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Traeger Grills WiFIRE

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Project Details

  • OWNER
    Traeger Grills
  • INDUSTRY
    Commercial
  • CVE DIVISIONS
    Observian

Project Overview

Traeger is reinventing the grilling industry with wifi (WiFIRE) connected grills. Grilling automation is performed by IoT-connected grills that send data points to AWS (Amazon Web Services) for analysis.

Demand for their WiFIRE-enabled grills created massive data streams that quickly outgrew the capabilities of a traditional RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). Data stored in a Postgres database continued to grow while accessibility declined.

Scope of Project:

  • To solve the challenges Traeger faced, Observian created Lambda functions to extract, transform and load data in a format that is easily queried and stored.
  • By utilizing Amazon’s Kinesis Firehose to transform files into Parquet format and store in S3, Traeger was able to query the data easily using Amazon Athena.
  • Kinesis Firehose provides traceable costs, while Athena only queries relevant data. By also utilizing ElastiCache, Traeger was able to save costs while drastically increasing performance.
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