USA: Columbia Sportswear Puts Data in its Place With Teradata

PORTLAND, Ore.,: A new Teradata Data Warehouse from Teradata Corporation , complemented by the Informatica Platform from Informatica Corporation, will now house and integrate critical business data for Columbia Sportswear Company.

Columbia purchased the Teradata Database and Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance to gain greater business insights and analysis by consolidating data from multiple existing platforms. Teradata business partner Informatica will provide the data integration technology to connect Columbia's source systems to the new Teradata system.

"Columbia Sportswear understands the importance of managing data as a strategic asset. With the Informatica Platform, Columbia will be able to improve its supply chain efficiency by fully leveraging the Teradata warehouse. Informatica technology alongside Teradata transforms the way businesses work - giving all stakeholders timely access to trustworthy, accurate data," said Ivan Chong, executive vice president, Data Quality Product Division, Informatica.

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading innovator in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment markets. The global nature of the company's supply chain and customer base make it a prime target to benefit from implementing a system to consolidate its global data.

"By consolidating into one database data that was previously stored in multiple areas within the company, data are consistent. Consistency in information is key for employees to trust Columbia Sportswear information assets," Ted Senemar, vice president of mid-market, Americas region, Teradata Corporation, said. "Our new Platform Family price points are bringing the power of Teradata to companies of all sizes."

About Columbia Sportswear Company

Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. The company has developed an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance. The company manages a portfolio of outdoor brands including Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, and Montrail.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is the world's number one provider of data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides organizations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 4,100 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise and in the internet cloud.

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics.  Visit Teradata on the web at

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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Added: September 13, 2010 Source: Teradata Corporation
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