Metcash Upgrades its Data Warehouse to Oracle Database 11g
By kbillings on May 12, 2009
Australian retail distributor Metcash, owner of IGA distribution and IGA Fresh, discusses its upgrade to Oracle Database 11g earlier this year with ZDNet Australia.
Metcash highlights some of the benefits it realized from its upgrade, including reducing batch report production time, cutting out the use of Excel spreadsheets, and the ability to store more data online. It also realized other performance benefits from query caching, which helped avoid duplicating retrieval as well as the ability to make structural changes to the database without having to rebuild the "materialised database view aggregate" — a process that used to take 24 hours.
Read the full article from ZDNet Australia here.