Munich Re opts for Hortonworks’ open source

Munich Re, a German re-insurance company, has actually mounted a data platform using a Hadoop circulation from Hortonworks as well as some analytics modern technology from SAS to modernise its business.

The large information programme is said to be component of a wider digitisation of the firm, which is wanting to improve its insurance coverage clients’ durability when faced with cyber, financial as well as political threats.

The insurance provider stated the data system, which launched in February 2016, will place its departments in a much better placement to “check out ideas, establish business areas and better boost customer support”.

In a declaration, Marc Wewers, lead IT Architect for big information as well as analytics at Munich Re, claimed: “As a reinsurer with worldwide operations, we have large information sources at our disposal. We now want to leverage them fully.”

Insurance has been an industry that has actually utilized analytical software program extensively, usually for fraud detection as well as prevention functions, and has revealed expanding passion in big information technologies in recent times.

Some Teradata funded research released previously in 2016 recommended the UK insurance sector would make a concern of big information making more personalised client supplies in 2016.

But some BearingPoint sponsored research in 2014 recommended the insurance policy market had actually been slow-moving to accept large information analytics. It located 90% of insurance coverage companies had not yet carried out a company-wide huge information approach and ran the risk of being bypassed by new, more dexterous information aggregators.

Munich Re specified what it called the “close co-operation between SAS and also Hortonworks” was a significant factor in its modern technology choice. Other circulations of Hadoop are readily available, such as those by Cloudera and MapR, as well as SAS takes on various other service providers of analytics.