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.
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Challenge: Develop cross-channel understanding of changing sales across stores, BN.com Web site, and Nook and smart-phone e-readers.
Old System: Oracle (nine separate warehouses)
New System: Aster Data nCluster
Capacity: "Dozens of terabytes"
Deployed: June 2010
Notes: Uses MapReduce analysis techniques supported in Aster Data nCluster
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