i-5O offers an AI insights platform that detects anomalies in automated production lines. Image data is streamed in real-time from a production line, where the company’s artificial intelligence software serves as the industrial engineer’s set of eyes. i-5O’s goal is to enhance human performance and safety within manufacturing by gaining unprecedented visibility into manual production processes.
Industrial Automation, Robotics
Data Integration, Data Analytics
The Datameer platform was a godsend. I was looking at hiring a team of data engineers to hand-code all our data pipelines in Python. In a week, we were able to complete all those complex ETL jobs with Datameer, which otherwise would have required a dozen data engineers to develop and maintain.
I spent all my time programming data integration scripts, with no time left for analytics and ML modeling. With Datameer, I can do complex ETL with a few clicks and no code, keeping my coding skills for the more critical machine learning jobs.
As i-5O grows, the requirements for their data pipelines are changing. With this growth, it was essential to minimize the ETL process’s impact on source systems. i-5O needed a way to quickly and efficiently enrich complicated data pipelines to advance their machine learning models without disruptions. The team had to figure out a path forward and initially considered hiring a team of data engineers focused on DataOps, which would have taken months to staff and diverted critical resources away from strategic business initiatives.
A team of data scientists must format i-5O’s complex image data to precise specifications. These data transformations enable teams to model real-time data as it streams from the production lines. Effective implementation of the company’s machine learning models presented vital challenges, including:
After researching options, i-5O decided to leverage Azure to implement scalable machine learning processes and analytics in the cloud and selected Datameer as their Cloud ETL tool to feed data to Azure Synapse. Datameer delivered with:
Datameer liberated the data science team from the resource-consuming tasks of building data pipelines. With Datameer, the team is focused on growing i-5O’s business capabilities by building and refining machine learning models. Thanks to their decision to partner with Datameer, i-5O was able to: