Moving to the cloud and close to business
There was no doubt that DNA needed to move on from old data solutions. The concept and pilot were executed in 2018, followed by the decision to move to the cloud.
The solution team executed the move using Snowflake data warehousing and AWS technologies. The Agile Data Engine, Solita’s agile development and operating environment, was chosen as the supporting pillar of the data warehouse, and it is now used in all the development of the Einstein platform.
The data warehousing was further refined through conceptual modelling. It allowed the team to work closely with business functions, carrying out agile development in smaller pieces.
A speedy modern data platform
Put into service piece by piece, the speed and utility of the data management solution has convinced both its developers and end users. For a publicly traded company, a data warehouse free of jams and update delays is worth its weight in gold.
“We can develop at an entirely different rate,” says Tomi Eronen. “In practice, the improvement is in multiple percentages. We previously saw development cycle turnarounds in weeks – now they happen in days.”
The speed also pleases end users. Juho Ansio, himself an active user of some reporting systems, hears positive feedback from everywhere. “Can this really be so fast?” is the question in the halls.