Teradata's Hadoop dreams lead to two company acquisitions

Summary:Teradata continues its mission to meld data warehouses and big data, announcing that it acquired the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt.

Teradata announced Tuesday that is has acquired the big data companies Revelytix and Hadapt.

Teradata said it acquired the companies last week for undisclosed amounts. Employees and intellectual property from Hadapt and Revelytix will be integrated into Teradata Labs, the company's research and development arm.

By purchasing the two big data companies, it appears Teradata is staying the course on its mission to embrace Hadoop and other big data technologies in order to provide a bridge to its data warehouse systems.

Revelytix is probably best known for making Loom, a metadata management technology compatible with a bevy of Hadoop distros such as Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks and Pivotal. Teradata said Revelytix and its assets bring new data preparation tools in Hadoop, as it delivers integrated metadata, lineage, and data wrangling all in a single software solution.

As for Hadapt, Teradata says will leverage the engineering team's deep big data knowledge to move forward with the Teradata Unified Data Architecture.

Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs, said in a statement:

"We welcome Revelytix and Hadapt employees to Teradata and we look forward to their contributions in helping Teradata Labs accelerate delivery of big data solutions for our customers. The addition of the key assets of these companies underscores Teradata's commitment to continued innovation and customer value, extends our big data portfolio, and enhances the Teradata Unified Data Architecture."


Topics: Enterprise Software, Big Data


Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail tec... Full Bio

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