Hy-Vee operates a growing chain of employee-owned supermarkets in eight states in the midwestern United States. To boost its competitiveness, the company sought to increase its data warehouse performance, so it could deliver store-level purchasing data more quickly to its business analysts and managers. Hy-Vee also wanted to expand the capacity of its data warehouse. The company implemented a new Microsoft data warehouse solution that combines software with cost-effective hardware. The solution has increased query performance by up to 100 times, and Hy-Vee can now provide timely data to analysts every morning. The company has also improved its item-level reporting capabilities, and it can better understand its customers' purchasing habits. Additionally, Hy-Vee can scale for the future and free up resources for its IT staff.