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Message Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 @ 15:57:56 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Linux and Teradata
From:   Tom Slavinsky

Concerning MP-RAS replacement (a separate response to the ODBC question will be forthcoming), here is the current OS strategy for Teradata :


Continued enhancement (primarily platform enabling stuff) and support for MP-RAS (Unix), as well as Windows 2000, well beyond the availability of 64-bit platforms. MP-RAS continues to provide a robust, highly stable environment for Teradata. There really is no compelling reason to support additional 32-bit Unix flavors. If there is, I'd love to hear it.

To continue to expand the reach of Teradata and provide seamless access to Teradata from industry standard, as well as emerging standards, the Teradata Utilities Foundation (TUF, which is the tools and utilities) are/will be incorporating support for Linux.


Like 32-bit, support for both Unix and Windows 2000. For Unix, Teradata will have an Open Unix strategy, supporting one or more enterprise-class, industry accepted/demanded Unix variants. This was described at last years Partners Conference. NCR expects to make an announcement in the very near future.

NCR is closely monitoring Linux, specifically for its ability to support a business-critical process such as Data Warehousing. The industry is pretty unanimous in their view that Linux may have some shortcomings (e.g. RAS) that keep it from being considered enterprise- class. The Linux Open Community, with the help of major vendors, are actively working to take Linux up the food chain. NCR will continue monitoring this progress.

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