Teradata provides CarMax with centralized business knowledge
RICHMOND, Va, December 14, 2009 -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, has implemented an Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform for CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars.
Prior to the Teradata Warehouse, CarMax used a combination of traditional database technologies. This implementation helps CarMax meet new business requirements for immediate access to near real-time data. Teradata met these needs in testing for mixed workload capabilities that are critical for CarMax applications.
An active data warehouse makes organizational information available for decision and business transaction support in near real time and, as such, supports a high number of queries daily.
“With the Teradata system we are able to deliver the infrastructure and performance needed to support today’s analytic demands, as well as a foundation for future business intelligence requirements,” said CarMax Chief Information Officer Richard Smith. “Teradata will further enable us to more efficiently access the data we need to analyze trends across our various business functions.”
Gene Sullivan, vice president Americas retail industry, Teradata Corporation, said, “With Teradata, CarMax will further strengthen its unique retail business model and enhance its capability to compete by making informed decisions using historical trends and insights.”
CarMax, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the Fortune 2009 “100 Best Companies to Work For,” is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 100 used car superstores in 46 markets. The CarMax consumer offer is structured around four customer benefits: low, no-haggle prices; a broad selection; high quality vehicles; and customer-friendly service. During the twelve months ended February 28, 2009, the company retailed 345,465 used vehicles and sold 194,081 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at http://www.carmax.com/.
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence through data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting services and enterprise analytics. Teradata is in more than 60 countries and on the web at www.teradata.com
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