DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data solutions company, announced today that Stephen Brobst, Teradata Chief Technology Officer, has been selected by ExecRank as a top U.S. chief technology officer (CTO) for 2012. ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives from more than 30 professions who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120412/CL86658LOGO ) According to an ExecRank statement, the number one area of focus for top CTOs in 2012 has been "their role in developing defensible technologies for their companies, and leveraging those technologies to strengthen competitiveness." The top 2012 list places Brobst at number fourteen out of 15,000 CTOs in the United States. The ExecRank list also includes CTOs from innovators such as eBay, Intel, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. "At a time when big data analytics and integrated database technologies are at the very epicenter of business insight and value creation across the world, Stephen Brobst stands out as our highest-ranking voice for database-driven analytic intelligence and thought leadership," said Dallas Bond, Lead Analyst, Research Division, ExecRank. "Stephen's work and reputation are highly regarded in the industry and among other technology executives." A key member of Teradata's leadership, Brobst is a recognized catalyst for innovation throughout his areas of responsibility. As CTO, Brobst continues to make a global impact on the information technology space, providing guidance to Teradata as well as to many Fortune 500 companies and government organizations -- helping extend technological leadership and competitiveness in big data analytics. "It's an honor to be recognized by ExecRank among so many talented peers," said Brobst. "I am excited by the tremendous opportunities emerging in the analytic data solutions environment and find it rewarding to contribute to the success of companies across the world that rely on Teradata for the intelligence required to compete and win."