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Teradata and SAS Announce Strategic Partnership

Originally published October 10, 2007

SAS, a leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services, and Teradata Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data warehousing, recently announced a strategic partnership. that will enable customers to exploit the best of both companies' core strengths. Through deeper technical integration of their respective products, as well as through coordinated marketing, sales and services activities, customers will be able o exploit the best of both companies’ core strengths.

In support of the recently announced SAS In-Database initiative, the foundation of the partnership is to enable businesses to run and optimize key aspects of SAS solutions and analytic processes within the Teradata database engine. Customers will be able to leverage SAS capabilities and analytical functions to utilize the core parallel processing inherent in Teradata's architecture. Additionally, the joint road map also calls for selected SAS solutions targeting financial services and retail to be optimized with Teradata.

"As data volumes continue to grow exponentially, leading companies are making major investments in analytic solutions across the enterprise – from customer information, marketing, supply chain and risk to finance, IT and operations – to gain competitive advantages," said Jim Goodnight, chief executive officer of SAS. "This announcement with Teradata marks our first relational database partnership – one that will open up new opportunities for existing and future customers interested in utilizing the power of SAS' award-winning solutions and analytics within Teradata's industry-leading database engine."

"This new strategic partnership offers an exciting future for our mutual customers because they will benefit from the combined power of the leading BI and analytics provider and the leader in enterprise data warehousing," said Mike Koehler, president and chief executive officer of Teradata. "Together, SAS and Teradata offer companies the ability to more effectively leverage their data as a strategic corporate asset for better, faster decision making throughout the enterprise. We clearly see the customer demand to optimize the processing and use of data throughout the enterprise."

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