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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

How Hadoop is powering Walmart’s data-driven business

Jeremy King (Walmart Global eCommerce)
11:20am–12:00pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E10 / 1 E11 Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 15 ratings)

Under Jeremy King’s watch, Walmart has been using big data to power the best online shopping experience available today. Every week, up to 250 million people visit a Walmart property online and King is making it Walmart’s mission to keep those people coming back with personalized shopping experiences.

The transformation started in 2012 when Walmart eCommerce moved from a small Hadoop cluster to a big one (250 modes), and has since used Hadoop to consolidate 10 different websites into one website. The big data capabilities in the new Hadoop cluster provide a central repository that can go back years. Walmart’s access to big data is indefinite, and powers various personalized shopping experiences for millions of Walmart’s customers, making their lives easier.

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Jeremy King

Walmart Global eCommerce

As chief technology officer and senior vice president of global e-commerce at Walmart, Jeremy King leads product, engineering, and the web ops teams charged with developing Walmart’s online business on a global scale as the company moves to the next generation of e-commerce. Jeremy received a B.S. in information technology from San Jose State University.

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Rafal Kudlinski
10/19/2015 5:41am EDT

Very interesting presentation.
Will you share your slides?

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Robert Cohen
09/25/2015 10:56am EDT

Will you discuss some of the business benefits in terms of how you have speeded development of new apps or services and what this has meant to the company?