Dayton, Ohio -- E. Auchard has reported in a Reuters news release that Wal-Mart Stores agreed to a deal in which NCR will triple the size of the data warehousing system it has built for Wal-Mart's 2900 stores. Data- analysis capabilities are also slated for enhancement, according to Reuters. Financial terms were not disclosed.Yankee Group analyst Brian Murphy told Reuters that NCR stood to gain between $40 and $60 million in revenues. "This is the crown jewel of NCR's Teradata club," Murphy noted in the article. The latest Wal-Mart deal comes a month after NCR announced a similar pact to extend the data warehouse system of Reuters Holdings Plc, wherein Reuters agreed to pay NCR $50.7 million to expand its database management capacities, creating a 500 gigabyte data warehouse valued at over $76 million. The article noted that NCR would supply one new WorldMark 5100M massively parallel processing (MPP) server and upgrade a second installed NCR 5100M from 32 to 96 nodes. The system contains more than 1,024 Pentium Pro 200 microprocessors. The contract also covers NCR professional services, including database design, data transformation and data management and maintenance. The hardware is due to be installed and upgraded by mid-1997. The article asserted that the two WorldMark 5100M servers -- running NCR's Teradata relational database management system (RDBMS) -- triple the size of Wal-Mart's existing data warehouse to more than 24 terabytes from 7.5 terabytes.