Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 53

CASE STUDY simultaneously due to an increased control and versioning capability . It is commonplace for the integration team to execute on several projects in parallel . With data virtualisation , the impact of physical changes applied to the source systems can be shielded from the consumer systems , and vice-versa .
What would you cite as challenges your IT team encountered during the implementation of the Denodo Platform ?
The number one challenge we experience is change management . Techies would much rather source data from other systems themselves than use a centralised data virtualisation service . There is continuous effort made to educate and guide the technical teams , particularly as they often miss the big picture . Data costs at the exchange would have been significantly more expensive , particularly due to the complexity of the data .
Another unique challenge we face is the nature of the data . Exchange data is not commonplace , and the lexicon is unique . Therefore , it is necessary to develop deep IP in both the data virtualisation tech , as well as capital markets industry knowledge . This introduces many challenges in terms of people management , cost containment and speed of delivery .
Since implementing the Denodo Platform , what has changed or improved in terms of the various business functions and customer service offerings that the JSE has to perform and offer in the marketplace ?
Before implementing the Denodo platform , data was severely duplicated in the environment . After the platform ’ s introduction , data duplication has decreased significantly . We have also prevented an explosion in query costs as we have eradicated query duplication . In the past we had technical teams writing the same query in each of their applications , and thereby duplicating the extract . Moreover , misunderstood nuances in exchange data led to several systems handling critical data incorrectly . When these problems surfaced , we intervened and used the data virtualisation solution to resolve this . partner ? If yes , what is the name of the company and what role did they play in the whole project ?
The JSE worked directly with Denodo and did not use a solution provider . It was an onsite collaboration between the JSE DevOps team and a dedicated Denodo product experts ’ team . Both companies collaborated extensively during the project . The project team even pioneered a few new features within the Denodo platform , as well identified several software bugs which were resolved . Several staff members in both companies have a close and strong affiliation with one another .
What other Digital Transformation projects is the JSE currently working on following the Denodo Platform implementation ?
Essentially , this has allowed us to avoid unnecessary costs and focus our investments elsewhere . Also , it has allowed for increased control over data and its compliance , with an associated increase in the quality of source system data .
Was the project implemented using in-house expertise or you worked with a Denodo certified solution provider
Serious thought is being given to full cloud implementation . The capital markets industry is hypersensitive to latency and primarily focus on transaction performance in a few microseconds . But future advances in technology may overcome the onsite / offsite latency barrier , which would open opportunities for virtualised data being made available to our customers . p
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