Putting Google BigQuery to the test
ThoughtWorks wanted to road test Google BigQuery so we worked with a UK big data client, Auto Trader, the top UK site for buying and selling cars online. We gave three people five days and the top-of-mind questions for Auto Trader's dealers. With five years’ historical data, over 750 million rows of data, they set to work.
We asked: Can Google’s new BigQuery service give customers Big Data analytic power without the need for expensive software or new infrastructure?
The verdict: BigQuery performed well, and could benefit organizations with Big Data and smaller budgets — especially those without a data warehouse, or whose data warehouse has restricted use.
Download the complete case study for the details of how we tested, and more findings.
75% Reduction in Testing Time, and a 95% Reduction in Testing Effort
Testing was growing unwieldy for AutoTrader.co.uk, the UK's #1 automotive website, with multiple tools, lack of automation, and increasing test maintenance. Twist removed the biggest pain-point, by drastically reducing the overhead of test maintenance. With Twist, the team could add real value, and tested new functionality at a rapid pace.