TransUnion Powers Prama Self-Service Analytics Platform with MapR

By CIOReview | Monday, July 4, 2016
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SAN JOSE, CA: TransUnion has announced about using MapR Converged Data Platform for its recently launched Prama, a new self-service environment with advanced analytics platform. TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider, uses Prama to provide its customers market insights and historical perspectives to improve decision making process and make those decisions operational.

Along with MapR, Prama will be utilizing Apache Drill’s interactive SQL engine, which harnesses with Tableau’s visualization layer to constitute the primary components enabling analytics in Prama Insights. Prama  bases its analysis on TransUnion’s anonymized consumer credit database and a seven-year historical view of data. Data sources comprise of the records gathered from 85,000 data feeds that cover 300 million consumers. The company is giving its customers direct access to their content and this offering is coupled with advanced analytical platform.

“With the launch of Prama, TransUnion is pushing the technology envelope,” said Kevin McClowry, director of analytic solution development for TransUnion. “From the beginning, the MapR core engineering team understood our vision and were able to scale at the level we needed. MapR gives us the ability to meet customer needs, shift when demands change and grow in more nimble ways.”

Benefits that are being experienced by TransUnion on account of utilizing MapR can be counted as self-guided research, performance and reliability, and seamless integration with the enterprise. The customers are having direct access to benchmark trends and performance data and using Hadoop ecosystem tools along with features in the MapR Platform, they can install solutions with accustomed SQL tools and conduct research on their own. The use of open standard APIs make it easy to bring in all parts of the organization. Multiple sources of data are linked and this opens doors to more analytics-based solutions and seamless integration is ensured.