Office Depot is using data warehousing technology from Teradata to perform real-time data analytics.
Todd Hale, chief information officer at Office Depot, said: “We expect our Teradata environment and new database capabilities to enhance our analytic insight and business performance at a time when our data volume is growing significantly.”
The company is using Teradata Active EDW which, the data warehouse supplier said in a statement, enables unlimited concurrent users to run queries against “massive data volumes”. The system is said to automatically bundle memory, solid state drive (SSD)-based flash memory, and traditional disk storage.
Office Depot will use the Teradata technology to meet its analytic needs across more than 2,000 stores, e-commerce sites and business-to-business sales organisations.
The US-based company, which had revenue of $11bn in 2013, has UK distribution sites in Manchester and Leicester.
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It also uses the supplier’s private cloud offering, Teradata Elastic Performance on Demand, which “enables expansion of production analytic resources on an as-needed and pay-per-use basis”, said Teradata.
Dean Wold, vice-resident of retail solutions at Teradata, said: “Data warehouse projects are a critical part of any IT agenda. Today’s active data warehouse has evolved into an actionable intelligence hub that integrates data from diverse business units and conveys a unified view of the enterprise”.