Walmart Makes Big Data Part of Its DNA

Walmart started using big data even before the term big data became known in the industry and in 2012 they moved from an experiential 10-node Hadoop cluster to a 250-node Hadoop cluster. At the same time they developed new tools to migrate their existing data on Oracle, Netezza and Greenplum hardware to their own systems. The objective was to consolidate 10 different websites into one website and store all incoming data in the new Hadoop cluster. Since then they have made big steps in integrating big data into the DNA of Walmart.

(Full Story: http://smartdatacollective.com/bigdatastartups/111681/walmart-makes-big-data-part-its-social-media )

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