Data Platforms & Cloud

Empowering operational excellence and the next generation of data analytics

Implementing a new data platform or cloud solution is all about rethinking your business model with data at its core to design the kind of data infrastructure that gives you a long-term platform for sustained growth.

Our typical client is tired of inheriting a legacy data infrastructure service that needs to be constantly ripped up every five years.

Instead, we work with you to build the right platform for change, often by pulling in our data governance and data quality teams, or our operational performance and data strategy experts.

It’s our cross-functional capability that ensures that whatever cloud or data infrastructure services mission we’re supporting, whether its data science enablement, operational streamlining, or next generation data analytic, the final solution will stand the test of time and deliver on your strategic goals.

Data Warehousing Consulting Service

Your organisation has the raw data it needs to establish accurate decision-making, but this information is scattered across enterprise silos, locked away in operational systems waiting to be mined and interpreted for deeper insights.

A data warehouse capability collects this data from disparate data sources, then aggregates and processes it to provide analyses and access points that serve the insatiable demand for business intelligence and data analytics.

We start by viewing every data warehousing initiative through a business strategy lens before analysing how the data integration consulting needs to align with your underlying data strategy.

Once we agree on ‘the north star’ for your big data integration services and data strategy, we can start to consider infrastructure designs that align with your current and future needs.

Our goal is to arrive at a workable data warehouse solution underpinned with a deep sense of pragmatism – instead of a blinkered devotion to a specific tool or vendor.

Data Engineering

Whatever your starting point, our data engineering team has the expertise and experience to guide you through each phase of the data engineering journey.

Oakland has been around for many years (35 in fact) so we’ve gained real insight into what’s possible with the latest advances in data engineering, and more importantly, what it takes to deliver a successful data initiative, particularly using modern Agile approaches.

Importantly, we recognise that when you embark on a data engineering initiative, you don’t want to be locked into your implementation partner. You want a sense of pragmatism when changes and new adaptations become necessary.

You also don’t want to be blinded with science and left with a solution you can’t understand and struggle to maintain. At Oakland, we’re a transparent bunch, frequently sharing our approach through data science hackathons for example.

This openness spills over into our approach to delivering projects. It may be an overused term, but we genuinely believe in a ‘one team’ approach. We relentlessly strive to include your teams in all aspects of the solution concept, design, delivery and assurance.

Cloud Architecture

Moving to the cloud is no longer simply about exchanging your current IT landscape for cheaper infrastructure and simpler administration - it's about transforming the way you drive value to your customers.

Oakland combines deep cloud architecture and implementation expertise with more than three decades of unrivalled process and quality improvement experience.

This rare combination helps you reimagine your existing value chains and deliver a step-change in operational performance.

Our pilot initiatives deliver immediate operational value to the business so they can fully appreciate the gains in performance and decision-making provided by cloud computing.

We design our client cloud architectures with open, accessible cloud technologies that are easy to maintain, extend and resource once our projects are completed.

Unlike other providers who lock you into long-term support contracts, our goal is to give you easily managed and extensible cloud infrastructures that will create the platform for continued digital transformation in your organisation.

Want to get on a call and explore further?

Why not talk to us about your application development goals on a discovery call. In complete confidence, one of our directors will contact you and discuss what you’re aiming to achieve and how Oakland will help.

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