Solita: Scalable software architecture to reinforce agile data warehousing service

UnSeen Labs defined a new scalable software architecture for agile data warehousing solution. It solves problem of inputting high volume data and helps in processing it effectively. Solita got a clear direction in which to continue with the solution development.

“This was just what we had in mind, a quick and easy project with skillful resources. We received new and fresh opinion how to develop our software solution forward,” says Pasi Jalonen from Solita.

Problem: Agile data buffering

Solita is targeting more into innovating and productizing new software solutions for their clients. The innovations are often initiated from client’s needs. At Solita, innovations are supported internally with an innovation program “Kiihdyttämö”, agile methods, lean-thinking and lean start-up methodology.

In the Agile Data project, Solita needs to store large amounts of data from different sources. The data needs to be buffered and combined for efficient processing and warehousing. The data sources are typically IoT equipment with large variation in data amount.

Typical challenge in development projects is to find skillful people who are available when needed. They they have to have required time to evaluate all necessary aspects. Outsourcing the development accelerates the schedule when internal experts are not available at the right time.

Solution: Architecture study with agile UnSeen Labs

Developing new services is usually done internally, but to solve the resourcing needs, UnSeen was chosen to co-operate in the project. UnSeen had convinced with a strong experience in R&D and IoT technologies.

It was quick and easy to start the project with UnSeen Labs. In the beginning, the problem was crystallized and the way forward was agreed. During the one-week Labs-time, the research, analysis of the options and the proposal for the best option for an architecture, were done. The results and a way to proceed were presented to Solita.

Working with UnSeen was easy and the common understanding about the problem to be solved was quickly found. The work was started right away and accomplished smoothly, since no time was needed for unnecessary bureaucracy.

As a solution for the problem, UnSeen created a new scalable service architecture for Cloud File Processing solution, which solves the challenge with high volume data input and helps in processing the data effectively.

Results: Clear technical direction for R&D

The project goal was achieved and Solita is satisfied with the fast results. With the software architecture, Solita got a clear technical direction and how to continue with the project. External view and ideas on the challenge helped Solita to re-think the solution.

The best about the co-operation was the combination of the strong experience and agile working methods.

“UnSeen has unique combination of technical, R&D and business expertise – wide scope of competence, yet deep know-how. It was easy to find the right angle to the problem to be solved. Not to mention the easy to approachability and co-operation,” says Pasi Jalonen, Solita Agile Data Solutions.

Solita is a digital business consulting and digital services company, who combines business processes, content and technology in a revolutionary way. Solita helps customers to succeed and create new businesses and digital services including service design, agile and lean methods, analytics and cloud services.