Centrica evaluated the leaders in the market with a comprehensive study involving analysts, request for quotes and proposals along with many detailed reference visits or calls over a 12-month period with existing Teradata customers.
Centrica will migrate data from its many existing databases to the enterprise data warehouse hosted on the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance. Centrica will save money by consolidating its management information databases. Also Centrica will utilise the new applications described above to better understand its customers.
David Cooper, chief information officer, Centrica, said: "New data sources such as web and smart meter data will enable new insight. It is vital that Centrica have a technology partner who is proven in this field. We are therefore delighted to announce Teradata as our enterprise data warehouse provider and business partner and we are looking forward to developing our relationship together."
"We are excited that Centrica has appointed Teradata as its enterprise data warehousing partner," said Teradata Corporation Area Vice President, UK, Chris Armitage. "Teradata's database-driven analytic platform family and utility customer community continue to grow. Utility companies are moving to Teradata as their data volumes grow with new data types such as browsing data and smart meter data driving new insight. We are excited to be working with the leading utility company in the UK."