Analyst Coverage: Philip Howard
Teradata was first incorporated in 1979, in the days when a “tera” byte of data was “big data”. It released the world’s first parallel data warehouse in 1984 and has been a (if not the) leader in the data warehousing space ever since. It became a public company in 1987 but was acquired by NCR four years later. Thereafter it regained independence from NCR in 1997 and, once again, became a public company in 2007. The company has made a number of significant acquisitions over the last decade, including Claraview, Aprimo, Aster Data Systems and others. In 2014 it acquired Think Big Analytics, which now forms the heart of Teradata’s consulting practices around big data, including AnalyticOps. In late 2017, it spun off Starburst as a company focused on the Presto SQL Engine.