The Insurance Bureau of Canada tasked Tesera Systems with creating a web app to help analyse the risk of residential sanitary sewer backup to municipal infrastructure.
Tesera built their solution using FME Cloud as the data processing infrastructure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 for data storage, and AWS SQS for task queuing. They set up FME to watch for SQS messages, process GIS data submitted via the app, perform data validation, and output model indicators for further analysis. They performed machine learning on the resulting datasets, which integrated insurance claims with infrastructure data, to help predict the risk of a sewer backup.
Using FME Cloud for this AWS-based project enabled Tesera to automatically process huge volumes of data in the cloud while keeping infrastructure costs low. Since FME Cloud is hosted in AWS, they were able to leverage data gravity and create a performant solution. Municipalities using this web application can take action to improve infrastructure in high-risk areas and identify which areas require flooding emergency plans, resulting in valuable risk mitigation and cost savings for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Tesera Systems is a Canadian consulting services company that integrates FME into their innovative data driven solutions and geospatial applications.