In retail businesses, today, the need for analysis of patterns of customer transactions is getting increasingly more diverse and difficult to track. Stronger business analytics solutions are in high demand for this big data analytics quandary. A major North American retailer decided to modernize its analytics technologies that would improve the analysis and reporting of its data. At the same time, they needed a solution that would be the least disruptive to business users of this system. Centizen proposed a solution to redesign the IBM Cognos based BI reports and implementing Oracle Exadata to perform the analysis and reporting from.
The client’s management team had made a decision to phase out their enterprise data warehouse that has been built using IBM Smart Analytics Systems and replace it with Oracle Exadata. The combination of new generation hardware and software would be capable of handling very large data sets with almost 10x faster database reading capabilities as compared to conventional databases.