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Price Chopper, a Golub Corp. company with more than 100 outlets, plans to install a next-generation data warehouse platform to optimize its analytics.
The grocer will use Orlando, Fla.-based ParAccel’s Scalable Analytic Appliance, an integrated data warehouse solution that incorporates an EMC CLARiiON networked storage system and leverages EMC Navisphere Management Suite to provide fast and scalable analytic computing with enterprise-class manageability and availability. According to the vendor, the Scalable Analytic Appliance also interoperates with EMC RecoverPoint replication software to provide Price Chopper with continuous data protection and remote replication for any-point-in-time recovery and defense against data loss or corruption.
“Our goal is to consolidate our data as we increase our analytic performance, but we must also maintain our high standards for system reliability and availability,” said Sam Wagar, Golub manager of information integration. “The ParAccel Scalable Analytic Appliance, with its high performance and deep EMC integration gives us the speed and enterprise readiness we require.”
Price Chopper’s implementation will consolidate multiple data marts from several different databases and server platforms onto a single instance of the ParAccel Analytic Database. The consolidation will enhance data consistency and business insights while reducing data redundancy across Price Chopper’s many different business lines, said PaAccel.
In its extensive proof concept (POC), Price Chopper measured performance, simplicity and interoperability with its existing Business Intelligence environment and emphasized system reliability and availability.
“Our goal is to deliver a single, consolidated view of the data to the individual application platforms we service so we can continue to utilize our best-of-breed point solutions,” added Wagar. “By integrating the data on the back end, inside the Scalable Analytic Appliance, we can expedite our business intelligence and reporting capabilities, and streamline our processes that generate reports and analyses.”
Schenectady, N.Y.-based Golub Corp. owns and operates 117 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.