Look Before You Leap:  BIG DATA Assessment and Design

Having a a sound plan that considers the realities and constraints of today’s Big Data platforms while delivering on the goals of corporate initiatives is the single biggest factor in adoption success.

ELEMENTS:

The engagement is lead and expressed through formal Enterprise Architecture methods and artifacts.  This produces a detailed architecture package of the Big Data  components needed to accomplish the specific strategic goals of the initiative

  • Estimated platform configuration manifest

  • Estimated process configuration manifest

  • Estimated human capital plan

  • Data landing and processing layer dependencies

  • Platform administration and data flow use-case elaboration

  • Future platform expansion estimation and calculated ROI

  • Technical Debt recovery and infrastructure displacement plan


RESULTS:

The client achieves the ability to confidently engage vendors and staff members over a structured formal architecture that is tailored to the goals and strategies of the corporation with regard to their Big Data initiative and data delivery requirements.

 

DETAILS:

  • Duration:  3 – 7 weeks

  • Staffing:  1 Sr. Architect, 1 Business Analyst, 1 Sr. Hadoop Data Process Engineer

  • Cost:  $xx.xx - $xx.xx

  • Delivery Input:

  • Collection of IT and business goals and constraints

  • Collection of data source constraints

  • Design sessions

    • Delivery Artifacts:

      • Guided meetings with client and vendors

        • A Tactical Roadmap Package Illustrating:

        • Sequence of procurement, configuration, implementation, elaboration, adoption steps

        • Platform and tooling procurement

        • Platform and tooling configuration and setup specifically for selected goals

        • Staffing and human capital assignment with on-boarding sequence

        • Suggested data sourcing and data flow processing methods for leveraging tools to support selected goals

        • Suggested sequence of data-flow implementation and job control

      • Delivery artifact education and meeting at hand-off points