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BizTech2017 Presentation


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Data is growing exponentially and companies must look at building a data governance strategy and road-map to take full advantage of their big data. This presentation was done by Raquel Seville at Jamaica Computer Society BizTech 2017.

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BizTech2017 Presentation

  1. 1. Building your Big Data Roadmap and Data Governance Strategy Lessons from a Data Nerd - Raquel Seville
  2. 2. About Raquel ➔ Big Data Nerd: I have been working with massive volumes of structured and unstructured data for over a decade ➔ Analytics Wrangler: I am keen on BI user adoption and having the right tools, talent and processes to ensure maximum ROI ➔ Blogger: I blog all things data at ➔ Author: SAP OpenUI5 for Mobile BI and Analytics ➔ SAP Mentor ➔ Foodie, Travel Addict @QuelzSeville
  3. 3. Digital Age? “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” - Saudi Oil Minister Sheikh Yamani
  4. 4. What is the fastest growing commodity in the world?
  5. 5. It’s not oil! It’s Data. Data is the new oil...
  6. 6. Data Never Sleeps: In 60 seconds, Whatsapp users send 29 million messages, Google receives 4 million search queries, Instagram has over 65k photos uploaded, and Facebook has 3.3 million posts
  7. 7. Data is growing! The exponential growth of data and intelligent things in an environment of ubiquitous Internet connectivity is enabling a fourth industrial revolution — digital business transformation - Jen Underwood, Founder, Impact Analytix, LLC
  8. 8. Say Hello to Netflix. Over 109 million members globally in over 190 countries Streaming over 125 million hours of content per day Data warehouse size is over 60 petabytes
  9. 9. Netflix Big Data Two streams of data - event and dimension data Event data from cloud services via Ursula (data pipeline) Dimension data is pulled from Cassandra cluster S3 is the single source of truth (Cloud DW from AWS)
  10. 10. The biggest big data challenge at Netflix is scale
  11. 11. Netflix offers Big Data as a Service Netflix developed Genie to manage access to clusters and data abstraction Genie is a federated job orchestration engine It is designed to manage various big data jobs such as Hadoop, Pig, Hive Read more:
  12. 12. Source: QCon SF 2016 - Netflix Big Data Infrastructure
  13. 13. Quality user experience Netflix uses big data to predict the next hit series and this helps to strengthen their position as a content provider Big Data also helps to drive customer recommendations and helps to improve predictions based on customer’s viewing habits
  14. 14. Your Roadmap When building your big data roadmap and data governance strategy, there are two broad areas that you must focus on and these areas can be asked as questions: ➔ Where are you now? Take a closer look at your existing environment, tools, data, users ➔ Where do you want to be? Develop a plan and determine accessibility, budget, stakeholders and so on.
  15. 15. Where are you now? Existing tools, infrastructure and resources that support reporting, data warehousing, dashboards, data mining and analytics
  16. 16. Where are you now? What are your big data sources (in-house databases, social media, websites)
  17. 17. Where are you now? Analyse user base, company size, user roles (SME/Domain expert, analysts, power users, consumers), access and security restrictions
  18. 18. Where are you now? What problems are you trying to solve? What decisions are you trying to make?
  19. 19. Where are you now? What is the existing data culture? Document processes and identify gaps
  20. 20. Where do you want to be? Create a project plan and identify scope, budget, timelines, KPIs, stakeholders
  21. 21. Where do you want to be? Determine accessibility needs for deployment, such as desktop, mobile, cloud, apps, web
  22. 22. Where do you want to be? Deliver quick wins and tangible value- added solutions
  23. 23. Where do you want to be? Align to analytics value escalator descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, or prescriptive
  24. 24. “You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran