Using AWS to Enable Data-Driven Decision Making at the Nation’s Cultural Center
The Kennedy Center’s strategic plan calls for much more rigorous and comprehensive data-informed decision making than we have been capable of in the past. Faced with an existing data warehouse that was outdated in design, housed on aging hardware, and which performed poorly, the Kennedy Center undertook a “giant sprint” modernization project. In a little over 30 days we built a functional proof of concept for a new data warehouse, built on AWS tools. This solution not only alleviates the risk associated with aging hardware and a single instance, but also provides a foundation for a massively more flexible and adaptable ecosystem for exploration, analysis, reporting, and predictive modeling.

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