Based in New York, Makerbot is the largest desktop 3D printing business in the world. With over 100,000 customers using their printers worldwide, it’s critical that they are able to understand the demands and behaviour of these users. With the help of the AWS Marketplace and Matillion ETL for Redshift, Makerbot has been able to do just that, achieving a 360 degree view of the customer.
Take a look at this video case study from Amazon Web Services to find out how Matillion ETL for Redshift has helped Makerbot to become a customer-centric business.
In this case study we hear from Senior Engineer, Richard Williams and Vice President of Business Systems and Data, Nitay Gold on why the AWS Marketplace and Matillion ETL for Redshift make such a good combination for the business.
Makerbot is the largest desktop 3D printing business in the world, with over 100,000 customers using their printers and scanners.
The company also runs Thingiverse.com, the largest 3D printings parts community in the industry. With more than 2 million active users each month, working on over 1.5 million projects, this online community gives users the platform to turn their ideas into reality.
How Matillion have helped
Tasked with building out the Data Warehousing infrastructure at Makerbot, Richard Williams talks about how easy it was to spin up a Redshift cluster, using Matillion ETL for Redshift on top of this for data orchestration. Launched directly from the AWS Marketplace as an AMI, users can be up and running with Matillion ETL for Redshift in a matter of minutes, with just a few simple clicks.
Makerbot deals with data from a large number of source systems, cloud and on-premise databases, MySQL and PostgresSQL, as well as systems such as Salesforce, Marketo and Magento. Williams discusses how Matillion ETL for Redshift makes it quick and easy to point at these data sources, with native components for these systems integrations and many more.
The AWS Cloud and Matillion ETL for Redshift have enabled Makerbot to get a better picture of exactly what their customers need, resulting in what Williams describes as a “360 degree view of the customer”.
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