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Customer Story

Education-Tech SaaS Product Engineering Services

  • Challenge

    Research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency — and provide insights to help tailor instruction. The customer is migrating their software from a traditional client-server architecture to AWS cloud-based micro-service architecture.

    • New functionality to end users
    • Increase scalability
    • Drive down maintenance cost
    • Count of students for a school/district/state
    • Monitoring loading/performance across organizations
    • Each micro-service provides one or more layers of data transformation, and offers a facet view of certain data set
  • Solution

    REST API’s for Internal and External usage. Each micro service offers a REST-based API that can be consumed by both internal or external (with added security) customers.

    • Quick ramp up
    • Process complexities
    • Design complexities
  • Outcome

    Hitachi Digital Services provided resources to work on multiple products across five teams, namely  Assessment, Platform, Reporting, Experience and Reliability.

    • REST API’s for Internal and External usage: Each micro service offers a REST-based API that can be consumed by both internal or external (with added security) customers.
    • Onboarding of State/District/Schools
    • ETLs – supporting the existing legacy process
    • Direct API-based integration for some schools
    • Multiple way of integration support as schools continue to follow their way of sharing data
    • AWS Microservices Architecture
    • Infrastructure-as-code to manage AWS resources
    • Multi-Tenancy at State, District, School levels
    • Role based microservices access layer
    • Enhanced security

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