Lokesh Duseja, Director of Digital Engineering and Architecture at Bed Bath and Beyond sat down with us to chat about their database modernization journey. Topics covered included why distributed SQL made sense, how they evaluated various vendors and tested YugabyteDB, and some of the big “aha” moments they had during this process.
The following text is an excerpt from the new ebook, New Retail Era: 5 Way to Grow with a Modern Data Layer
“Be Prepared.” The Boy Scouts of America’s motto seems more relevant today than ever before. The past few years have taught us that the world can change rapidly. Preparing for the digital future, whether from planned innovations or unexpected scenarios, is a top priority for retail IT executives.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how Kroger is making the right digital transformation investments using a modern data layer to power a flexible growth engine for their business.
On the heels of an incredibly difficult 2020, my fellow Texans and I had the misfortune of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm. To be true, at the time, it felt like much more than a snowstorm. It wasn’t just snowfall in Texas. It was a snow-pocalypse.
However, once the storm settled, I explored how the rest of Texas had fared. I discovered some of the companies who run applications in production on YugabyteDB were also affected.
At a recent Distributed SQL Summit, Sriram Samu, VP of Customer Technology at Kroger, discussed how his company’s data architecture unlocks digital and omnichannel experiences at scale. He provided a rare glimpse into how the business is bringing its data models into a new format. This format is easy to serve at speed, while still being able to integrate with legacy systems.
A few weeks ago, Yugabyte CEO Bill Cook and I had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Gaffney, the CTO and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Kohl’s during a virtual fireside chat as part of our Catalysts of Change series. Paul is a visionary tech leader with an extensive track record of driving technology change and innovation at companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Home Depot, and AAA of Northern California,
At the Distributed SQL Summit, Mahesh Tyagarajan – VP Engineering, Kroger – presented the talk “Technology Strategy and Transformation”. The talk focused around the technology infrastructure, current challenges, and the need faced by Kroger to transform its technology stack.
Kroger is the largest supermarket in the US, 2nd largest retailer in the US,