Union Pacific Chooses Enterprise Data Warehouse Upgrade Over Addition of a Data Warehouse Appliance

WASHINGTON — Union Pacific Railroad has elected to upgrade and expand its Active Enterprise Data Warehouse from Teradata Corp.

Union Pacific made the choice following a benchmark study involving several data warehouse appliances from multiple vendors.

“Based on our enterprise applications, our high number of concurrent users and the mixed workload nature of our demands, we selected the latest Active Enterprise Data Warehouse from Teradata,” said Lynden L. Tennison, Union Pacific senior vice president and chief information officer. “We have had a very long-standing relationship with Teradata. This project is about improving our ability to respond to our customers and Teradata is enabling us to meet this goal by expanding our data warehouse capacity. We will now be able to continue to improve and grow our productivity initiatives, increase our business and financial trend analysis, and address our customers’ growing needs while at the same time maintain our internal IT cost objectives.”

Union Pacific has relied upon Teradata for its enterprise data warehouse since 1992. This latest upgrade delivers a 40 percent increase in data warehouse capacity and includes the Teradata Disaster Recovery Solution and Teradata Viewpoint, the portal-based system management solution that allows access to Teradata system performance information from virtually anywhere and allows updates to be deployed once for automatic installation to all users. The Teradata solution also includes Protegrity’s Defiance DPS that enables embedded encryption and decryption within the Teradata database for enhanced data security.

Said Teradata Vice President Tony Palladino, “The new and larger Teradata Active EDW will accommodate Union Pacific’s expected increase in data collected and the growing complexity of queries handled by the system. Teradata’s Active EDW helps Union Pacific to deliver greater fuel efficiency, better asset utilization and improved productivity, while meeting Union Pacific’s customers’ service requirements — all of which are critical to remaining a leader in the highly competitive rail industry.”