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NCR AND TERADATA ANNOUNCE POST-MERGER PRODUCT PLAN

 NCR AND TERADATA ANNOUNCE POST-MERGER PRODUCT PLAN
 DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NCR Corporation and Teradata


Corporation (NASDAQ: TDAT) jointly announced today a product plan to ensure that customer commitments made by both companies will be met after completion of the proposed merger.
 The plan, which will guide the development and marketing of the merged company's parallel processing systems, calls for the expansion, extension and evolution of NCR and Teradata strategic product platforms. Both companies said that deliveries, enhancements and full product support will continue for NCR System 3600 and Teradata DBC/1012 systems. In addition, the product plan lets customers evolve, at their own pace, to NCR's top-of-the-line, enterprise-wide, massively parallel computer, the NCR System 3700.
 Today's announcement, which dealt only with product strategy, was the first since Teradata agreed to merge with NCR last December. NCR said that organization and other issues are being addressed by the transition team and will be announced later.
 "This announcement is very good news for current and prospective customers of Teradata and NCR," said NCR chairman and chief executive officer Gilbert P. Williamson. "It leaves no doubt that customer commitments and existing investments will be honored and protected. It means that technical enhancements will continue to upgrade the power and functionality of both Teradata and NCR systems. And new customers will be able to choose the best system for their businesses from a broadened product line."
 Teradata Chairman and Chief Executive Kenneth W. Simonds said, "Teradata's decade-long success in the commercial parallel processing market combined with NCR's multinational presence, financial strength and experience in online transaction processing bring our customers an unmatched product and service offering."
 Product Roadmap--Teradata DBC/1012 Model 4
 The Teradata DBC/1012 interoperates and coexists with proprietary mainframes acting as a high-performance decision support database server and data warehouse. Volume deliveries of the flagship Model 4 are continuing and technology extensions will be released in the second half of 1992.
 These extensions include an Applications Processor (AP) which will give the DBC/1012 Model 4 general-purpose UNIX processing capabilities. With the AP, for example, the Model 4 can be used for high-performance online transaction processing and for support of other parallel databases. A disk array option will also be part of the AP offering for the Model 4.
 As previously announced by Teradata, the Model 4 will be extended by an Access Module Processor (AMP) using Intel i486sx 66-MHz microprocessors.
 As DBC/1012 customer power requirements grow, customers can evolve at their own pace to the NCR 3700, the industry's most powerful general-purpose, parallel processing system announced to date.
 Product Roadmap--The NCR 3600
 The NCR 3600 is an open, general-purpose computing platform for high-performance online transaction processing and decision support that offers a more cost effective, high-availability alternative to conventional mainframes. The system supports multiple parallel relational databases including those from Teradata, Oracle and other merchant relational database suppliers. The NCR 3600 uses the UNIX V.4 MP operating system with enhancements for loosely-coupled processing. The system supports networking, transaction processing management through NCR TOP END, application development tools, runtime services and disk arrays.
 The merger will not affect the NCR 3600 product program. Volume deliveries are scheduled in June. The system will continue to be extended.
 The NCR 3700 is the next-generation system upgrade for both DBC/1012 and NCR 3600 customers. Scheduled for availability in 1993, it will be the industry's most powerful general-purpose, massively parallel computer system. The NCR 3700 was jointly developed by NCR and Teradata.
 "The chief beneficiaries of the NCR-Teradata merger will be our customers," Williamson said. "Throughout the merger process and beyond, we intend to keep the needs of customers clearly in mind."
 Today's announcements are the first plans made by the NCR/Teradata transition team that was formed immediately after the merger was announced.
 Teradata(TM), headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., designs, manufactures and markets high performance systems and related products and services for relational database management. The company has approximately 1,600 employees worldwide with operations in the United States and 13 foreign countries. Revenues for 1991 fiscal year ended June 30 were $257.8 million.
 NCR(TM), the Networked Computing Resource of AT&T, develops, manufactures, markets, supports and services enterprise-wide information systems for worldwide markets. It employs 55,000 people and is the fifth largest U.S. computer company. NCR has a presence in 120 countries and derived more than 60 percent of 1991 revenue of $6.3 billion from outside the United States.
 Teradata and DBC/1012 are registered trademarks of Teradata Corporation. NCR and TOP END are registered trademarks of NCR Corporation. Intel and i486sx are trademarks of Intel Corporation. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.
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