Date Added: Dec 2009
High volume point-of-sale data, combined with the increasing requirement for transaction data to be turned into actionable business information, represent ongoing challenges for retailers of all sizes. These challenges demand extreme performance and scalability from the supporting applications and IT infrastructure. Additionally, retailers are looking for reassurance that they can match the application with the infrastructure that best meets their performance, reliability, and cost requirements. Together, IBM and SAP initiated a rigorous, multi-month, multi-million dollar proof of technology project for the industry. The overall aim was to demonstrate the fusion of application with infrastructure in a combined solution for the retail industry.