Teradata Acquires San Diego-based Cloud Start-up StackIQ

Data analytics firm Teradata has announced to acquire San Diego based cloud startup StackIQ for undisclosed amount. The deal will leverage StackIQ’s expertise in open source software and large cluster provisioning to simplify and automate the deployment of its solutions.

Offering customers the speed and flexibility to deploy its solutions across hybrid cloud environments, allows them to innovate quickly and build new analytical applications for their business.

In addition to technology assets, the acquisition also includes StackIQ’s team of engineers, who will join Teradata’s R&D organization to help accelerate the company’s ability to automate software deployment in operations, engineering and end-user customer ecosystems.

“Adding StackIQ technology to IntelliFlex, IntelliBase and IntelliCloud will strengthen our capabilities and enable Teradata to redefine how systems are deployed and managed globally,” said said Oliver Ratzesberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Teradata.

“Our incredibly high standards also apply to the people we hire,” continued Ratzesberger. “As Teradata continues to expand its engineering (R&D) skills to drive ongoing technology innovation, we are seeking qualified, talented individuals to join our team. ”

Under terms of the deal, Teradata will now own StackIQ’s unique IP that automates and accelerates software deployment across large clusters of servers (both physical and virtual/in the cloud). This increase in automation will occur across all Teradata Everywhere deployments, dramatically reducing build and delivery times for complex business analytics solutions and adding the capability to manage software-only “appliances” across hybrid cloud infrastructure.

The company said the speed of it’s new integrated solution also allows for rapid re-provisioning of internal test or benchmarking hardware, as well as swift redeployment between technologies to match a customer’s changing workload requirements.

“Joining Teradata, the market leader in analytic data solutions, truly validates the importance of StackIQ’s engineering and the talent we have cultivated over the years,” said Tim McIntire, Co-Founder at StackIQ. “

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