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Message Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 @ 06:11:49 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Pondering
From:   Dennis Calkins

Anomy Anom wrote:

  Oracle has a better marketing campaign. Also, Oracle provides corporate licenses whereas Teradata doesn't. My management thinks Teradata is too expensive because my organization has the foot the bill for upgrades and new purchases.  


I would say Teradata provides a Corporate License as well since the Goal a Data warehouse is to consolidate all the MULTIPLE Database instances into a single source of the truth.

Then you have all the users accessing the single source of the truth rather than having marketing and finance and sales all looking at different information.

I guess from a Starting point Teradata might look like a BIG investment, but start up costs are only a small portion of the Total Database cost.


We had a customer in your same boat and once they made the decision to go with teradata (against corporate policy) a lot of the other departments in their company wanted to start using The Teradata box and migrated their applications off their old database. That caused the corporate policy to change.

If you look at


You can find articles about Teradata customers and what they are doing with teradata. You can search by industry or solution or by keyword.

I searched for ROI (return on investment) and found a couple articles.

Again the amount of money returned on the initial investment maybe hard to measure but your statement that

The developers also commented what took them 6+ months to do in Oracle they could have done in 2 months using Teradata.

That development time has to be worth something to corporate.

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