Client Overview

Our client is a renowned American company known for its significant presence in the global market as one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of tobacco, cigarettes, and related products. Operating from its headquarters in the United States, the company has built a widespread distribution network that spans across multiple countries.

Client Overview

Business Challenges and Objectives

The client identified the need for a more appropriate cloud platform to align with their business demands, as Teradata proved to be lacking in terms of performance, cost-effectiveness, and features when compared to Microsoft Azure.

The Solution

  • TekLink successfully migrated the initial data set to Azure Data Lake Store.
  • This migration was accomplished by leveraging Spark data frames and implementing the designed infrastructure of Azure Data Lake Store.
  • This deployment enabled the utilization of Spark’s fast data frames, enabling parallel processing and distributed computing capabilities.
  • After performing data transformations and converting it into the required reporting format, the TekLink team loaded the filtered data into the Client’s Azure Data Lake Store.
  • The loaded files were then directly analyzed in Power BI, utilizing the querying capabilities directly from Azure’s Data Lake Store.

Business Outcomes and Benefits

  • The project successfully met its goals and surpassed the performance expectations of our Client.
  • The processing time for Azure’s Load and Transform activities was significantly reduced compared to the earlier run-times in Teradata, resulting in faster data processing.
  • The complexity of the system was considerably reduced from the original Teradata model, simplifying the overall architecture.
  • By leveraging Databricks’ pay-as-you-go service, our Client effectively minimized their processing costs in comparison to Teradata.
  • TekLink’s Global Delivery Model played a crucial role in reducing migration costs and ensuring continuous support for the analytics platform.
TekLink’s consultants were critical to our success in migrating from Teradata to Microsoft Azure. TekLink’s technical and cloud expertise were exceptional.

Senior Manager - Data and Advanced Analytics Technology

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