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Ingenico Chooses MapR to Enable Digital Transformation Supporting Billions of Electronic Payments

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A global leader in seamless payments deploys MapR to provide a
single unified data platform providing support to its globally expanding
business

MapR
Technologies, Inc
., provider of the industry's leading data platform
for AI and Analytics, announced that Ingenico
has selected the MapR Data Platform to serve as the foundational data
layer for its payment processing systems that handle 5.1 billion
transactions, across over 300 payment types within 170 countries.

Ingenico selected MapR as part of an ongoing strategy to consolidate its
multiple data silos within a unified platform to simplify and create
better data synergies for its critical real-time workflows. Today,
Ingenico's worldwide presence includes 25 R&D centers working alongside
over one thousand financial institutions, deploying 30 million payment
terminals – together generating revenue of €2.51 billion in 2017.

Market Transformation

Ingenico's recent acquisitions including TechProcess, Bambora, Paymark,
Airlink and IECISA resulted in a need to integrate and consolidate
multiple data systems.

"Consolidation is happening all the time in the payments world. To
survive and grow, Ingenico must stay on the cusp of technology and
innovation by using solutions that allow us to remain focused on our
core payment business," said Frédéric Delhalle, retail director of
strategy and architecture for Ingenico.

"It would be simply unthinkable these days to start doing that without
implementing a future-proof, flexible and robust data platform
delivering not just storage capacity, but also the means to leverage all
the data generated by Ingenico worldwide – in real time," he explained.

Ingenico selected MapR as its new globally deployed data platform to
help migrate and unify its data stores into a single platform that is
critical for tasks including fraud control and client analytics. MapR is
also pivotal in streamline datasets that had previously been dispersed
and expensive to curate while reducing operational risks. In addition,
the MapR Data Platform's ability to provide a single point of control
for data has also been a vital feature for regulatory oversight
including recent GDPR compliance procedures.

MapR Data Platform

Delhalle highlights the MapR solution providing the needed flexibility
to address the requirements of Ingenico's business through its
wide-ranging compatible with critical data sources and standards based
open-source technology plus decisive technology advantages including:

  • Built-in and seamless data mirroring delivering high-availability
    functionality
  • Federated approach to data accessibility that was key to meeting
    country-specific data security and privacy regulations
  • Global Namespace that made it possible to easily segregate country
    specific data while also allowing a centralized overview and
    management of all datasets
  • Reduction in the number of technology layers that alleviated JAVA and
    HDFS-related issues
  • The ease of deployment and industrial scale extensibility enabling the
    decommissioning of several massively parallel processing (MPP)
    solutions to reduce operational complexity and associated costs.

Competitive Advantage

"Ingenico's main need is to ensure reliable and timely payment
processing procedures with the ability to create industrial scale
solutions for our customers. These considerations are inherent to
Ingenico's business, so we needed to enlist a partner that could offer
the required level of flexibility while able to handle a huge volume of
transactions. Today, the MapR platform gives us a genuine advantage over
our competitors, creating the right conditions for external growth and
offering new business opportunities," explained Delhalle.

The MapR offering has no single point of failure, which provides the
high availability and stability required to deal with Ingenico's data
processing system. These features are crucial in terms of both security
and business process and Delhalle believes the migration has resulted in
the IT team spending less time maintaining platform stability or dealing
with anomalies.

In Delhalle's view, MapR is enabling Ingenico to better organize its
datasets – a vital task, given the company's international growth and
expansion. Amid a raft of changes brought about by digital
transformation, new regulatory standards, and business goals, it is
essential for Ingenico to work with a company with expertise in data to
address their need to bring a large volume of data together in a
flexible way.

"This data simplification has allowed us to shift the focus from
platform capacity to business and functional goals. MapR empowers us to
implement the changes we've been eager to make. In business today, as
they say, vision without execution is just an illusion," concluded
Delhalle.

Jim Stock, VP, EMEA for MapR added, "The Ingenico project is very
important to MapR and teams from both companies worked together to
ensure the best possible integration and develop new data methods. The
use of the MapR Data Platform within Ingenico's infrastructure is
helping to deliver a successful digital transformation that will
underpin continued growth and new innovation."

About MapR

MapR
Technologies
, provider of the industry's leading data platform for
AI and Analytics, enables enterprises to inject analytics into their
business processes to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate
risks. MapR addresses the data complexities of high-scale and mission
critical distributed processing from the cloud to the edge, IoT
analytics, and container persistence. Global 2000 enterprises trust the
MapR Data Platform to help them solve their most complex AI and
analytics challenges. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP and other
leading businesses are all part of the MapR ecosystem. For more
information, visit mapr.com.

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