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Video: Walmart Labs to Build, Open Source Big Data Tools

In this video, GigaStacey interviews Stephen O’Sullivan from Walmart Labs on the company’s plans to build and then open source Big Data tools.

Walmart is making a change in the way it does online commerce and there’s a big data story behind that shift. Stephen O’Sullivan, senior director at of Global e-commerce, at Walmart Labs is prepping the retail giant to move from 10 different web sites to one and from a trial-sized 10-node Hadoop cluster to a 250-node Hadoop cluster. Along the way his team will build several tools to migrate data from the current Oracle, Neteeza, Oracle and Greenplum gear that he hopes to open source.

Recorded at the Structure: Data 2012 Conference in New York.

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