NuWave Solutions employees compete for honors in creating innovative solutions to acquire and profile data.

MCLEAN, VA, August 13, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — NuWave Solutions, LLC is proud to announce the winners of their In-Nu-Vation Hackathon held on July 26, 2019. Employees Jim McHugh, Elise Beisecker, and Mike Rogers took first place with their innovative solution to acquire and store source data. Participants were challenged to create efficient Data Acquisition applications using target technologies such as NuWave’s Dex, AWS Fargate, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS ECR, AWS Glue, AWS Kinesis, AWS LakeFormation, AWS S3, AWS RDS, AWS Athena, UIPath, KNIME, Alteryx, Talend, and Informatica.

Three teams brought their solutions to the judges, each playing to different themes. Competing with the winning team, Raja Chithambaram created a completely serverless AWS data collection and profiling environment, showing how elastic cloud computing can be. Bhavin Shah and Bala Pellaru created an enterprise data lake with Talend and AWS which demonstrated how SQL and noSQL repositories can supplement each other. The winning team combined UiPath for Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) , Talend to clean and load the source data, and AWS s3 containers for daily file storage.. They collected and stored both traditional and new sabermetric player stats, historical pitcher vs. batter stats, weather, alignment of the stadiums, and other data to be used in future hackathons to predict the best lineup for daily fantasy baseball.

Executive Vice President, Brian Frutchey said, “I am impressed by the talent and drive of our NuWave family. In-Nu-Vation Challenges are a great blend of hard-work, creative learning, and rewarding comradery. Keep up the good work!”

The competition was judged by NuWave Chief Operating Officer Brad Hubbard, Executive Vice President Brian Frutchey, and Talend Federal Sales Engineer Vince Wilmot. Each team had 15 minutes to present their solution with additional time to respond to questions from the judges.

Chief Operating Officer, Brad Hubbard stated, “The three teams put together an impressive array of data collection and storage techniques. Raja’s completely serverless data collection and profiling environment and Bhavin and Bala’s data lake were very impressive.”

About NuWave
NuWave Solutions is a leader in providing advanced technologies for analytics and data management, with a passion for working with public sector customers and partners to enable innovative solutions for action through insight. NuWave’s unmatched technical expertise and dedication to teamwork and customer service enables them to help customers meet even the most complex business challenges and succeed on every engagement. For more information, visit https://www.nuwavesolutions.com/.


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