When businesses grow, it’s essential that their technology platforms keep pace and grow accordingly. This is even truer in transactional production data centers, where billions of transactions continuously run through the systems architecture 24x7, with customers demanding high performance.
This was the problem that Xactly (News - Alert), a provider of cloud-based incentive and sales performance management solutions, faced when its traditional platform couldn’t effectively deliver. Hence, it implemented Hadoop within its IT infrastructure to cope with growth demands, and subsequently decided to deploy the MapR Distribution for Hadoop.
MapR is stated to be a complete distribution for Hadoop as it combines over a dozen different open source packages from the Hadoop ecosystem along with enterprise-grade features that act as a differentiator.
Hadoop is built to process huge volumes of data from terabytes to petabytes and beyond, and by deploying MapR for Hadoop, Xactly hopes to deliver unparalleled performance, value and service to its hundreds of customers in an entirely new way.
With MapR becoming a core part of Xactly’s product architecture, the provider is well placed to cost-effectively develop and deliver new offerings and also remain compliant with industry standards.
MapR’s enterprise features were very important to Xactly and its high performance solution was found to be far more efficient and cost-effective, especially while managing variable sales compensation, often regarded as one of the biggest line items and one of the most crucial and complex processes to manage.
Among the many touted advantages of the MapR platform is that data can be ingested real-time, analysis can be performed directly on the data, and automated responses can be executed. It can provide unique capabilities for management, ensuring data protection and business continuity.
“The new data paradigm provided by MapR allowed us to perform data science at scale. We can iterate through our new insights algorithms much faster. Queries that used to take hours for our data science team now takes minutes to process,” said Ron Rasmussen, vice president of engineering, Xactly Corporation.
Rasmussen believed that with the higher level of performance, Xactly was positioned to provide not only industry-leading deep analytics but also the new groundbreaking Xactly Insights and benchmarking solutions.
“Now we can do something on a 10-node cluster that might have required a 20-node cluster from a different Hadoop vendor,” said Rasmussen.
It does seem as if Xactly has invested in a distinct winner.