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Moving to Azure data services reduces costs by 25% for leading UK lender

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Moving to Asure data services reduces costs by 25% for leading uk lender

Expert Thinking successfully migrates a leading UK lender to a new Azure data services solution. Working with the customer, we designed and implemented a secure, powerful and cost-optimised Azure data platform and analytics solution which eliminated 400 reports and delivered a step-change in data quality, performance, stability and capability. Not only did this significantly reduce risk, it improved customer engagement and lowered costs by ~25%.


Our customer had built an on-premise solution using MySQL and several reporting platforms (resulting in over 650 separate reports) that severely impacted the business’s ability to make well informed, timely decisions. Specific problems included:
Our customer recognised the need for a new ‘data warehouse’ to enable their continued growth, resolving the core issues and aligning to their strategic Azure cloud strategy, quickly and at a competitive price.
“Expert Thinking quickly gained a clear understanding of our aims and desires; then provided clear, practical and targeted guidance.”


Expert Thinking delivered the end-to-end solution from the ground up, working closely with key IT and business stakeholders from solution architecture through to data migration.
The solution was built on Azure data services (Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Lake, Azure Monitoring, Key Vault and ADFS, and Splunk). Key activities included:


We successfully delivered a new Azure data services solution that:
“Working with Expert Thinking has proved to be of major value and has helped drive our cloud adoption at pace.”

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