HP and Wal-Mart Partner to Implement a Next-generation Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Solution Using HP Neoview


PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2007 HP today announced that Wal-Mart has selected the HP Neoview data warehousing platform to power complex analysis of data collected across its 4,000 U.S. stores.

A long-time HP customer with significant experience in data warehousing, Wal-Mart turned to HP to partner in building its business intelligence solution. Nancy Stewart, Wal-Mart chief technology officer, stated that "the HP partnership is part of a continued effort to drive innovation into every facet of Wal-Mart's business and IT operations."

Publicly launched in April, HP Neoview is the company's flagship enterprise data warehousing platform that integrates hardware, software and services to offer the high performance and high availability customers such as Wal-Mart require.

"At Wal-Mart, we never underestimate the importance of investing in innovative solutions that will improve our ability to understand and anticipate our customers' needs," said Jim Scantlin, director, enterprise information management, Wal-Mart. "Our experience with HP Neoview has proven that we made the right decision to partner with HP for our next-generation business intelligence needs."

"The Neoview platform provides customers with the industry's most reliable, scalable and accessible choice for capitalizing on information and optimizing business outcomes," said Ben Barnes, vice president and general manager, Business Intelligence, Software, HP. "Partnering with Wal-Mart to quickly achieve tangible, significant results has been a gratifying experience, and reinforces that Neoview is an unparalleled enterprise-class data warehousing solution."

More information about HP Business Intelligence solutions and HP Neoview is available at www.hp.com/go/bi and www.hp.com/go/neoview, respectively. More information on HP's solutions for retail is available at www.hp.com/go/retail.

About HP
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

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