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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    Proof data consistency in a micro service landscape

    Peter Brouwers, Peter Paul van de Beek, on 6-11-2020
    Category: Podcast

    Introduction Even if it doesn’t appeal to you, you might want to think about it when you work in a larger microservice landscape or have a serious big data platform…Proof data consistency in a microservice landscape. When we google this subject I already get 1.2 MLN results so there’s something going on here. To ensure data consistency several practices are available: Saga Pattern Reconciliation Event Log Orchestration vs. Choreography Single-Write With Events Change-First Event-First Consistency by Design Accepting Inconsistency But in this episode, we won’t go over these practices. We…

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    Opening our Data Treasure Chest with Tableau

    Peter Brouwers, Peter Paul van de Beek, on 23-04-2020
    Category: Podcast

    Turning to business analytics this episode, we discover it’s a broad field. Business Intelligence hasn’t been discussed that much yet in our podcast. So, we are excited to learn more. In an earlier episode, we discussed moving our Big Data platform to the cloud. This blog is described how we move our data platform into the cloud. What tools do we need to get the data out and have all our users use it to their advantage? One of the tools is Tableau and together with our guests of the…

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