Teradata Universe: QueryGrid expanded while Yodel signs for delivery

Teradata has increased the span of its QueryGrid technology at its 2015 Universe event in Amsterdam

Teradata has increased the span of its big data-oriented QueryGrid technology, as part of a group of product announcements at its 20th Universe event, in Amsterdam. It also announced a new UK customer acquisition, parcel carrier Yodel.

QueryGrid, on Teradata’s account, provides self-service access to data and analytic processing across different systems without special tools or IT intervention.

“QueryGrid offers enterprises quick and simple access to all of their data,” said Hermann Wimmer, co-president of Teradata.

The technology will join Teradata to the Cloudera and MapR distributions of Hadoop, the Apache Software Foundation framework for processing big data.

“Teradata QueryGrid will offer our joint customers a powerful connection between the Teradata database and the MapR distribution of Apache Hadoop,” said Steve Wooledge, vice-president of product marketing at MapR.

QueryGrid offers enterprises quick and simple access to all of their data

Hermann Wimmer, Teradata

Teradata has also announced an enhancement to its existing data platform for Hortonworks, its preferred Hadoop distributor.

Data Yodelling

Meanwhile, the supplier announced Yodel is using Teradata appliances to improve the reporting processes used to register parcels arriving at its service centres.

“Teradata technology has given us huge improvements, providing faster and more timely insights and greater control of our business and its relationships with clients,” said Adam Gerrard, Yodel's CIO. “We now have our data consolidated in one place.”

Previously, Yodel had deployed a large group of reports, now replaced by three dashboards.

Teradata said Yodel now has “near-immediate access to key metrics throughout its business, leading to step-change improvements in deliveries, parcel tracking, billing and fulfilment of client requirements”.

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The business intelligence project began in summer 2014 and was fully operational before the run-up to Christmas.

The parcel company has more than 60 locations in the UK and a relationship with 85% of the country’s top retailers.

In other conference news, Teradata has unveiled a new data warehouse appliance, the 2800, said to be optimised for fast in-memory processing. The supplier said it will enable organisations to double data capacity, while also double analytic power in a single cabinet to help customers unlock and operationalise business insights.


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