Most organizations have already implemented a data-driven strategy or are planning to invest in one. However, these organizations often struggle to design an effective and efficient infrastructure to support use cases and derive business value through data. As a result, many organizations focus on the business case and build monolithic architectures that isolate their data from the rest of their applications, giving rise to siloed structures and adding complexity to the application lifecycle.
Arturo Bayo and Alvaro Fernandez Velando explain how a data hub strategy helps clarify data sharing and governance in an organization and share one way to implement a data hub architecture using big data technology and resources that are already established in the enterprise. They then outline the design of a DevOps pipeline built on top of Docker containers capable of delivering continuous analytics through application lifecycle management tools. They conclude by exploring an analytic business case in production at Santander Spain that generates client networks connected by data stored in the data hub.
Arturo Bayo is team leader and senior data engineer at Synergic Partners, where he specializes in banking and finance projects. He has broad knowledge of database administration (SQL, Mongo DB, and Cassandra) and big data (Hadoop, R, Hive, and Spark). Arturo holds a bachelor’s of science degree in computer engineering from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid and a bachelor’s of business administration (BBA) from UNED.
Alvaro is a chemical engineer with postgraduate training in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has 20 years of experience in the financial sector in several leading banks (BBVA, HSBC, La Caixa and Santander). In 2007 he joined Santander as CRM director, where he has developed his career until recently being named Chief Risk Data Officer. Under his responsibility are the areas of methodology and modelling, Big Data in risk and Risk Management Information.
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