8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
August 24, 2010 08:00 AM What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Dean Wynkoop, Cabela's Senior Manager Of Data Management
With its move to in-database processing, Cabela's had to "retrain statisticians to think outside of standard SAS and be more SQL-based, but they were flexible and made the transition," says Wynkoop. Direct-mail analyses that used to require 7.5 statistician full-time-equivalents now require just 1.5 FTEs.