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.


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


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.



  • 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