Data lake - space for data
A company operating in the manufacturing industry, belonging to an international corporation that is a leader in its field. It employs over 500 people in Poland and it is a strong brand on the local market.
Searching for an idea how to start using data generated by dozens of machines working daily within production lines, the company became interested in Big Data technologies and the Hadoop ecosystem. With 6 factories, the key was to optimise the production lines, logistics and production planning. An equally important element was to ensure trouble-free operation of each production line.
Business Intelligence solutions so far operating in the company have not been able to cope with the amount of data generated both in the area of their gathering and the collection in the real-time mode.
The data lake was built as a natural extension of the existing Business Intelligence environment and data warehouse in the company. What were we managed to achieve:
- we unloaded data warehouses - cold data, previously stored in the data warehouse, have been archived in Data Lake
- we wcollected and integrated data from all factories and then we provided them for analysis in an aggregated form
- we provided the company with a new source of knowledge
- we created a lot of new reports and analyses presenting new business information