Tesco installs Netezza data warehouse appliance to track stock wastage
by Deepak Sharma on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
More and more, we will see Retailers using such Appliances to perform complex analytics such as tracking stock wastage and performing market basket analysis.
Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ) today announced that Tesco has installed its market-leading data warehouse appliance to power market basket analysis and track stock wastage. The move from Teradata for this project was designed to improve the performance and class of technology in Tesco’s data centre, while driving down all associated costs.
Widely recognised as the world leader in understanding retail customer behaviour and loyalty programmes, Tesco has tracked different data warehousing vendors coming to maturity in the market, and is keen to keep pace with business change. Marcel Borlin, Programme Manager at Tesco explains, “We examined a number of vendors in great detail. We were looking to realise savings; not only on the purchase cost, but on the total cost of ownership too. The physical footprint and power and cooling requirements in the data centre were also important factors. The Netezza system needs literally a fraction of the space, power and cooling of our existing systems. We also needed better performance than our current Teradata platform can offer, and our Netezza system is performing very well on both queries and data loads; up to five times faster.”