Every day, this multibillion-dollar company ingests data about millions of transactions into a data warehouse environment to support partner and co-branding programs, merchant services, reward points programs, and more. Thousands of analysts require immediate access to this data throughout the day, with workloads highly mixed.
Previously, the company used Netezza, DB2, and Apache Hive to access and analyze data in a MapR-based data lake. Instead, the company envisioned the use of a single modern data warehouse platform to meet speed, scalability, and price/performance requirements for all its use cases.
After evaluating Yellowbrick, Greenplum, Vertica, MemSQL, Databricks, IBM, and Teradata on four criteria (performance, concurrency, ease of use, and ease of migration), the company selected Yellowbrick after a successful POC in which a single Yellowbrick Data Warehouse instance beat a 20-rack Teradata 6800 in 238 out of 240 queries. Yellowbrick is now the company’s analytics platform of record for Accounts Receivable/Compliance, Merchant Reporting, Credit Card Rewards Points Calculation, and Consumer Loan Analysis, with additional applications under consideration.