A large global Retail Product Inventory Search company has millions of products and product attributes. This data is processed at a peak throughput required to provide the needed data to merchandising staff to track and manage the business dynamically. This client’s challenge was to organize and make sense of the volumes of product data. Centizen proposed to create a scalable and highly available search solution on huge volumes of product data. Our solution would allow the client to access he product data they need immediately without having to wait. Having immediate access to updated product information is the key that would enable the client to take immediate action and react to the market quicker.
Prior to Big Data technologies, this client used a home-grown data appliance. To keep the data up-to-date, the client’s team had to constantly build and rebuild indexes in the data appliance, which was time consuming and expensive. Additionally, the client’s plans to expand operations to reach their $50 billion revenue goal made this even more challenging. The client needed a way to scale in terms of the volume of and speed of updating data.