About DataConnectX

DataConnectX offers a wide range of data management, analytics, and support services to provide customers with solutions that give them simple and timely access to their data in a format that supports their business strategy and enables them to improve operations.

Our most popular service is simple systems support. Most small business owners often experience frustrations or problems with systems, websites, cloud, databases or reporting, but they do not have IT staff or dedicated support providers. For those customers, DataConnectX is an IT expert on call, able to assist with ad-hoc tasks, problem solving, or systems advice. Reaching out is free. Pricing is straightforward and billed in half hour increments. 

As big data specialists, DataConnectX offers data management services that include data cleansing, data integration between different or isolated systems, data migration between systems and databases, automation of data workflows, and intelligent document processing.

DataConnectX also assists customers in the areas of Analytics and Business Intelligence, by providing data analysis, operational reporting, building visualizations and dashboards, and implementing automated reporting workflows.

We also assist customers who are transitioning their data workloads to the cloud, and help them navigate the AWS infrastructure. We develop and manage cloud solutions that enable customers to reap the benefits that AWS has to offer. 

Visit our services page for more information about how DataConnectX can serve your organization!

DataConnectX is a proud member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

About the founder

Hello, I’m Yolande Raath, the founder of DataConnectX. 

I am a technologist and consultant helping customers add value to their business by solving IT challenges with modern systems, data and cloud solutions.

I have a particular passion to serve individuals, non-profit organizations and small business owners, who often face frustrations with data and systems, but don’t have access to a dedicated IT team.

AWS:

Cloud is the new normal, and the only way for a cloud developer and consultant to effectively meet demands of customers is to commit to a continuous process of learning, experimenting, and building, whilst at the same time effectively sharing those skills, and communicating these mind shifting cloud architecting concepts with customers.

My focus in AWS over the last three years has been on Computing, Data Lakes, Big Data and Analytics, Serverless Architectures, and Machine Learning. 

Solutions built in AWS include the following products and services: EC2, Glue, S3, Athena, QuickSight, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, DynamoDb, CloudWatch, SageMaker, CloudFormation, Step Functions, Elasticsearch Service, Cognito, Amplify, IAM, VPC, Auto Scaling, security and networking.

I hold current certifications as an AWS Cloud Practitioner, and an Associate AWS Solutions Architect.

Data Management and Analytics:

In addition to the AWS products and services that are ideal for data and analytics workloads, I also often use the following frameworks and technologies: Python, SQL, Apache Spark, Scala, Jupyter, Databricks, Microsoft Excel, Power BI and Tableau. I also work with, and set up APIs for data integration, ingestion and data mining workloads.

Early education and experience:

I have started my journey in Information Technology after I’ve obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Cum Laude in Computer Science in 1997 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, my country of birth.

I have enjoyed a 15 year career as an SAP ABAP Consultant, working on various SAP Implementation and Maintenance projects. I was privileged to gain experience across all SAP Modules, including HR, Payroll, FI, MM, SD, PM with customers including Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, T-Systems, debis Fleet Management, Bosch, and Powertech.

Web Development and Application Frameworks:

After our family’s move to the United States in 2012, I have decided to immerse myself in the dynamic landscape of web application development. Over the last seven years, I have gained valuable experience building websites and web applications using modern frameworks and technologies including Javascript, Node.js, React, Serverless, Docker, AJAX, PHP, SQL, jQuery, Express, REST APIs, live chat, CRM, WordPress, Stripe, Paypal, and Git.

AWS Cloud, Data and Analytics:

My journey in application development led me to explore AWS, and since completing two certifications, I have served a number of customers with AWS products and services, particularly in the areas of website hosting, data management, big data and analytics.

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