In a recent FedScoop interview, Data Practice Director Shaunak Ashtaputre discussed accelerating innovation through data-led migration. Leveraging AWS, his team found they were no longer required to prioritize the quickest migration time. Instead, using a data-led approach, they focused on maximizing data value while minimizing the time to transform that data.
In the interview, he recalls a recent data platform modernization project. Addressing mismatched tooling and services, Karsun added capabilities as part of the data-led migration process. This included enhancing the centralized data lake, consolidating data through newly created pipelines and establishing quality baselines. Using automated data recipes, the new platform reduced the time to prepare data. This reduced the lead time from weeks to hours. While improving data latency, the team also transformed the process from a batch approach to a fully integrated analytics platform with transparent lineage, models and recipes. The solution was end to end, from ingest to dashboard.
Optimizing with Cloud Runways
Key to the team’s success was Cloud Runways, Karsun’s answer to complex data-led migration modernization projects. These toolkits accelerate cloud migration through fit-to-purpose transformation playbooks. These enable incremental migrations which adapt to unique customer requirements and constraints.
Karsun begins by building a holistic view by determining the agency’s intended approach to the cloud and data ecosystem. Using a Data-Led Migration Runway, the team assesses the existing integration landscape and identifies future needs. This includes understanding the needs of the analytics users of that data. Next, the team uses Karsun’s proprietary multi-criteria decision support framework to perform a robust assessment of available solution providers. These include vital characteristics such as interoperability, flexibility, SLAs and security to optimize provider selection.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with a Migration Competency, its customers may also utilize Karsun’s access to AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) resources. This program packages best practices, tools, expertise, financial incentives, and the AWS Partner Network (APN) to simplify cloud adoption. Supporting customers investigating migration solutions, these financial incentives subsidize the three key steps in the migration process (Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate and Modernize). When applicable, Karsun implements these financial incentives as part of its Cloud Runways toolkit.
For those new to complex data migration projects, the Karsun Innovation Center also offers Immersion Days. In these workshops, Karsun cloud experts introduce customers and colleagues to enhance their practice. Additional innovation initiatives are driven through employee-centric Solution, DevSecOps, Lean, Development and Data practice areas. To get started, visit Karsun’s AWS Data-Led Migration Solution.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing, innovative enterprise modernization firm. Recently awarded Best Company Culture by Comparably.com, its teams deliver modern software development, cloud, and data solutions to customers at government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration and General Services Administration. Leveraging GoLean, Karsun teams drive digital transformation and help its government customers Do Extraordinary. Learn more at Karsun-LLC.com.
Karsun Solutions strengthened its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its Innovation Center Data Practice this fall. The center hosts the DataOps NoVa Meetup, a professional development group that introduces the Northern Virginia data and IT community to the latest practices, vendors and solutions for DataOps. The Meetup partnered with AWS for two events.
The Zen of DataOps
On October 22nd the Meetup featured a virtual presentation on The Zen of DataOps. The event began with a brief overview of Karsun’s Data and Cloud Practices by Shaunak Ashtaputre. Next, it welcomed AWS expert Stephen Moon. This virtual presentation dove into AWS Lake Formation and the Data Supply Chain Pipeline.
AWS and Dataguise Help Karsun Customers Improve Data Governance
Shaunak Ashtaputre, Director of the Data Practice and Co-Founder of DataOps NoVa, was invited to share a case study at an event co-hosted by AWS and Dataguise in November 2020. This webinar delved into a specific data governance solution, built with Dataguise on AWS, for one of Karsun’s public sector customers. Learn how these offerings can Reduce Sensitive and Personal Data Risk and Enable Compliance here.
AWS Resources Beyond Data
Karsun Solutions is a proud AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. As such it offers complete cloud solutions in addition to modern software development and data solutions. Current cloud solutions include cloud migration, cloud platform buildout and serverless computing.
Included in Karsun’s migration solution is the Cloud Runways toolkits. This enables cloud first organizations to systematically migrate legacy systems to the cloud. The Cloud Practice uses a proprietary multi-criteria decision support framework to perform a robust assessment of the solution providers’ key characteristics. Considering characteristics such as interoperability, flexibility, SLAs and security allows the team to make an optimal selection on the providers. Karsun’s cloud experts also focus on balancing private, public, and hybrid cloud options based on economics, functionality, and security.
Through relationships with vendors like Dataguise and AWS Karsun offers high-quality cloud and data solutions. Its Data, Solution and Development practice backs up each of these resources through employee-centered training and enablement. Learn more about Karsun’s AWS offerings here.
Karsun Solutions, the enterprise modernization experts, announced Data and Analytics Director Shaunak Ashtaputre graduated from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Partners Program. Graduates were recognized at ACT-IAC’s annual conference, Imagine Nation ELC 2019. Held at the Philadelphia Convention Center October 20th-23rd, the conference featured more than 150 speakers. Included among talks on Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Healthcare were speakers from the recent graduates of ACT-IAC’s Partner Program.
National Treasures in a 5G World
Speakers formed one of three challenge teams. These collaborative teams include both industry and government leaders in the Partners Program. Shaunak’s team spoke on National Treasures in a 5G World. In this one hour session, the ten-member challenge team explored a use case where the nation’s historical records, artifacts, and public spaces are experienced and managed in a 5G optimized environment. Their talk addressed areas required for agency 5G readiness and implementation including stakeholder education, acquisition, and infrastructure requirements.
Karsun’s ACT-IAC Fellows Legacy
Karsun Solutions supports ACT-IAC’s professional development programs. Each of the not-for-profit organization’s programs builds relationships between government and industry across varying levels of experience. Upon graduation, program members are named ACT-IAC Fellows. Karsun Solutions participates in these programs as both a member and a mentor. Senior Director of Business Development Juan Robles is an Industry Vice Chair for the Voyagers Program and Business Analysis Lead Satish Alluri is a member of the Voyagers 2020 class. With Shaunak’s graduation nine Karsun Solutions leaders are ACT-IAC fellows.
About Shaunak Ashtaputre
Shaunak Ashtaputre serves as the Director of the Data Analytics Practice. He is an accomplished Data and Solutions Architect, with over 27 years in developing and delivering solutions to modernize enterprise data platforms helping customers maximize the value of their data. Shaunak holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems and has international experience in leading business intelligence and data practices. He brings sharp focus and drive in enhancing capabilities and creating innovative solutions for streaming data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Shaunak is a recognized data warehousing, big data, and analytics expert. In July 2018 Karsun Solutions formed the Karsun Innovation Center Data & Analytics Practice. Shaunak leads this data innovation-oriented extension of the firm. He also regularly speaks at industry events including the recently launched DataOps NoVa Meetup hosted at Karsun Solutions.
About Karsun Solutions
The federal IT modernization experts, Karsun Solutions enables enterprise transformation for its government customers including Modern Software Development, Cloud, and Advanced Analytics solutions. The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration are among the firm’s current customers. They are an established firm, with a DCAA Approved Accounting System, AWS Government Competency, and CMMI Level 5 – DEV appraisal, as well as ISO 9001, ISO 20000, and ISO 27001 certifications.
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced Karsun Solutions Director Shaunak Ashtaputre will join their 2019 Partners Program. The Partners and Voyagers programs connect industry leadership with their public sector counterparts. Beginning in 2010 Karsun Solutions leadership prioritized participation in these professional development programs. Director Chae Song (2018) is the most recent graduate, with six additional leadership members counting themselves among the ACT-IAC fellowship program alumni. Sudhir Duggineni is currently a member of the 2019 Voyagers Class.
About Shaunak Ashtaputre
Shaunak Ashtaputre serves as the Director of the Data Analytics Practice. He is an accomplished Data and Solutions Architect, with over 27 years in developing and delivering solutions to modernize enterprise data platforms helping customers maximize the value of their data. Shaunak holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems and has international experience in leading business intelligence and data practices. He brings sharp focus and drive in enhancing capabilities and creating innovative solutions for streaming data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Shaunak is a recognized data warehousing, big data, and analytics expert. In July 2018 Karsun Solutions announced the launch of the organization’s Karsun Innovation Center Data & Analytics Practice and Shaunak was selected to lead this innovation oriented extension of the firm. He also regularly speaks at industry events.
About Karsun Solutions
The federal IT modernization experts, Karsun Solutions enables enterprise transformation for its government customers including Modern Software Development, Cloud, and Advanced Analytics solutions. The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration are among the firm’s current customers. They are an established firm, with a DCAA Approved Accounting System and CMMI Level 5 – DEV appraisal, as well as ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications.
HERNDON, VA – Karsun Solutions announces the formation of a new Data Practice within the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC). Leveraging his 20 plus years in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Shaunak Ashtaputre was named the practice lead. This new practice will focus on data modernization, advanced analytics, and data security as key growth areas.
The organization’s continued investment in Data Modernization innovation is an extension of Karsun Solutions’ Enterprise Modernization and Advanced Analytics expertise. Through this new practice the organization will expand its DevSecOps offerings by melding data integration resources into KIC ongoing initiatives. Some key objectives include:
- Building a Data Modernization Innovation Lab within KIC
- Identifying and nurturing partnerships with key vendors and their ecosystems
- Establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Modernization and DataOps
- Attracting and nurturing expert-level talent in Data Modernization and Advanced Analytics
- Guiding and assisting with RFP/RFI responses in the areas of Data and Advanced Analytics
- Creating expertise in data migration and modernization related to AWS services
- Creating a cohesive practice and level of expertise across Karsun programs and contracts
With the implementation of the new Data Practice Karsun Solutions continues to establish itself as a one-stop Data-Migration and Modernization shop.
About Shaunak Ashtaputre
Shaunak Ashtaputre has more than 20 years of industry experience, with extensive engagements in Business Intelligence Data Warehousing and other business intelligence initiatives including strategy, architecture, data management, security, design, and delivery across several industry verticals including the Public Sector. Prior to joining Karsun, he ran an analytics consulting small business for several years. Under Karsun Solutions Advanced Analytics practice he currently leads GSA’s analytics, data warehousing, and big data platform. He is responsible for new business across the business intelligence and big data verticals.
About Karsun Solutions
Established in 2009, Karsun Solutions is a premier consulting firm delivering a portfolio of enterprise modernization services to its federal and commercial customers. Its core competencies include Modern Software Development, Cloud Solutions and Advanced Analytics. Its proprietary GoLean® software development methodology combines Agile, Lean, Kanban and DevOps practices throughout the software development lifecycle. The GoLean.io Software-as-a-Service provides a lean management tool-kit combining the best of these practices. Beginning in 2015, Karsun has ranked yearly among the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies. It was also recognized among the Washington Business Journal’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Karsun’s quality, development, and information security practices include CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications.