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Video: How Zeppelin Unified Their Data Infrastructure With WhereScape

This video explains how Zeppelin, a company with a EUR 2.36bn turnover operating in 35 different countries, use WhereScape to centralize their disparate data infrastructure. Today Zeppelin are a huge dealer of Caterpillar construction equipment in Germany and Eastern Europe, but you might remember the name from the famous airships they made in the early 20th century.

A number of mergers and acquisitions in the past few years meant combining various data systems into a central management. In order to build a data warehouse capable of fast, accurate reporting from a single source of truth, Zeppelin built their own automated data integration tool, which also did automation. However, when they upgraded their ERP system, the Business Intelligence Competency Centre needed more capability. They didn’t want to spend time and money on re-developing their in-house tool, so they contacted us at WhereScape.

Having built an ETL tool previously, Zeppelin knew what they wanted, so the first day we only talked architecture requirements at first, then we showed them WhereScape only the last hour or so. On day two Zeppelin were already flying with WhereScape. They got it very quickly, and realised WhereScape could do everything their tool did and more.

Now Zeppelin can use both model-driven and data-driven development approaches, and are also future-proofed for any other changes they might need to make to their architecture.

This video shows how Zeppelin use WhereScape today.