Motorola Inc., a $35 billion company, is one of the world's largest suppliers of wireless network components. As it migrated its data infrastructure to grid computing, it needed to ensure 24/7 availability to a data warehouse that supports more than 5,000 engineering and customer support employees in 20 countries worldwide.

Challenges

  • Guarantee high availability of business-critical data
  • Prevent downtime during maintenance
  • Optimize resource allocation
In the past, load times were simply too long, and customers were complaining about the freshness of data. Performance has improved dramatically, even though the sheer volume of data and the number of data sources has increased.
— Kiyoka Takahashi
Data Warehouse Engineer
Motorola

Results

  • Improved data load performance almost threefold
  • Reduced development and maintenance time by at least 15 percent
  • Achieved three-year ROI of about $2.5 million
  • Ensured 24/7 access to reliable, accurate, up-to-date data

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