SESSION

Blueprint: How Unilever Utilizes Metadata to Power its Lakehouse

OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCEIn Person
TYPEBreakout
TRACKData Lakehouse Architecture
INDUSTRYRetail and CPG - Food
TECHNOLOGIESDeveloper Experience, ETL, Governance
SKILL LEVELIntermediate
DURATION40 min

Blueprint, Unilever's metadata framework, is a huge leap forward in Unilever's Lakehouse management with key capabilities:

 

  • Self-Service Engineering - enabling business engineers to build, reducing bottle-necks
  • Reusable Use Case Tooling - promoting method reapplication and engineer mobility
  • Unity Catalog Integration for simplified access and metadata management
  • Easier handover to BAU teams through metadata
  • Downstream PowerBI Data Model Integration via Enhanced API and XMLA endpoint
  • Transparent Operation Monitoring for improved operational visibility and performance

 

This framework has brought us together as a team and increased development speed tenfold. Serving over 3,000 users with its downstream capabilities, Blueprint significantly advances Unilever's data engineering, setting new efficiency and scalability standards in our Lakehouse architecture.

SESSION SPEAKERS

Roberto Flores Meregote

/Data Engineer Lead Europe
Unilever

Dmitry Ratushnyak

/Senior Data Engineer
Unilever