myHIway Data Catalog
This mobile and desktop search application helps Providence caregivers discover, collect, compare, and access business intelligence data, analytics, and applications across multiple Providence data environments.
In 2014, several years of business consolidations and mergers had left Providence data assets spread across a wide variety of sources and vendor platforms. Hearing how this led to inconsistent reporting across the multi-region enterprise, I cobbled together five retired desktop PC's and built a search platform and app with opensource software.
With capital funds from a Data Governance initiative, the platform grew in value and introduced internal caregivers to user engagement features like natural language queries, search suggestions, automatic faceting, result boosting, bookmarks, comments, and likes.
In 2015, Providence IS began evaluating several commercially available data catalog applications. But these products were expensive, difficult to use, legally constrained, or not readily adaptable to ad hoc user feature requests. In the end, Providence leadership decided to operationalize my product and make it available to all internal users for free.
They called the app 'myHIway' after the Healthcare Intelligence ("HI") team it came from and its promise to pave the way to health care transformation through better access to data.
In 2016, I released the first version of the myHIway app on Providence Cloud VM servers. As hoped, it accelerated report consolidation and data quality initiatives by exposing over 40k business intelligence apps, reports, metrics, datasets, analytics, dictionaries, standards, data models, glossaries, training materials, and data science references from over 30 internal and external data and content sources.
In 2020, with over 14,000 unique users, the continued to demonstrate value despite the introduction of other enterprise cataloging tools, so we started rebuilding it as a microservices PAAS solution on Azure Kubernetes Services.
- Galleries of reports, scorecards, applications, etc.
- Search - NLP, auto-suggest, result boosting, saving, facets, and filters.
- Saved Searches
- Access Request Forms
- Personal Preferences
- Single Sign On
- System Alerts
- Blog Posts - research, data news, and general data literacy.
Responsible for product design, architecture and full stack engineering from proof-of-concept through current releases. Created brand logo and original graphics/theme elements.
2021 to present
Fully opensource Angular9/SCSS web application, Apache Solr cluster, and numerous dockerized Python microservices for logging, validating keys, and managing data from SAP Business Objects, Epic Clarity, Snowflake, SharePoint, Tableau, PowerBI and MariaDB datasets. Deployed from Azure DevOps Repos and Azure Container Registry as Kubernetes cluster on Providence Cloud VM servers.
2017 to 2020
Angular2/LESS web application built on Lucidworks App Studio framework running on Apache HTTPD and Tomcat servers connecting to a Lucidworks Fusion search engine with data ingested from Enterprise Data Warehouse and MariaDB databases on Providence Cloud VM servers.
2014 to 2016
JSP/LESS web application built on Twigkit framework running on Apache HTTPD and Tomcat servers connecting to Apache Solr with data modeled using SmartLogic and ingested from Enterprise Data Warehouse and MySQL databases on Desktop PC's pirated from empty office cubes.