University of North Texas Selects Attunity Replicate to Ingest Real-time Data into Hadoop Data Lake


University of North Texas Selects Attunity Replicate

The University of North Texas (UNT) has chosen Attunity Replicate to enable a Hadoop data lake as part of the University’s strategic, real-time analytics initiative designed to improve enrollment, retention and overall student experience.

As one of the nation’s largest universities, UNT offers 100 bachelors’, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs. With its main campuses located in Denton and Dallas, TX, the university welcomes diversity and strengthening of its collaborations with many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe. UNT’s faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

To support its mission for data-driven decisions, the IT Share Services Department at UNT set in motion an initiative to build a Hadoop data lake and enable streaming real-time data for analytic and reporting needs. Attunity Replicate was selected to enable real-time data ingestion from the University’s Oracle and SQL Server data sources. The initiative will also support social media data ingest for sentiment analytics.

“With 12 schools and colleges, 37,000 students and 380,000 active alumni, University of North Texas is one of the nation’s largest universities, and we’re continually growing,” said Kendra Ketchum, Chief Technical Officer at UNT. “To continue this positive momentum, we will continue to make improvements to the university overall, including enrollment and retention. Having real-time data is a critical piece of this vision to enable data-driven insights and an improved student experience.”

Juergen Stegmair, Lead for Database Admin at the University, added “using Attunity Replicate, we were able to create our strategic analytical platform, Insights Analytics, which allows us to make important operational decisions that benefit our staff and students. We are looking forward to benefitting on many levels with our new and innovative capabilities.”

“Customer analytics is emerging as a common use case where Big Data technologies can improve competitive differentiation and add significant value,” explained Itamar Ankorion, Chief Marketing Officer at Attunity. “University of North Texas selected Attunity Replicate for its real-time data ingestion capabilities and change data capture technology, which underscores the value that our innovative product suite provides for organizations building data lakes and modern analytic solutions.”

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