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Case Study: Los Angeles Dodgers

Building the future of baseball with hyperconverged infrastructure

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with six World Series championships, are dedicated providing a firstclass, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium. Through 600 point of sale terminals and 150 handheld devices, the ballclub facilitates up to 1000 transactions every minute of every event. The transactions are analyzed in real time and the team’s operations are adjusted on the fly to accommodate demand and increase revenue. See how the Dodgers are revolutionizing data analytics on and off the field with Cisco HyperFlex and Intel Optane SSDs.

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Overview

Challenges

  • Speed up data modeling for better operational, baseball, and fan analytics
  • Maintain critical uptime for game day ticketing, concessions, and retail transactions
  • Streamline data center maintenance and infrastructure patching

Solutions

  • Cisco HyperFlex™ Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Results

  • Accelerated mission-critical analytics processing by 13x, producing data in minutes vs. hours
  • Reduced infrastructure footprint and licensing costs by more than 70 percent
  • Shifted IT focus from infrastructure maintenance to future growth and innovation

Accelerating analytics—on and off the field

When we installed the platform, our developers and analysts thought something was broken because the models were running so fast. Queries that used to take 13 hours or more now take 60 minutes or less.1 Having that horsepower behind our SQL databases has made a huge difference. 

Ralph Esquibel, Vice President, Information Technology, LA Dodgers

Who are the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Industry: Sports and Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Size: 550 employees
Website: https://www.mlb.com/dodgers

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