More information storage muscle

Teradata, the data warehousing and enterprise analytics leader, has a new deal with Walmart to help the retailer store, manipulate and analyze the expanding volume of information that results from selling more than $400 billion worth of goods annually.

The agreement includes an upgrade and expansion of Walmart's data warehouse environment to provide next-generation capabilities in addition to a 50% reduction in floor space required and a 40% reduction in energy consumption. The planned expansion includes a data warehouse technology refresh program designed to 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 chief technology officer 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.”