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Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation , has broadened the level of integration of its products with Hummingbird Ltd. , a leading global enterprise software company, on the basis of significant enhancements to Genio Suite(TM). These enhancements will enable Teradata customers to maximize the value of their data warehousing investments by moving data more quickly, efficiently and seamlessly from any data source to the Teradata(R) warehouse.

Hummingbird will support Teradata's customers with Genio Suite(TM) 5.0, a powerful data exchange solution, which represents the first extract, transform and load (ETL) tool to support Teradata's TPump loader and is among the first to offer in-memory streaming of data into all the Teradata loaders.

"We're pleased to be working closely with Hummingbird in defining how to best meet the data-loading requirement of customers using Teradata for both traditional and active data warehousing," said Paula Basch-Austin, vice president, Teradata global alliances. "Hummingbird Genio plays an important role in enabling customers to incorporate data from many different sources, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems like SAP and Siebel, into their Teradata data warehouses. Hummingbird and Teradata are working hard together to ensure that Genio satisfies the high demands of enterprise- and production-system data-loading requirements."

Genio accelerates the loading process by streaming data directly into the high-performance Teradata loaders (FastLoad, MultiLoad, TPump) without having to stage the data to a disk-based intermediate text file. This unique integration further ensures the speed of data loading, simplifies the logistics, and provides the ability to implement instant data loading. Once the data is resident in Teradata, Genio leverages Teradata's massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture by generating native Teradata standard query language (SQL) to transform data without having to load it back into the Genio engine.

Teradata's active data warehouse extends the support offered by the traditional data warehouse by enabling both tactical and strategic decision-making. Tactical decisions, the drivers of day-to-day operations, require up-to-the-minute information, and feeding this information into the corporate data warehouse has unique data-loading requirements. These requirements include supporting continuous streams or bursts of data, instant updating of the data warehouse without impacting existing concurrent users, and highly flexible triggering based on the unpredictable arrival of data from multiple operational sources.

"Hummingbird and Teradata have been working together for the last year to identify how best to support the data exchange requirements of Teradata's active data warehouse," said Eugene Cherny, vice president, Research and Development, Hummingbird Ltd. "As these organizations seek to integrate diverse IT systems and data from disparate databases on an instant basis, the requirement for speed and throughput in the ETL process is significantly higher. This is the value of Genio 5.0 for a Teradata-based solution."

Additionally, this allows Teradata customers to integrate and extract data from common environments like IBM non-relational sources and AS/400.

Genio Suite is Hummingbird's universal data exchange solution that transforms, cleanses, enriches and directs information across the entire spectrum of decision-support systems and enterprise applications including ERP and CRM systems. This support for the Teradata active data warehouse will offer Teradata users tighter integration and faster deployment within their environment, by speeding data loads into Teradata data warehouses. The increased support of bulk loaders in Genio 5.0's Loader Wizard, provides "best-of-breed" data-loading solutions, bringing IT professionals the fastest approach to loading data.

About Hummingbird

Hummingbird develops enterprise software solutions that provide the ability to access and act upon all business-critical information and resources, aggregated and categorized through a single user interface.

Hummingbird offers these global enterprise solutions through the desktop and the Web with Hummingbird EIP(TM) (Hummingbird Enterprise Information Portal), the cornerstone product of the company's e-Business solutions. Integrated within Hummingbird EIP are the company's proven technologies for Host Access and Network Connectivity, data integration and business intelligence, as well as document and content management. The company offers its solutions, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 50 countries around the world.

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About Teradata Division

Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, offers powerful analytical solutions that help businesses drive growth. Teradata solutions include the Teradata database, and analytical applications for customer relationship management, operations and financial management, business performance management and e-business. To learn more about Teradata Division and its solutions, go to

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation is a leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide. NCR's Relationship Technology solutions include the Teradata(R) database and analytical applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and demand chain management, store automation systems and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company's business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 33,300 in more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

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