Thread regarding Teradata Corp. layoffs

Why Do You Stay?

I worked for Teradata for 6 months, gave them a chance, and then ran as fast as I could out of there once I experienced first hand what goes on in the Teradata compound. The restructuring, the 'strategy', the pivots, the fact that cloud is soooo far behind, the president spent most of his career at a clothing retailer, and the lay offs. Business is booming in the analytics/big data/machine learning world, but not at Teradata. That is a sign. What keeps you there? I could have stayed there for a long time and did an 1/8th of the work I would have to do somewhere else, but I was so bored and felt like I was working for a 1990s database company. Do you stay because you only have to do an 1/8th of the work you would somewhere else? That seemed to be the reason for the 'experienced' folks. The old timers didn't do much and just talked about what they did years ago, as if that mattered any more. Put the same person at Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, they would be obsolete. Probably would survive at Oracle or SAP, same problem there.

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Teradata will be loosing market share and shrinking. The bulk of revenue traditionally was/is coming from on-prem hardware refreshes and there is limited future with this business model. Core database technology is good, but it’s complex and there are a lot of moving parts. Cloud providers such as SF, Redshift, Google are good enough and provide cheaper, easier to use and more scalable solutions while Teradata’s strength in the cloud is not so evident. Vantage is not a game changer. It’s great to have Aster functionality finally merged with a core product, why would customers pay for it with so many alternatives for ML.

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-3avk

TD is a looser technology

Gartner put it 4th below AWS azure oracle.

Enterprise DW concept is dead and scalability isn’t only a prerequisite of TD.

Snowflake will replace TD in cloud soon. TD don’t scale in cloud .

Vantage is still the same DB with some aster

Aster is dead .... and replace by Hadoop

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-3xun

I choose to stay because Teradata still is the best Data Warehouse technology. Even with all the beating and noise Teradata offers the best workload management. It is the Land Cruiser of car/suv that you can take anywhere and will come out on top. Over the years several companies entered this space and challenged Teradata, only to see Teradata take a beating at first and then rise to the top....Came Netezza, Hana, Exadata, Hortonworks and Cloudera....only to make the core Teradata database better. Now its the cloud, and the best part is the company has embraced it with Vantage and offering for AWS, Azure and soon GCP. The company is facing transformation pains only to rise to the top again..... and once transformed Teradata will be far ahead of its competition. Please see layoff forum/blogs on Oracle, SAS, SAP, IBM, Microsoft etc. they are all reducing headcount and companies like Snowflake that are creating the hype will just be around for a few years and then fall in lower left of Gartner quadrant below competition similar to hortonworks/cloudera.

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-2wip

I choose to stay because Teradata still is the best Data Warehouse technology. Even with all the beating and noise Teradata offers the best workload management. It is the Land Cruiser of car/suv that you can take anywhere and will come out on top. Over the years several companies entered this space and challenged Teradata, only to see Teradata take a beating at first and then rise to the top....Came Netezza, Hana, Exadata, Hortonworks and Cloudera....only to make the core Teradata database better. Now its the cloud, and the best part is the company has embraced it with Vantage and offering for AWS, Azure and soon GCP. The company is facing transformation pains only to rise to the top again..... and once transformed Teradata will be far ahead of its competition. Please see layoff forum/blogs on Oracle, SAS, SAP, IBM, Microsoft etc. they are all reducing headcount and companies like Snowflake that are creating the hype will just be around for a few years and then fall in lower left of Gartner quadrant below competition similar to hortonworks/cloudera.

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-2gob

Most people don't really have as many work options as they try to portray. Jobs are so unnecessarily segmented now that companies and hiring managers assign undue risk to applicants who can transfer among functions. It's much easier to sit back and collect a paycheck while keeping quiet within a dysfunctional bureaucracy, especially considering the amount of baggage most workers have (kids, mortgage, alimony, medical bills, etc.).

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-aqk

This place is a joke. Get your payout and get the hell out of there. Mgt has no clue what they are doing and it’s out of control from BU CFO to OR to dyt replacement team. Peace out b--ches

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-rey

What do you expect when monkeys with guns act as the firing squad...? Well they end up shooting themselves in the face. No matter how good and industry-beating the tech is, what matters is how well the personell and change is managed. I spent 10 years at the company and have never seen the ugliness that I've witnessed in recent months. Especially in Europe.

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-xyl

I would mention that several customers are very disappointed about the products:

Teradata Aster is now phase-out .

Customers both dozens of node for a SW that is not develop and soon supported.......

TD is the next Sybase

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Post ID: @Yb8qRwy-yjb

Being a Hadoop client of Teradata I found they are least bother to fix the issue in HDFS and still focusing on their b---s--- amp oriented most expensive storage. Last day is near for teradata in our corporate.

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