eBay(R) and Teradata Collaborate to Develop Deep Data Analytic Solutions

Addressing petabyte-level analytical data and storage to enhance online customer experiences

May 06, 2010, 13:00 ET from Teradata Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced a joint engineering agreement with eBay, the world's largest online marketplace. The two companies will work together to develop new analytic competencies that will deliver better customer experiences online. The focus of the joint effort is on deep storage and analytical data volumes, up to multiple petabytes.

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"eBay continues to operate at the forefront of data warehousing architecture and vision, and this collaboration with Teradata helps ensure eBay.com processes data quickly and efficiently with new breakthrough analytical capabilities. eBay is leveraging advanced analytics technologies at a massive scale in providing the best experience possible for our users," said James Barrese, vice president of technology at eBay.

The project will focus on site analytics through web logs, a layer deeper than clickstream data. The collaboration began with eBay's purchase of the Teradata Extreme Data Appliance. Starting at six petabytes in size, the Teradata appliance will analyze and store 30 terabytes of data each day.

"The eBay team is well-known for its use of analytics for competitive advantage and for thought leadership in the data warehousing space," said Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata Corporation. "We are happy to extend our engineering collaboration with eBay to include next-generation analytics across a broad range of structured and semi-structured data."

News Facts

  • eBay began using Teradata solutions in 2002 with a single 14-terabyte system.  
  • Today, eBay processes 50 petabytes of information each day while adding 40 terabytes of data each day as millions buy and sell items across 50,000 categories.  
  • More than 5,000 eBay business users and analysts turn over a terabyte of data every eight seconds. Raising parallel efficiency, the effectiveness of distributing large amounts of workload over pools and grids of servers equals millions in operating expense savings.
  • A petabyte holds 1,024 times as much data as a terabyte. If every PC had a 50-gigabyte hard drive, storing a petabyte would take 20,000 PCs.  Definition of petabyte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petabyte.

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Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database softwareenterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliancesconsulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at www.teradata.com.

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