With seven brands and six acquisitions in the last four years, Shutterfly is adjusting to rapid business growth and merchandise extensions, leading to increasing data volumes, complexity, and changing user behavior across multiple devices. In addition, capacity and analytical capabilities in its existing data environment have not kept pace with the explosion of big data and its emerging data sources and types.
"The Teradata field team has served as a trusted advisor in a complex world of big data; they understood our unique requirements. As a result, they proposed relevant solutions and services for increasing performance, enhancing user access with Data Labs, improving system and workload management, and the addition of Teradata in-database "R" Analytics," said Sarang Kirpekar, vice president of Data Products and Science, Shutterfly. "This all adds up to Teradata providing the best integration and analytics tools with the expertise to help us create a powerhouse analytic environment -- and discover the actionable insights we need to fully realize our vision as a data-driven business."
"In addition to our solution and services package, Teradata's Hadoop interoperability and native JSON support will enable new discovery functionality for Shutterfly," said Paul Forrester, retail vice president, Teradata. "We appreciate the ongoing collaboration with Shutterfly's customer insight teams, their analytics specialists and data science teams. We expect great things as we provide their business with the guidance they need to identify new opportunities to monetize their growing treasury of strategic data assets."
Teradata Managed Services is enabling a high-quality, low-cost operational footprint, while Shutterfly is receiving world-class Teradata training for their developers and users. Teradata is also providing Enterprise Architecture Consulting to develop the "as-is" and "to-be" data and analytics ecosystems, and help shape the future of Big Data Analytics for this fast-growing organization.
To learn more about Shutterfly's collaboration with Teradata, register for the Teradata 2015 PARTNERS Conference and Expo set for October 18-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Sarang Kirkepar will lead a session titled "How Do You Future-Proof a Data Eco-system" on October 21 at 10 am in Ballroom A.
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