SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data solutions company, today announced that the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance received a Technology Innovation Award from Ventana Research, which distinguished the appliance as visionary and transformative technology. In addition, Teradata customers were recognized for their leadership by deploying technology that achieved spectacular results.
"The Ventana Research 2012 Leadership Awards showcase technology vendors and customers that have advanced the computing potential of their applications and technology," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and chief research officer, Ventana Research. "Congratulations to Teradata for the Technology Innovation Award and for its level of expertise in using technology to drive business value. We also congratulate Teradata for their work with customers. The result of these efforts is that their customers have achieved the highest possible value from their technology."
In addition to the Technology Innovation Awards for the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance, Ventana Research also recognized Teradata customers for achieving superior results by leveraging people, processes, data, and technology.Operational Leadership Awards Marketing Excellence: Nationwide Insurance CIO and IT Leadership Awards Analytics: HMS Holdings Corporation using Teradata, Informatica, and MicroStrategy Business Leadership Awards Governance, Risk, and Compliance: United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency "It is an honor for Teradata and our customers to receive these awards," said Tasso Argyros, co-president, Teradata Aster. "Teradata is committed to building easy-to-adopt technology that harnesses the latest innovations in big data analytics. Teradata technology delivers real business value, while reducing time, cost, and risk." The award-winning Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance breaks down the barriers that traditionally slow down adoption of big data analytics and empowers customers to maximize the value from all their data. It brings together open source Apache Hadoop and Teradata Aster into a single highly integrated and optimized appliance. The Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance is designed for demanding analytics, which require more computational power, memory, and data movement.