Walmart Data Warehouse Upgrade Adds Capabilities, Cuts Energy Use

Walmart is upgrading and expanding its data warehouse to achieve next-generation capabilities. The retailer is broadening its current agreement with Teradata, and will use Teradata technology that is expected to offer a 50% reduction in required floor space and a 40% cut in energy consumption.

The planned expansion includes a technology refresh program that will keep Walmart's data warehouse on the leading edge of technology adoption, and the agreement includes a research and development relationship between Walmart and Teradata.

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