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Brinker International Makes Move to Enhance Analytics, Machine Learning and Data Science Capabilities

The parent company of Chili's Bar & Grill and Maggiano's Little Italy has been working to further increase its capabilities in advanced analytics and data science.
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Brinker International Inc. has reinvested with cloud data and analytics company Teradata, leveraging the Teradata Vantage platform – delivered as-a-service, on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – as the core of its data foundation to facilitate advanced analytics, machine learning and data science across the organization.

Brinker is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies and has been a Teradata customer for more than two decades. Over the past year, Brinker has been working to further increase its capabilities in advanced analytics and data science.

“Being a data-driven organization allows us to make informed decisions to create a better guest and team member experience,” said Pankaj Patra, senior vice president and chief information officer at Brinker International. “As we looked for more flexible and cost-effective ways to manage and access our data, we evaluated quite a few cloud-native providers. After careful consideration, we decided the best course of action would be to migrate to Teradata Vantage in the cloud and take advantage of its as-a-service offerings to support our analytic goals.”

With Teradata Vantage delivered as-a-service, in the cloud, enterprises such as Brinker can focus on mining their data for insights that drive business decisions, rather than on managing infrastructure. By integrating Vantage’s machine learning capabilities, Brinker can now apply advanced analytics and predictive modeling to its business processes, enabling more accurate sales forecasting, demand and traffic forecasting, team member management, recommendation engines for customers and more.

Teradata's collaboration with AWS and participation in the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Workload Migration Program has helped Brinker successfully move their mission-critical data infrastructure to the cloud. 

Teradata is an Advanced Technology and Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). The company brings proven processes and tools to make migrations to Vantage on AWS low risk and the fastest path to customer value through the AWS ISV Workload Migration – an APN Partner program that helps customers migrate ISV workloads to AWS to achieve their business goals and accelerate their cloud journey.

Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Brinker owns, operates, or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy.

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