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The Power of Cloud and Infrastructure in Digital Transformation

Senior database specialist and member of the Publicis Sapient team for over 12 years, Minaz shares examples of the types of projects she is currently working on and the impact of Cloud and Infrastructure on digital business transformation.

Minaz Kotian
Minaz Kotian

As a senior data specialist who leads a high-performing team, my role involves designing robust database solutions based on industry and client requirements, analyzing market trends in database technology and providing training and mentorship to the team.

I have been with Publicis Sapient for over 12 years now, and the journey has been incredibly exciting and challenging. Each day here is unique and eventful, giving me opportunities to further enhance my leadership, strategic planning and collaboration skills while delivering impactful solutions to our clients.

Minaz is a member of the Publicis Sapient team in India.

For instance, one day my team is helping one of the largest financial service providers with solutions that ensure application robustness, data integrity, productivity, speed to market, reliability and operational efficiency. For this client, we efficiently set up a Postgres SQL database using code-driven infrastructure, and overcoming a previous contractor's delays, we delivered high-availability solutions within two months.

Another day we are driving large-scale cloud migration. A few years back, a client enlisted our team to migrate from legacy systems to Google Cloud. The client also needed to move from legacy Oracle database systems to Google Cloud MySQL. This was a challenge because Google Cloud was less developed at the time. We had to make sure the old and new databases worked together, handling data, structure and code.

This entailed extensive research, testing and analysis to find a smart solution that would streamline the migration process. Eventually, we identified the HVR replication tool, which proved instrumental in successfully migrating the legacy database to Google Cloud.

With improved performance, enhanced security and cost optimization, the organization is now well-equipped to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and agility. This project remains a significant success story, and we continue to support the client's queries and requirements.

These projects exemplify the transformative work we undertake in Cloud and Infrastructure at Publicis Sapient.

As I look at my journey, I am amazed to see how far I have come and grown. I am thankful to the organization for the empowerment and trust in leading some complex projects, which have been eternally gratifying. Such trust and experiences have made me feel like a true partner in the success of the organization. For example, leading a critical initiative for an energy sector client, I orchestrated a robust business continuity strategy in SQL Server and devised effective cost-saving remedies. This endeavor forged a strong and enduring connection with the client, a success story that endures to this day.

If you are driven by solving complex problems and driving large-scale cloud migration, Publicis Sapient is the place to be. Explore our open roles here.

Minaz Kotian
Minaz Kotian
Senior Database Specialist
Minaz is a senior manager of technology with over 17 years of experience in Cloud and DevOps. Her expertise lies in designing and implementing cutting-edge database solutions that empower businesses to thrive in the digital age, ensuring data privacy and confidentiality. She excels in implementing robust security measures, designing access controls and conducting rigorous security audits to fortify systems against potential breaches.

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