World Data Lab (WDL) is a data enterprise that produces the most consistent and credible estimates for spending and demography.
Research from WDL has appeared on CNN, The Economist, and the Financial Times. Some of their clients include HSBC, L’Oreal, and Citibank. Their advisory board includes leading representatives of the World Bank, Brookings Institution, and academia. Their team is made up of the world’s leading experts on economics, demography, and income.
The World Hunger Clock product, enables everyone to explore the most accurate and granular estimates of food insecurity around the world, including projections until 2030.
Project and Challenges
As the product was still in the planning phase, WDL needed a partner with the skillset to develop the API. The tool aggregates hundreds of gigabytes of data and is used by millions of users every month. This is why scalability was of the utmost importance.
We have evaluated WDL’s requirements and developed a plan and cloud architecture that is able to scale accordingly and cover the initial planned data processing and traffic demands.
After approval, we implemented a scalable web API, which processes and sends back aggregated data to end users. Additionally, we developed a custom automatic data deployment solution and integrated the API with the frontend provided by the WDL team. In the end, we deployed the whole structure to the cloud with automated CI/CD processes.
With this, we managed to achieve scalability and full automation of the update and maintenance processes of the World Hunger Clock product.