Teradata Continues Big Data Acquisitions with Rainstor

In its fourth big data-related acquisition this year, Teradata announced it has acquired RainStor, a privately held company specializing in online big data archiving on Hadoop. The other acquired companies include Revelytix, Hadapt, and Think Big Analytics.

According to Teradata, the Rainstor acquisition strengthens its enterprise-grade Hadoop solutions and will enable organizations to add archival data store capabilities for their entire enterprise, including data stored in OLTP, data warehouses, and applications.

RainStor's technology offers three key advantages, explains Chris Twogood, vice president of products and services at Teradata. It enables extreme data compression with the ability to compress data from 10x to 40x, Rainstor data is immutable which is important for compliance and security regulations, and it is all accessible by SQL.

The acquisition of RainStor includes the assets, intellectual property, and the majority of RainStor employees and builds on an existing partnership between Teradata and RainStor. 

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