Healthcare system transforms its data infrastructure

1 min read
Sep 5, 2023


Healthcare System




United States

Modern cloud platform improves data access, speed, and costs.

With electronic medical records, virtual visits and online billing, healthcare now revolves around data. That makes a modern, scalable data infrastructure an essential tool.

Facing an aggressive deadline with limited Google Cloud experience.

An aging, on-premises system prompted the healthcare system to undertake its massive migration project. After years of struggling with the limitations of their Oracle platform and Cloudera Hadoop framework, they moved forward with Google Cloud and BigQuery

What we did

  • Teamed up with a national healthcare system, and Google Cloud’s Professional Services Organization to help fast-track migration from Cloudera and Oracle to Google Cloud.
  • Delivered stronger data insights, faster speed and more reliable performance. 
  • IT team enjoys significant efficiencies and cost savings thanks to the move to cloud operations.

Technologies used

  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Dataflow 
  • Google Cloud IAM
  • Google Cloud Storage (GCS)
  • Oracle 
  • Cloudera (Hadoop) 
  • HashiCorp Terraform / Gruntwork
  • Terragrunt
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Google Dataproc
  • Google Cloud SQL 
  • Google Pub/Sub
  • Google Secret Manager
  • Google Key Management (KMS)
  • Google Cloud Functions 
  • Jenkins

Key Outcomes

  • Data now updates daily rather than monthly and easily spans all available data sets; silos are a thing of the past.
  • Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure provides ready capacity for even the most robust queries. Response times on most inquiries are up to 50 times faster than with the previous Oracle system.  
  • The healthcare system has eliminated capital expenses for servers and reduced their ongoing costs significantly.

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