Loblaw Companies Limited has migrated its SAP systems to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), modernizing its IT infrastructure to efficiently scale operations. Loblaw now runs one of the world's largest single-instance SAP databases?more than 180TB?to manage nearly every piece of its business from retail price tags to financials. By moving its on-premises database footprint to OCI, Loblaw has seen an up to 35% improvement in performance.
With approximately two billion transactions each year in its unmatched network of 2,500 stores and national e-commerce options, Loblaw brings food, pharmacy, beauty, apparel, and financial services to customers through many of Canada's favorite and most-trusted brands. The company's loyalty program, PC OptimumTM, has nearly 16 million active members and is one of Canada's largest and most loved reward programs. As Loblaw has grown and diversified its operations, it required an IT infrastructure that could efficiently scale. Earlier this year, Loblaw migrated its SAP database to Oracle Exadata Database Service on OCI.
Oracle Customer Success Services (CSS), which includes a team of SAP-certified engineers, played a key role in setting up the database and facilitating a successful migration to OCI in compliance with SAP's support requirements. Oracle CSS will provide continuing support services to help maintain the database's operating environment. In collaboration with Accenture, Loblaw was able to update its applications and optimize them to run in the cloud to help ensure the success of its IT operations for years to come.