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Unleashing the Potential of Big Data


Our client, a leading force in marketing analytics, sought to unlock the full potential of its data. We collaborated with them to design and implement a robust data engineering solution capable of handling over 100TB of data daily from diverse third-party sources, including Nielsen. The solution leveraged a combination of cutting-edge technologies – Apache Kafka and Spark Streaming for real-time processing, and Apache Airflow for efficient batch job management and orchestration. This empowered our client to extract valuable insights from massive and complex datasets with unprecedented speed and efficiency.

Client Overview

Our client faced the challenge of integrating and analyzing data from a multitude of third-party sources. The sheer volume and variety of this data demanded a scalable and resilient solution to unlock meaningful insights and drive informed decision-making.

Technical Challenge

Managing the colossal data volume, reaching 100TB per day, and processing it in real-time presented significant hurdles. Additionally, integrating diverse data formats and APIs from multiple third-party sources added another layer of complexity.

Our Technical Solution

Our multifaceted solution harnessed cutting-edge technologies to address these challenges:

Real-time Data Processing with Kafka and Spark Streaming:
- Apache Kafka: This technology facilitated high-throughput data ingestion, enabling the construction of a pipeline adept at handling vast data volumes efficiently.
- Apache Spark Streaming: By integrating Spark Streaming, we enabled immediate data processing and analysis, allowing our client to react to market trends in real time.

Batch Data Processing with Airflow:

- Apache Airflow: This technology orchestrated complex workflows, ensuring seamless management of batch processing for large datasets.
- Custom DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graphs): We built custom DAGs within Airflow to automate and schedule batch jobs, guaranteeing accurate and timely data processing.

Data Ingestion and Transformation:

- Custom Connectors and APIs: Custom-built connectors and APIs facilitated data ingestion from Nielsen and other third-party sources.
- ETL Pipeline: A robust ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) pipeline cleansed, deduplicated, and normalized the data, ensuring high quality and consistency.

Scalable Data Storage in Snowflake:

- Snowflake Data Warehouse: We utilized Snowflake's data warehouse to store processed data. Its scalable architecture efficiently handled vast data volumes and diverse structures.
- Snowflake Optimization: Optimization of Snowflake ensured high performance, enabling efficient data querying and analysis.

Implementation Details

Following an agile methodology, the project spanned nine months. During this period, we fine-tuned Kafka's stream processing and optimized Spark's in-memory computations to address data synchronization and latency challenges. Additionally, a continuous integration and deployment pipeline ensured seamless updates and maintenance.


The implemented solution revolutionized our client's data processing capabilities. Real-time processing facilitated instant market insights, while batch processing efficiently managed vast datasets. Furthermore, the solution proved highly scalable, accommodating increasing data volumes without compromising performance.


This case study exemplifies our expertise in handling large-scale, complex data engineering projects. By integrating diverse data sources into Snowflake and leveraging Kafka and Spark Streaming for real-time processing, alongside Airflow for batch processing, we empowered our client with a robust data analytics infrastructure that unlocked unparalleled possibilities for data-driven decision-making.

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