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  • 23 December 2003 11:43

U.S. Air Force Expands its Teradata Warehouse

Teradata announces an expansion of the US Air Force’s Air Force Enterprise Data Warehouse (AF EDW).

The Air Force, which operates over 6,000 aircraft from air bases around the world and a $33 billion parts inventory, expects the Teradata EDW to provide it with the ability to store millions of records daily in near real time and quickly retrieve accurate information to conduct analysis for decision-making.

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U.S. Air Force Expands its Teradata® Warehouse

Air Force Enterprise Data Warehouse provides real-time combat support and business performance information to proactively manage U.S. aircraft readiness across the world

SYDNEY, 23 December 2003 – Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation and The Greentree Group today announced that the U.S. Air Force continues to expand its Teradata®-based Air Force Enterprise Data Warehouse (AF EDW) implemented by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

“Government has been one of Teradata’s fastest growing industries over the last three years. Prospects for continued growth remain high as new defense and security related missions begin to take shape in 2004 and beyond,” said Allen Shay, president and chief operating officer of NCR Government Systems Corporation.

The AF EDW was initiated in 2001 to assess aircraft readiness, monitor aircraft configuration and analyse individual aircraft histories to predict availability and provide commanders an improved capability of knowing which aircraft were available to deploy. Phase two is currently integrating the aircraft maintenance information with data that comes from the supply chain that supports all Air Force activities.

BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world’s largest business consulting and systems integration firms, is working with the Air Force to consolidate its disparate data systems on the Teradata platform. “The Air Force’s selection of Teradata was to allow it to grow its warehouse incrementally by consolidating information from across the organisation into a single data warehouse, saving time and money,” according to Dan Marion, BearingPoint EDW managing director. “The Air Force expects the EDW to provide it with the ability to store millions of records daily in near real time and quickly retrieve accurate information to conduct analysis for decision-making.”

The Teradata equipment expansion will prepare the way for the integration of contracting, financial and transportation information.

“The Air Force operates over 6,000 aircraft from air bases around the world and a $33 billion parts inventory to keep those aircraft flying. And in our business, it’s not just about transporting people and supplies, it’s about protecting the American people and ensuring the safety of our troops,” said Mike Riley, AF EDW program manager at the AFMC. “We saw the opportunity to support both the combat side and the business side of operations by providing a central, relatable and current analytical data repository that integrated information from all areas to provide a single, trusted view of the enterprise and all its components.”

“By expanding the AF EDW, AFMC is greatly increasing its capability to support the Air Force mission, said Travis Greenwood, chief executive officer of The Greentree Group. “When aircraft equipment fails, mechanics and supervisors can turn to the Air Force’s EDW to look for trends and hidden causes. During Operations Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom, the Air Force tracked fighter flying hours and maintenance actions in near real time. Regional trends and proactive decisions were available within two hours of aircraft landings. We are pleased to partner with Teradata to support the Air Force’s effort to not only improve business operations, but also advance national security efforts.”

About The Greentree Group

The Greentree Group works with clients around the world to assess information system environments for optimal business and customer support. The firm develops and executes strategic and tactical plans for corporate business systems that support startup organisations as well as existing enterprises that seek to modernize major information technology systems. In the data warehousing market, Greentree is an authorised reseller for Teradata, a division of NCR, and offers a service support team certified in all levels of Teradata technologies, including Teradata Masters. For more information, please call 937-490-5500 or visit their Web site at

About BearingPoint, Inc.

BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) is one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organisations. We provide business and technology strategy, systems design, architecture, applications implementation, network infrastructure, systems integration and managed services. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, reduce costs and access the information necessary to operate their business on a timely basis. Based in McLean, Va., BearingPoint has been named by Fortune as one of America’s Most Admired Companies in the computer and data services sector. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

About Teradata Division

Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global leader in enterprise data warehousing and enterprise analytic technologies and services. For more information, visit

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s ATMs, retail systems, Teradata data warehouses and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ solutions that maximise the value of customer interactions. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR ( employs approximately 29,300 people worldwide.

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