WAL-MART TO EXPAND DATA WAREHOUSE TO ASSIST SUPPLIERS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week that it is planning a major expansion of its Web-enabled data warehouse and data-mining system in an effort to provide its suppliers with access to a greater amount of sales history, enhancing the ability to spot long-term trends.The retailer recently expanded the storage capacity of its data warehouse to 101 terabytes from 44 terabytes and

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week that it is planning a major expansion of its Web-enabled data warehouse and data-mining system in an effort to provide its suppliers with access to a greater amount of sales history, enhancing the ability to spot long-term trends.

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