Teradata has always been the big kahuna of the big database.  In the data warehouse appliance space, there are a lot of new kids on the block such as Netezza, Vertica, Kognitio, etc.  Teradata recently introduced some newer data warehouse appliance servers that target these newcomers.  Stephen Swoyer interviewed Randy Lea (Teradata VP Product and Services Marketing) and wrote the following article: http://www.tdwi.org/News/display.aspx?ID=8968.  Some good insight into how the newly independent (of NCR) Teradata is responding to today’s competitive markeplace.