Implement data analytics platform to measure data-driven digital advertising campaigns in a scalable, flexible, and easy-to-administer architecture.
We live in an era of disruption and few industries have witnessed as rapid a transformation as advertising. With advertising technology evolving rapidly and getting more sophisticated than ever before, advertisers can connect with customers in many new ways. All the major stakeholders in the AdTech ecosystem, whether marketers, publishers, or consumers, want more transparency. Marketers want to know exactly where their ads are positioned, which are working best, and how much each ad contributes to new revenue. Publishers want to know how audiences interact with the ads on their websites, and how much revenue is being generated for partners. And finally, consumers want to know how their data is used.
Ron Cormier, Principal Database Engineer at The Trade Desk, explains further: “The Trade Desk has revolutionized digital and programmatic advertising. We support buyers in the RTB space, helping agencies and brands spend their advertising budget in a more targeted and smart way. But spending is only part of the challenge, transparency is also key. We don’t just say we’re spending their budget smartly; we show them, from initial impression to conversion. That’s where Vertica comes in.”
The data volumes in this game are staggering, with The Trade Desk ingesting more than 1B rows of data each hour. Other server solutions weren’t able to handle the volume or weren’t able to perform at the necessary levels of flexibility and stability required. The team looked for an enterprise-ready data analytics platform. Cormier: “We needed support for an open, standards compliant database with a SQL interface, but most of all, we needed it to be rock solid at ingesting huge volumes of data really efficiently and allow us to easily share that data with our engineers and customers.”