Hitachi and MongoDB bridge the gap between the data universe and the end user

It is ironic that although data is the backbone of all digital transformations, it has yet to be fully modernized as it still resides in monolithic databases. With the rapid evolution of the market, the redesign of the data architecture has become necessary.

According Radhika Krishnan (photo, left), product manager at Hitachi.

“We actually have a utility company in North Carolina whose customers can actually save on their electric and water bills,” Krishnan said. “This particular company had to deal with millions of sensors constantly transmitting data. This is where a partnership with MongoDB really paid off… we were able to leverage Pentaho to integrate all the data and have it reside on MongoDB.

Krishna and Peder Ulander (pictured, right), chief marketing officer of MongoDB, spoke with industry analyst theCUBE Dave Vellante at MongoDB World, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They explained how Hitachi partnered with MongoDB to modernize the data architecture for a smooth experience and improved end-user insights. (*Disclosure below.)

A smooth experience in the database

Through the construction of the data factory, an intrepid framework is created that enables the convergence of data, regardless of location, without friction, according to Krishnan.

“Data exists to provide information; therefore, you want to dramatically minimize friction in the process, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do with our data structure construction,” she explained. “We’re basically saying that customers don’t have to worry about federated data structures, data architecture, and lakes that fit multiple locations. What we are proposing is a mechanism that allows them to be sure of the quality of the data at the end of the day.

By providing an end-to-end frictionless experience, Krishnan believes the time it takes to deliver information is drastically reduced.

“We had this very large bank, one of the top 10 banks here in the United States, that basically had multiple catalogs of data that they used to sort through their metadata and make sense of all of this data that was going into their systems,” she said. “We were able to significantly reduce the time it took to provide them with insights…the shared metric was a 600% improvement.”

Through the use of Pentaho and Lumada platforms, Krishnan believes that important insights are derived from data.

“Pentaho gives us some of that front-end capability in terms of integration and so on,” she said. “The Lumada Platform, the umbrella brand, really speaks to everything we do in the data space that enables customers to get this meaningful insight. Lumada is literally synonymous with enlightening data.

As the world moves from data centers to the edge, Ulander believes the Hitachi-MongoDB partnership is helping to redesign the data architecture.

“We’ve seen applications move from monoliths to microservices, from physical compute to serverless, from copper wired networks to 5G networks, but the one layer that hasn’t completely transformed is the data layer,” remarked Ulander. “You need to rethink your data architecture… MongoDB, along with our partners, especially Hitachi, are uniquely positioned to truly help with this transition for our customers as they move from data centers to data centers.

Integrating data workloads into a single framework has become a requirement for real-time influencing at the edge. Therefore, MongoDB serves as an all-in-one developer data platform, according to Oulandre.

“Historically, there have been three data silos: a registration system, an engagement system and an intelligence system, which have operated independently,” he said. “That’s the vision we have behind our Developer Data Platform…it allows us to manage these transactional, operational and analytical workloads in real time. One of the things we announced here this week was our columnar indexing, which enables in-app scanning for items that don’t return to the data warehouse or cloud.

Here’s the full video interview, some of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the MongoDB World an event:

(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the MongoDB World NYC event. Neither MongoDB Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content of theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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