Kmart's Data Warehouse Reaches 92 Terabytes with Latest Expansion from NCR's Teradata Division
DAYTON, Ohio, May 10 -- Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation,
announced plans to expand Kmart's Teradata(R)data warehouse to 92
terabytes. This marks the fifth expansion in three years; Kmart
now has 15 times the storage and processing power that it had in 1997.
Kmart made the decision to implement a Teradata data warehouse in 1986 and was
one of the first retailers in the world to see the potential that data
warehousing held for improving its business.
Kmart will use the additional capacity to enable several strategic
initiatives in merchandising, inventory planning and customer relationship
management (CRM). Together, these will improve marketing campaigns and
tighten supply chain management to save money and enhance customer service.
"Kmart's expansion of its data warehouse demonstrates why Teradata is so
popular with retail customers worldwide," commented Darryl McDonald, vice
president of Retail Enterprise Solutions for Teradata Division. "Teradata
users experience true scalability and low operational costs, and the ability
to feed transaction-level data into the data warehouse gives them deep
insights to better serve their customers and achieve competitive advantage."
Kmart's data warehouse is one of the largest that Teradata has installed
to date. A terabyte is one trillion bytes. For comparison, a trillion
seconds is 31,688 years and a trillion inches equals 15,700,000 miles or
30 round trips from the earth to the moon.
Kmart Corporation is a near $40 billion company that serves America with
more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart supercenter retail outlets. In addition to
serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend in the Caribbean Islands and
Asia Pacific. More information about Kmart is available on the World Wide Web
at http://www.bluelight.com under the "About Kmart" section.
About Teradata Division
Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, offers powerful analytical
solutions that help businesses drive growth. Teradata solutions include the
Teradata database, and analytical applications for customer relationship
management, operations and financial management, business performance
management and e-business. To learn more about Teradata Division and its
solutions, go to http://www.Teradata.com .
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation is a leader in providing Relationship
Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide in the retail, financial,
communications, manufacturing, travel and transportation, and insurance
markets. NCR's Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled
Teradata(R) warehouses and customer relationship management (CRM)
applications, store automation and automated teller machines (ATMs). The
company's business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-
established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding
software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and
media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 33,200 in
more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500
Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at
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