Metabiota’s Application Suite Improves Understanding of Epidemic Outbreaks & Economic Impact

Cognizant Softvision Creates Highly Scalable and Distributed Data Management and Analytical Platform

One of Softvision’s clients is a company that has its foundation in epidemiology and international field science. The company’s name is Metabiota, and it is recognized for leading innovation in the prevention and mitigation of epidemic disease risk. Their data helps countries and multinational organizations prepare, manage and mitigate epidemic risk before outbreaks occur.

The company partners with government agencies and commercial sector entities around the globe to identify infectious disease risks, minimize the effects of outbreaks and contain the economic, social and/or human and animal health impact of epidemics.

Metabiota At-A-Glance:

  • Created the largest infectious disease catalog in the industry
  • Leader in innovation in the prevention and mitigation of epidemic disease risk
  • Technology applications for a variety of public and private sectors
  • Platforms for analysts as well as for every day consumers such as the Epidemic Tracker

CHALLENGE

Metabiota has created the largest infectious disease catalog in the industry, including a one million-year stochastic event catalog informed by over 20 million simulations. They wanted to provide clients with data and tools to independently explore and analyze complex epidemiological data.

SOLUTION

The goal is to create a highly scalable and distributed data management and analytical platform. The system manages everything from data aggregation from various sources and storing on specific data storages per use cases, to visualize historical data based on users’ analytical needs.

As part of our partnership with Metabiota, Softvision team embedded into Metabiota’s engineering workforce in a highly collaborated and agile approach, for co-developing various solutions in the development of data platform. One of solutions featured “Ingestion Jobs”. Ingestion Jobs are a set of tools that support the importing of new epidemic data. The epidemic data is collected, organized, and curated by Metabiota’s data analysts and provided to engineering in csv format. The Ingestion Jobs process this data, aggregate it and store it in databases for further analysis on the impact a specific virus would have over preselected geographic regions.

Softvision Guilds:

Softvision’s practice areas, called Guilds, pull the right experts to build high-performing teams for our partners. Those agile delivery teams, or Pods, work as cross-functional teams to “Transform while they Perform.” Each Guild is a world-class community of expert talent in an area of expertise. For this partnership, the following Guilds led the delivery success:

Engage

Make

Run

Evolve

RESULTS

The web application built on top of data platform provides real time data analysis and allows Metabiota’s clients to understand current epidemic outbreaks and their potential economic impact.

The company uses the application with their clients, including major insurance companies, to provide more information and risk analysis to help users understand the epidemic risk and help them choose proper insurance policies.

Softvision’s partnership with the company continues, as we are now developing a new version of the application which will allow for outside access without the need of credentials.

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