Our customer is one of Australia’s largest health insurance providers with more than 3.5 million members. Its strategic drive to increase competitiveness and reduce cost has direct implications to the organisation’s approach to BI & EDW.

Its existing solution lacked flexibility and provided challenges to integrate data seamlessly across the full breadth of the organisation’s brands and channels into one central source of truth. The high cost, complexity and time it takes to respond to changes caused this organisation to rethink its approach.

A project was initiated to build a new, cloud-based data warehouse based on a Data Vault design principles, to support both analytics and report delivery use cases. Fast innovation and exploration were to be core design principles.

Analytics8 was engaged for its proven track record of successful EDW implementations with the Data Vault methodology. With the Acceler8 Data Foundation Accelerator Analytics8 provided the software and methodology needed for rapid data integration development to integrate a large number of source systems to achieve the desired 360-degree view of the organisation.

Analytics8 consultants were involved to provide technical leadership for the EDW implementation team, advise on Data Vault design best practices and provided technical Acceler8 support while the internal team received training in the use of Acceler8.

Acceler8 proved itself in an enterprise scale EDW environment, allowing the development team to generate and regenerate thousands of jobs – over and over again – quickly. This enabled an iterative prototyping approach to the discovery of rules and requirements and allowed the team to very quickly respond to changes in data, process & concepts, and fine-tune technology and performance on the fly.