Teradata PARTNERS is a user group community dedicated to sharing information, ideas, and all things related to data. As a valued member of the Teradata partner community since 2006, WhereScape recently attended in October the annual Teradata PARTNERS Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. VP of Global Alliances and Partners at WhereScape, Perry Sansom had the pleasure of attending PARTNERS, and shares with us a few musings from Nashville.
The WhereScape team had a wonderful time catching up with customers and partners from around the world. Perry enthusiastically noted that the WhereScape team seemed to have more fun than anyone else!
Big Data was a common discussion point from many of the exhibitors at the tradeshow, but with attendees increasingly looking for real-world, robust, reliable and repeatable data solutions, its fair to say that the data management industry, the subsequent market and the technology is maturing every day.
The WhereScape booth had a record number of discussions and demonstrations, with our data automation value proposition strongly resonating with delegates. Centered on halving data integration projects, WhereScape even had a resident magician onboard further hitting home the ‘halving’ message. Yes, we were actually cutting someone in half at the WhereScape booth!
One of the highlights of PARTNERS this year was the opportunity for one of our customers, the second largest retail group in the world, Tesco PLC, to present a ‘lessons learnt’ session to a packed audience of over 300 delegates. Tesco's Andy Ruckley presented a beautifully highlighted view of how agile methodology and RED solve real-life data problems - this is everything we work towards at WhereScape.
On the agility note, the most common question from attendees was, “how can we help customers be more agile in their data landscape, as waterfall methodology just isn’t fast enough for business users…?” The answer from the WhereScape team was simple....just speak to any number of happy and elated WhereScape customers on the booth.
Congratulations to our Teradata partners who hosted a wonderfully successful PARTNERS this year - and we look forward to seeing you next year!