Partner Products Come to Fore at Teradata User Conference
Kalido, Information Builders, and Expressor Software announce products.
The biggest news at this week’s Partners user conference in San Diego came from Teradata Corp. No surprise, given that Partners is a Teradata-sanctioned event.
As at previous Partners events, several third-party vendors also trumpeted product announcements of their own.
Data warehousing specialist Kalido had a full slate: it announced the completion of a port of its Kalido data warehouse to Teradata; also touted was a new mid-market-oriented DW bundle developed in tandem with partners Teradata and Claraview (the latter is a Teradata-owned subsidiary); and unveiled a new Hierarchy and Rule Management offering that will run in conjunction with Teradata and non-Teradata warehouse configurations.
The Kalido port to Teradata has been in the works for a little while: the two companies kicked off a partnership just five months ago. The nominal aim of that partnership — the porting of Kalido to run natively on top of Teradata — is achieved with this week’s announcement. According to Kalido CEO Bill Hewitt, however, both companies see plenty of opportunity for ongoing collaboration.
“We think there’s a lot of synergy between what we do and what they do for customers. They are the big dog in the data warehousing space, but they’ve also engineered some extremely complex environments that, as customers change, require some level of agility. That’s what we bring to the table, [an ability] to help insulate [joint] customers in these [complex] environments against the effects of that [change]. We’re excited about this relationship, not just because it allows us to run on another market-leading platform, but because we believe data will be exploding at a volume never seen before.”
Kalido had previously partnered with Netezza Inc. (now an IBM Corp. property) to deliver an industry-specific DW appliance.