Developing a Robust Retail Data Pipeline with Snowflake

Data Accuracy & Consistency With snowflake For Retail Data Management
Client Overview

The client is one of the giant retailers in the US that offers a variety of food supplies, and services. They have a strong reputation for providing high-quality products and outstanding customer service.

Client Requirement
  • Develop a data pipeline to get the raw data from each platform into targeted tables in Snowflake.
  • Fetch the data from targeted tables based on platform, fiscal week, and network and compare the results with the source/raw data.
  • Create an excel file to compare the source data with the resulting data from the snowflake tables.
  • Generate a report on a weekly basis to highlight which platform, network, and date range have inaccurate or missing data issues.

Implemented Solution

  • Queried a data pipeline to transform and load raw data from various platforms into the targeted tables in Snowflake.
  • Developed a query to group the activity and conversion data from the targeted Snowflake tables based on fiscal week and network for each platform.
  • Created an excel template to compare the source and targeted data based on fiscal week, network, and platform.
  • Fetched the sourced data directly from various platforms and inserted it into the excel template.
  • Run the developed query to get the grouped data from the targeted snowflake tables and load it in the excel template.
  • Created calculated fields in excel to compare the activity and conversion data between the source vs snowflake data and find out the data discrepancies in %.
  • Updated the source as well as the targeted data every week in excel to get the latest data.
  • Generate an excel report on a weekly basis to highlight the % data discrepancies for each network and fiscal week of the current fiscal year for each platform.
Robust Data Pipeline For Accurate Reportinng With Snowflake

Tools

Data Warehousing - Snowflake
Query language - SQL
Reporting - Excel

Client Benefits

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Data Accuracy

With the developed model, there is a 70% reduction in data inaccuracy and inconsistency leading to a more precise dataset.

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Time Reduction

It ensures cost-effectiveness because it saves time and money by making sure that the datasets collected and used in processing are clean and accurate.

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Easy Decision-making

Due to reduction in data inaccuracy and inconsistency it is helpful for top management to make informed decisions.

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Fighting Data Decay

Validating data can assist the organization in reducing the potential errors caused by data decay by identifying where data is missing, incomplete, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

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