Teradata Buys Data Archiving Firm RainStor

Deal continues string of Hadoop-based acquisitions for data warehousing giant

John Rath

December 18, 2014

1 Min Read
Teradata Buys Data Archiving Firm RainStor
Teradata hardware inside Switch’s SuperNAP data center in Las Vegas.

Data warehouse solutions provider Teradata, which has been growing its big data analytics capabilities, has acquired data-archiving specialist RainStor for an undisclosed sum. As the company's fourth acquisition of the year, it illustrates a continued focus on enterprise-grade Hadoop solutions.

RainStor's archival system rides on top of Hadoop. Gartner recently named RainStor a visionary in the June 2014 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement.

RainStor brings a wealth of big data partnerships, large global customers, and patents to Teradata. The two companies have partnered on technology implementations in the past.

RainStor assets, intellectual property, and most RainStor employees will be added to Teradata's analytics business.

San Francisco-based RainStor has raised about $26 million since it was founded in 2004. The firm specializes in analytical archive and compliance archive solutions.

Data warehousing powerhouse Teradata has been embracing the complete big data ecosystem, paying special attention to the flourishing Hadoop scene. Like RainStor, previous acquisitions of Revelytix and Hadapt brought Hadoop talent and intellectual property as well. In the past few months Teradata has launched the Teradata Cloud for Hadoop and gained a Hortonworks certification.

"The addition of RainStor underscores Teradata’s commitment to support customers as they transform their organizations into data-driven enterprises," said Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs. "The new archival capability will help customers cost-effectively and efficiently address their data archiving requirements using Hadoop."


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