Teradata warehouse improves real-time alerts and integration

Teradata will offer improved real-time database queries and support third-party reporting tools in version 8.0 of its...

Teradata will offer improved real-time database queries and support third-party reporting tools in version 8.0 of its datawarehouse software, which it unveiled on Monday (11 October).

The product offers active datawarehousing, which facilitates integration with other applications triggered by the datawarehouse.

Rusty Warner, director of product marketing at Teradata, said Continental Airlines in the US has been using this facility to reroute passengers on delayed flights. The datawarehouse starts up other processes, such as reissuing tickets or reserving a room in a hotel booking system.

According to Teradata, a new table design allows businesses to analyse operational information against historical information to identify events in near real-time.

Warner said one example of where this could be used is shown by Teradata customer Wal-Mart. The supermarket can monitor point of sale information with stock levels and historical data to check whether stock needs to be replenished. An alert can be sent to warn of low stock levels.

Warner said the new release offers support for Siebel's analytical tools, Microsoft's analytical services within SQL Server and IBM Websphere. Teradata 8.0 will be available from 26 November.

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