Ladys and Gentlemen: the news is finally OUT!
We’ve been hearing rumours for months, but it didn’t come and it didn’t come,and we wondered and wondered if it would ever get here.
Well, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems for 2006 has finally hit the street. Some of us have been waiting for this new release since the last one was released in May 2004. The reason we’ve been waiting is because our beloved Teradata fell from grace in May 2004. And for over two years now we’ve waited to see if the gains that Oracle and IBM had made on Teradata in the Gartner study in 2004 were really true. Had Teradata lost it’s ahead-of-the-pack leadership position in Data Warehousing?
With the arrival of cheap appliances, the industry analysts predicted the demise of Teradata, to the industry sooth-sayers and prophets death stood at Teradata’s door. The cheap and mighty appliances would surely take Teradata down.
Concerned for "our" Teradata’s reputation and future we waited, In May of 2005 we waited for the Magic Quadrant …BUT it never came, and we worried. Then December 2005 – nothing. Then May 2006 – still nothing. What could it be? Where was it?
In July 2006 we heard rumours that it would be here soon, but we did not dare to hope…
Well September 2006 is the official data on it but I received two copy of the report on the same day (October 25, 2006)..
AND THE PROGNOSIS IS GRAND! WONDERFUL, MAGNIFICIENT, for THERE, RIGHT THERE!, in the upper right corned of the uppermost right quadrant — THE company that has the MOST DW Vision and the GREATEST ability to execute, to deliver to the DW Market
Non-other than TERADATA! Right where it should be.
Yeah Baby, Yeah!