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Fashion Retailer Maximizes Profits Through Data Driven Insights

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Kiabi, a global retailer of ready-to-wear fashion at affordable prices based in France needed to replace a legacy data management platform that was unable to support real-time analytics in a high-volume global retail environment. A proof of concept test demonstrated that the Actian Analystics Platform was clearly the performance leader to meet this customer’s real-time data needs.

Results
– Real-time analytics on sales data for 20 million customers
– Querying 800 million records
– Response times up to 200x faster than existing database
– 10x reduction in physical data size

Customer Quote
“During our Proof of Concept, we evaluated database performance using different use cases and database queries. We installed Actian Vector on inexpensive generic hardware without any manual database tuning to see what its on-chip caching and smart compression could do. Actian Vector performed 2x to 200x faster than Oracle. Actian performed so well we did not have to look at competing solutions.”

— Jean-Francois Rompais, Kiabi, Head of IT Architecture