The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was faced with replacing a 20+ year old database system that housed intelligence data globally for the enterprise and was a slow and manual process for data analysts to provide relevant and accurate data from a multitude of siloed data sources while maintaining referenceable data provenance.
ITC developed the serverless Hivemind application, a dynamically scalable platform for HPC built around a database design using AWS’ DynamoDB. We extended Hivemind’s functionality to create generalized exploratory HPC architectures to create a space where analysts can develop predictive and machine learning models that are deployed on the server-less HPC architecture. ITC used the AWS SAM framework to integrate both code and architecture into a single model composed in YAML, providing a unified method to define, configure, and deploy components of the Hivemind application.
We architected and managed the environment, supported the migration of applications to C2S, provided full lifecycle application development, and served as the DevSecOps lead to build out, test, and manage the 250+ EC2 AWS cloud environment instances. We successfully migrated 20 services into a container-based/Open-Shift managed service, producing a 10x improvement in the build/deployment timelines for services and allowing quicker deployments across hybrid cloud environments.
• Reduced server costs by 30%+ while providing an easily scalable infrastructure
• Provided DIA with a unified method to define, configure, and deploy components – saving the team 2+ hours per deployment
• Provided modern geospatial drive dashboard for visualizing and controlling data