Machine learning might be high on the agenda for the data science team at Coles, but according to Richard Glew, Coles head of engineering and operations, they are currently limited by the existing on-premise environment.
“Even if we can do something, being able to do something quickly is another matter. We’ve got a lot of issues [like] where is our data, do we have the right hardware, how long does it take to get it … all the usual stuff with an on-prem environment,” he said, speaking as part of the Databricks Data and AI APAC virtual conference.
In a move to expand the possibility of enabling machine learning, advanced analytics, and data exchange, the company is currently developing an electronic data processing platform (EDP) to change the way it manages and stores data.
“Our EDP platform is designed to be a universal data repository for all the data we