Tesco Tries Netezza But Stands by Teradata

Tesco last week emphasized its commitment to using data warehousing technology from Teradata, Miamisburg, Ohio, while acknowledging that it has deployed some analytical users on a small system from Netezza, Marlborough, Mass.

LONDON — Tesco here last week emphasized its commitment to using data warehousing technology from Teradata, Miamisburg, Ohio, while acknowledging that it has deployed some analytical users on a small system from Netezza, Marlborough, Mass. The Netezza deployment reflects “our ongoing program to evaluate different technologies and architectures,” said Marcel Borlin, Tesco’s program manager, in a statement. “This implementation does not reflect any dissatisfaction with Teradata. Tesco continues to add new applications to the Teradata EDW [enterprise data warehouse].” Tesco uses the Teradata system to support management information and analytical services in the 13 countries where Tesco operates. Tesco has been operating Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores in the U.S. for nearly a year.

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