Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Data and Analytics Directorate sits within the Department for Work and Pensions. (DWP). A highly complex Big Data environment, it houses over 200TB of data, handling over 200 data feeds and supporting 600 users across the Directorate, the DWP and various central government organisations. The Directorate worked with Redcentric to secure a future-proof data warehouse solution that would fully leverage the benefits of an assured private Cloud provision.

The challenge

  • Successfully deliver a project that had been described as 'the project that couldn't be done
  • Handle the complexity of the migration, the criticality of system availability, and the magnitude of the project with minimal risk
  • Deal pragmatically with project scope change
  • Achieve a cutover across a single weekend

The solution

  • An Oracle Database-as-a-Service, delivered as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) private Cloud, with full data migration
  • The provision of OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE security level services from multiple UK data centres
  • An advanced service management and expert Oracle support wrap

Why Redcentric

  • Proven track record in the delivery of complex projects to government
  • Extensive Oracle technical design resource, project delivery capability and support services
  • Open and honest dialogue and collaborative attitudes underpinned strong, confident relationship



Industry / Sector

Government / Public Sector


  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Database as a Service (DBaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Professional Services
  • Project Management
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