Walmart to Expand Enterprise Data Warehouse Capabilities

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Walmart to Expand Enterprise Data Warehouse Capabilities

12/16/2010

Walmart Stores Inc. plans to expand the data warehouse solutions it’s using with long-time vendor-partner Teradata.

The agreement includes an upgrade and expansion of Walmart’s data warehouse environment to provide next-generation capabilities that will require 50 percent less floor space and 40 percent less energy. The planned expansion includes a data warehouse technology refresh program which will keep Walmart’s data warehouse on the leading edge of technology adoption. The agreement also includes a research and development relationship to strengthen the company’s competitive retail advantage.

“As this partnership is expanded, we will be able to leverage scalability, processing power, and storage capacity, along with software enhancements,” said Jose Hernandez, Walmart’s CTO and SVP of infrastructure. “Consistent with our sustainability initiatives, this expansion will result in a significant reduction in our data center power and cooling footprint.”