Our client, an agency providing national leadership in monitoring health in the U.S., conducts scientific research and implements results into products and services in support of U.S. missions. With the rapid growth in the amount of data gathered, the client sought a big data platform that was more robust to collect, store, and analyze such data more seamlessly.
The client needed a team to build, design, deploy, and support a big data platform in which they could migrate all data to. They required an Azure environment and a team that understood the intricacies of moving to the cloud and building a data platform suitable for their specific needs.
Our team kicked off with a collaborative meeting with the client by bringing in our team of experts, scoping out the project, developing key success metrics, and further defining the mission. Through our strategic meetings, the scope was fully developed into the overall plan. Going beyond the technology, our team and team lead needed to educate the different divisions of the agency to articulate how this shift can help them do their jobs better, and how their sector can use this data to their advantage.
Our efforts began with breaking down the needs of the project to ensure that we assembled the best team members who could execute effectively. This included ingesting, cleansing and validating all data prior to migrating it to a new platform. Next, the team would have to conduct analytics on the data, and then visualize it. The client also needed a team who could tackle the security and governance section of the data as well, ensuring it is secure, compliant, et cetera. This helped us identify the overarching landscape of project steps as well as necessary team qualifications.
Initial development began and working with the client, the prototype took shape. Beginning with the infrastructure backbone, our team worked hand-in-hand with the client to meet their specific goals and objectives to see the project through to success.
Ignitec and the client working together created a highly effective and efficient team. The benefits of both the project and the relationship between Ignitec and the client are clear.