Thread regarding Teradata Corp. layoffs

Our technology

Since none of us can change anything here, I am aware that all my frustrations are in vain. For example, our technology. Does anyone think our technology is relevant enough today? I don't think so.

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The tech is relevant in the sense companies needs solutions alike. It is just that competition is much more advanced now and TD can't win new logos. Thus TD tech is becoming irrelevant and with every year there is less and less customers.
According to marketing Vintage is the fastest selling product in the history of capitalism but I beg to differ

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Post ID: @7wgl+1h38NIoj

I see our CPO HA is speaking at an upcoming Six Five conference on strategy, innovation, and thought leadership. This will be interesting for the fact checkers since our strategy is stale and outdated, we have no innovation, and for Teradata to be speaking on thought leadership must be a joke. #CloudLast

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Post ID: @5yem+1h38NIoj

This entire post is moot now. The Teradata database was great in it's on-prem day when memory and CPU power was scarce. But cloud changed everything and Teradata was too slow to react. There is still no clean separation between compute and storage which means disruptive scale up or scale down. And there has been no meaningful innovation in years. Most of the patents are irrelevant now. No other technology company will acquire Teradata. No new prospect will touch "Vantage" with a ten foot pole. No modern partners want to work with them. The only cloud deals are companies trapped with legacy apps who are doing a lift and shift so they stick with Teradata to avoid the pain of a disruptive migration. Once in AWS or Azure they will migrate off as soon as they can.

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Post ID: @4egq+1h38NIoj

This post sounds like it was written by Marketing or Investor Relations. I’m really comforted that someone feels like they “gained the confidence of the board” … that’s a really high bar. 🙄

“How many of the developers (don't even call them an "Engineer") can articulate 1) how our subscription strategy increases investor confidence, 2) how our cloud ARR increases market cap, 3) how our core technology is priced to balance revenue and margin and 4) how our comp plans balance drive and satisfaction? I'd be amazed if ANY of them can do this and I'd be floored if any of them can/have explained the answers in front of institutional investors or the press.

Just sayin' - when was the last time any of them gained the confidence of the board and ran anything (other than claiming they could here on this web site)?”

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Post ID: @3vaq+1h38NIoj

Foolishly arrogant to claim another's knowledge on a public forum.

While the principles of relational versus doc, graph, etc still have merit, the technical constraints that limited them to their own independence are dramatically reduced. This is especially true when typical workloads are considered.

It isn't 1970 any longer

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Post ID: @3jjh+1h38NIoj

You obviously don't know much about technology. Relational databases live on everywhere. Best to stick to your marketing job at the competition where your ppt skills may come in handy one day

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Post ID: @3uui+1h38NIoj

I have confidence in our Engineering team and meant no offense. I intended to highlight the false comparison of a technologist to a business leader. Each role requires different strengths.

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Post ID: @2jwg+1h38NIoj

How many of the developers (don't even call them an "Engineer") can articulate 1) how our subscription strategy increases investor confidence, 2) how our cloud ARR increases market cap, 3) how our core technology is priced to balance revenue and margin and 4) how our comp plans balance drive and satisfaction? I'd be amazed if ANY of them can do this and I'd be floored if any of them can/have explained the answers in front of institutional investors or the press.

Just sayin' - when was the last time any of them gained the confidence of the board and ran anything (other than claiming they could here on this web site)?

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Post ID: @2lsg+1h38NIoj

Delusional post below….save it for Yammer and the next rahrah session.

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Post ID: @2xqh+1h38NIoj

How many of the senior managers (don't even call them a "leadership team") can articulate 1) what the core technology is, 2) how does the core technology work, 3) why is the core technology different/better than any competitor and 4) why should any customer shell out hard-dollars for the core technology? I'd be amazed if ANY of them can do this and I'd be floored if any of them can/have explained the answers in front of customers or prospects.

Just sayin' - when was the last time any of them signed on to a system and ran anything (other than Powerpoint)?

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Post ID: @1opc+1h38NIoj

These always seem like posts from competitor marketing departments, but if you really are Teradata, then you should know that our "tech" is more relevant today than it ever has been. Our support for really complex queries/analytics and our ability to control costs is more and more critical for modern cloud consumers; even more important than when we focused on prem. Our usability continues improving, and that is a top priority as we are demonstrating with recent advances in our expandability, interfaces, consoles, zero downtime upgrades, trust nothing architecture, secure by design, and much more.

With as much history as we have, we are constantly evolving, sometimes requiring hard choices about what not to continue. It never feels fast enough, but we are evolving every product area and increasing our velocity at the same time.

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