PLATFORMS: An NCR high-availability solution that includes a 48-node WorldMark 5100M massively parallel processing server and EMC storage. Sears' expanding six-terabyte data warehouse has NCR's Teradata relational database as its foundation.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1886, Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the United States' largest department store chain and the second-largest retailer in the country. With revenues in 1997 exceeding $41 billion, Sears serves over 60 million households The company's operations include more than 2,000 stores in the United States with home, apparel and automotive product services.

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