Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Ingenico chooses MapR to enable digital transformation

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

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 centres working alongside over one thousand financial institutions, deploying 30 million payment terminals – together generating revenue of ˆ2.51 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,” says Fr?d?ric 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 explains.

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.

MapRData 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 whilst also allowing a centralised 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 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,” explains Delhalle.

The MapR offering has nosingle 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 organise 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 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,” concludes 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.”

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