Bol.com’s big Data Journey

    René Kroon, on 23-11-2021
    Category: Architecture, Business Intelligence

    As techlead on bol.com’s technical platform my responsibilities include how we work with BigQuery. For us it’s not just a way to park a lot of data. It is a place where development teams store their data so that the rest of the business can get their insights and analysis. Our analytics use cases ranges from insights such as margin, price and stock at the product level all the way up to overall corporate performance. While we look back, we also look forward using Machine learning and AI to accurately…

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    Introducing Stanley: bol.com highway to (heaven) BigQuery

    Deepank Gupta, Sourygna Luangsay, on 19-11-2019
    Category: Architecture, Cloud, Business Intelligence, Development

    Yes, it’s confirmed! Bol.com is going to the Cloud! The contract with Google has been recently signed, which gives us about 1 year to migrate from Platfora (our BI visualization tool), before it stops having support.   1 year thus to migrate many datasets and dashboards to the Cloud. The tools in Google Cloud are great, and our colleagues are too; so, what could possibly go wrong?… At least this is what we thought in 2017… Our Big Data situation in 2017 Bol.com was storing its Big Data on Hadoop…

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