Sydney Swans and The Data Foundry
The Sydney Swans AFL Club (The Swans) engaged The Data Foundry (TDF) to build an AWS Data Lake based on TDF’s accelerated data lake pattern to unify data across its player development programs.
For the project, TDF onboarded data from a variety of platforms, including the Protrac player tracking and analytics platform as well as building the initial AWS Data Lake, which became known internally as “Swan Lake”.
TDF worked with AWS and The Swans to establish an Amazon QuickSight capability to enable The Swans to build player insight dashboards. Swan Lake was also connected to The Swans existing business intelligence toolset to allow for improved data reporting, data analytics, and data visualisation.
“We were connected with the TDF team via AWS and were immediately impressed with their energy, capabilities and client-first mindset. Paul Macey and the team spent the time to truly understand the needs of our high-performance environment, and delivered a product set that not only exceeded expectations, but was on time and on budget. We are already exploring opportunities to extend our engagement of TDF and look forward to the outcomes this will realise in 2023 and beyond.”
Drew Arthurson – Chief Operating Officer – Sydney Swans
As a result of the successful work to date, The Swans are now working with TDF on scoping subsequent projects to onboard more datasets and provide additional capabilities, including a Player Readiness dashboard and enhanced performance analytics capabilities.