Data on the Move: Transitioning from a Legacy Architecture to a Big Data Platform
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Atzmon Hen-Tov & Lior Schachter, Pontis
Businesses everywhere are increasingly challenged by their dependencies on legacy platforms. The dramatic increase in data volume, speed, and types of data is quickly outstripping the capabilities of these legacy systems. By transitioning from a legacy RDBMS to a Hadoop-based platform, Pontis was able to process and analyze billions of mobile subscriber events every day. In this talk, we’ll provide a quick overview of our legacy system, as well as our process for migrating to our target architecture. We’ll continue with a review our Hadoop platform selection process, which involved a thorough RFP and a detailed analysis of the top Hadoop platform vendors. This session will focus on how we gradually transitioned to our big data platform over the course of several product versions, resulting in higher scalability and a lower TCO in each version. We’ll outline the benefits of the target architecture, and detail how we successfully integrated Hadoop into our organization. Our session will conclude with a look at technical solutions for dealing with big data deficiencies.
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