Author: Brendan Doherty, Seagate Technology
In this blog post I will discuss some of the processes and steps that were taken on the journey to embed KNIME in a High Volume Manufacturing Environment within Seagate Technology.
Seagate Technology are one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic data storage technologies and solutions. Seagate Technology creates products and services that include network attached storage, high performance computing, data protection appliances, internal hard drives, backup and recovery services, flash storage, and related solutions. They are a vertically integrated company and have manufacturing plants based in many locations worldwide. The read/write heads for the HDDs are manufactured in two locations, one of which is in Derry City, Northern Ireland. These devices are highly complex, have a long manufacturing cycle time, and generate a lot of data during their fabrication. The plant has many different groups located at the site all of which use data from a wide variety of sources on a daily basis.