Wal-Mart Reportedly Using OpenStack & Rackspace

Wal-Mart, which practically invented Big Data analysis to unseemly good advantage, is reportedly consolidating its disparate data analytics systems into one global system and bringing in OpenStack and its mentor Rackspace Hosting to help develop the platform.
At least that’s what investment house William Blair’s analyst Jim Breen said Wednesday, tickling Rackspace’s stock.
He thinks Rackpace will get more business from the retail giant as the WalmartLabs, Wal-Mart’s Big Data division, builds out the new platform.
Maybe Rackspace will say something about when it reports its Q3 results next month.

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