make sure it has a place atop the developing Big Data landscape.
Teradata is aggressively acquiring (present tense) Hadoop-focused start-ups, a process that began in 2011 with its acquisition of Aster Data Systems. In 2012, Teradata entered into a partnership with Hortonworks, which includes deep technical integration between HDP and Teradata’s Aster & data warehouse platforms. The Hortonworks partnership also includes a reseller arrangement that is beginning to deliver real revenue for both companies. More recently, Teradata acquired Hadapt, a start-up that built one of the first SQL-on-Hadoop technologies, and Revalytics, another start-up specializing in Hadoop-focused data management.
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