Feds select Teradata for integrated data repository platform

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the implementation of an integrated data repository with the Teradata division of NCR Government Systems LLC, owned by NCR Corp. CMS currently processes and retains the largest volume of healthcare-related data files in the world and expects the repository to grow to 180 terabytes in five years.

CMS information systems have a massive workload for data processing, analysis and dissemination. The agency currently collects and processes more than 40 billion claims and other beneficiary records a year and maintains tables that contain billions of rows of data. "CMS serves millions of Americans who rely on the accuracy and timeliness of their data and services," said Leslee Gault, president of NCR Government Systems LLC.

"CMS is applying to government the best practices of the most successful companies in the commercial arena, many of which are Teradata customers. Our customer references helped CMS make its forward-looking decision and reinforced Teradata's industry leadership," Gault said.