WhereScape signs strategic alliance

Auckland data warehouse developer signs Vodafone as its first local customer following agreement

Auckland data warehouse WhereScape has signed a strategic alliance that gives it global support on the Teradata platform.

Vodafone New Zealand, which runs both Teradata and Oracle databases, is the first customer to take advantage of the alliance by accelerating the development of its Teradata warehouse through using WhereScape RED.

The alliance partners are Eighty Twenty Plus, a globally deployed data warehouse and business management and strategy consultancy, and Business Intelligence Technologies, a business intelligence consultancy and education services provider.

The two companies have operations in the US, India, Europe, Asia and Australia.

WhereScape RED’s differentiator is that it acts as a complete development and management environment. It spans code generation, building a physical working model, transformation of data, management of metadata and data models.

It eliminates a piecemeal approach to building and managing data warehouses and makes it more straight-forward to maintain and grow the warehouse over its life cycle by using the same integrated metadata.

Under the terms of the alliance, Eighty Twenty Plus and Business Intelligence Technologies will use WhereScape as their preferred provider of data warehouse life cycle management tools on Teradata and other database management system (DBMS) platforms, and will represent and re-sell WhereScape products globally.

WhereScape will use the two as preferred Teradata implementation partners.

Vodafone data warehouse manager Gary Blumgart says the telco can now use WhereScape RED to develop its Teradata enterprise data warehouse in a faster and more efficient manner.

“The alliance integrates tools and service providers which have already added significant value to our business intelligence projects,” he says.