Client Overview

Our client is an American Company and one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes, and other related products. It has a worldwide distribution network, with its headquarters in the US.

Client Overview

Business Objective

The client needed a better suited cloud platform for their business demands as Teradata lagged in performance, cost, cost, and features as compared to Microsoft Azure.

The Solution

  • TekLink migrated the initial data set to Azure Data Lake Store.
  • The TekLink team enabled this migration by designing and the Azure Data Lake Store by using Spark data frames.
  • By this deployment, we enabled Spark’s fast data frames with parallel processing and distributed computing.
  • After transforming and converting the data into the required format for reporting, the team loaded the filtered data into our Client’s Azure Data Lake Store.
  • The files were then analyzed in Power BI making a direct query from Azure’s Data Lake Store.

Key Project Benefits

The project achieved its goals and exceed the performance expectations of our Client.

  • Processing time for Azure’s Load and Transform activities is reduced to a fraction of earlier run-times in Teradata.
  • The complexity of the system was decreased significantly from the original Teradata model.
  • Leveraging Databricks’ pay-as-you-go service, our Client minimized their overall processing cost as compared to Teradata.
  • TekLink’s Global Delivery Model ensured that the cost of migration reduced considerably and provide room for continued sustainment of analytics platform.

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