Building a Cloud-Based Data Warehouse: An HBX Case Study

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Harvard IT Summit
See also: IT Summit

Amazon Web Services has a hosted data warehouse product called Redshift, a high performance, columnar database ideal for large datasets and heavy analytic workloads. But how do you get your data into Redshift, and what are the analytics options? This talk provides a case study about our implementation of a data warehouse for the HBX online learning platform, including ETL and analytics tool assessment, working with complex data structures from MongoDB, and lessons learned.

Ryan Frazier, Director, Systems Engineering and Operations, HBX, Harvard Business School

Brent Benson, Enterprise Architect, HBX, Harvard Business School

Gildas Bah, Data Analyst Engineer, HBX, Harvard Business School