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November 28, 2018
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How TechnipFMC is Empowering Data Scientists with Insights from the Edge

Check out our recently published customer case study! This story gives a look at how TechnipFMC is enabling data analysts and data scientists to gain insights the come from the edge and quickly produce results.

TechnipFMC is a global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems, and services to provide their clients with deep expertise across subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects. The company’s vision is to enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry. It has nearly 38,000 employees and operates in 48 countries.

Becoming a More Data Centric Organization

The company was encountering multiple challenges which led to pursuing a modern data architecture. First, there was no centralized place for all the company’s data. The data needs to be used for building machine learning models, and for that, it needs to have an effective way to store and analyze it. There was a need for the company to have the ability to deliver enterprise data analytics at scale. The goal was to become a more data centric organization allowing accessibility across the entire organization.

The primary use case was to gain a single view of TechnipFMC’s global operations and improve internal processes. The company wanted to be able to track all its equipment and gain insights into the processes for delivering equipment and executing projects.

Realizing Value Through the Cloud & Operational Services

The company implemented an architecture of Hortonworks Connected Platforms running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud. It is leveraging a mix of AWS services to run these platforms. Another key component has been the Operational Services team, which is a subscription service that manages customers’ environments on a 24/7 basis by a team of expert network operations center engineers.

“The Hortonworks Operational Services team has been excellent. They did a tremendous amount of work integrating Hortonworks software with our existing environment, including meeting the network security requirements from Amazon and our Cybersecurity teams. The day to day management the team did, allowed our solutions to run smoother. The 24/7 coverage has been extremely beneficial to us, as we work on a worldwide schedule.” –Juan Felipe Arjona, Sr. Manager Digital Services & Data Architecture

Gaining Insights from the Edge

By putting a modern data architecture into place, TechnipFMC is achieving significant results. Currently, 13 projects are up and running, with more to be added. Data is being stored and analyzed securely across the organization. The platform has enabled data analysts and data scientists to gain insights that come from the edge and quickly produce results on their own. This leads to more efficiencies, better results for clients, and better products.

 

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