DATA lakes and warehouses – nonprofit

Trade association opens new analytics possibilities


Data is as good as gold for today’s businesses – unless that data is trapped in silos and slowed by manual processes.

Our client, The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), is one of the leading trade associations representing the boating industry, with numerous manufacturers relying on it to provide useful data and actionable insights.

Here’s how One Six Solutions helped unlock its analytics possibilities and deliver more value than ever to its discerning membership.

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Our Solution

Delivering scalable, automated analytics

Our team identified a combination of software tools to transition away from a data strategy relying on manual static reports and instead move toward a fully integrated, automated solution that supports interactive data exploration. Those included:

Advanced solutions lead to streamlined data processing

One Six Solutions turned to some of the most sophisticated data warehouse technology available to bring the project together:

Snowflake’s data platform was leveraged to create a highly secure, scalable, multi-tenant Data Lake platform

Fivetran provided flexible data pipelines loading data into the Data Lake, saving time and money on data engineering development

Matillion was the core data transformation technology used to integrate and cleanse the data in preparation for visual analytics

Power BI served as the data visualization platform and provided row level data security to multiple data consumers across the organization and their extended partners

The Results

Paving the way for analytics excellence

With One Six Solutions’ help, the NMMA was able to bring its data analytics strategy in line with the latest best practices:

  • Automated processes empower employees to solve problems and realize valuable insights faster than ever before.
  • Multi-cloud hosted solutions allow for cost-effective scalability and redundancy to meet user demand.
  • The technological foundation has been laid to build a holistic unified solution in the future.
  • Two legacy platforms were replaced by the new solution, eliminating their associated maintenance and operational costs.

The NMMA is now ready to face whatever challenges or problems come their way now that they have a sophisticated, best-in-class data analytics solution in place.

The NMMA was able to bring its data analytics strategy in line with the latest best practices.

Customer Spotlight: National Marine Manufacturers Association

Vicky Yu
Business Intelligence