7TB TO 300GB DB SIZE REDUCTION
400% REPORTING SPEED INCREASE
REVISED BI TOOLKIT
smart big data transfer sessions
An insurance company headquartered in the US and employing over 6,000 talents worldwide, approached Symfa for a legacy modernization project.
The client is an international insurance player. In order to track insurance programs revenue performance they use a custom BI application. Via an ETL process, the application collects and processes data from the client's databases, then transforms it into graphs, tables, and metrics.
After a not so successful partnership with the previous vendor, the carrier turned to Symfa for consulting services first. After studying the initial rescue steps that we proposed for the app architecture, the client entrusted us with the system rehabilitation.
The system was a mix of the monolith and microservices approach, with several stand-alone services each having their own code base and running on a separate server but sharing one database.
As the system logic was scattered across multiple servers, this made the excessively decoupled software hardly manageable.
Complex network of the ETL processes within the application (.net C# Hangfire), SSIS packages and several processes running in Azure DataFactory lacked proper documentation.
A mix of visualization tools – PowerBI, in-house built reports, MS Reporting tools – was incorporated in the application. Power BI couldn't cope with the data load and required further data denormalization, so it had to be changed for a different option.
The report generation took ages because of the tons of redundant data in the DB and overly complex calculation logic.
The project data is complex, denormalized and poorly structured. To get those denormalized data fit for our purposes required extra development research capacities from our team.
Custom ad hoc modifications for the tables and reports.
The project has no dedicated DevOps talent on the Symfa side. All the DevOps-related tasks are performed by the autonomous and cross-functional engineering team.
Despite relatively easy deployment, the DevOps processes on the project were nonstandard, with a mish-mash of technologies.
The client is an enterprise insurance player, so security policies and configurations are naturally overly complex to prevent data leakages. DevOps approach had to be adjusted, accordingly, to incorporate the security measures of the client.
As the application is a valuable business asset, top management of the client holds regular meetups with the team to monitor the progress. The achievements we’ve made on the project secured our reputation as a strong partner for seamless enterprise change management and digital transformation initiatives.
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