Come See the Software Side of Sears

Thanks to Apache Hadoop and other data-analytics technologies, the international retailer Sears has managed to not only transform its IT operations, but also decommission some of its mainframe computers. The company has been so successful with this project that it has spun off the group responsible into a separate company that is now selling its services to others. Call this one of the bigger proof-points of using Hadoop in the enterprise.

Read the rest of my article on Sears at StampedeCon here on Slashdot and see the software side of Sears.

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