With 15,000+ employees and annual revenues exceeding $4 billion (USD), Experian is a global leader in credit reporting and marketing services. A few months of exploring Hadoop translated into a production version of Experian’s Cross-Channel Identity Resolution (CCIR) engine: a linkage engine that is used to keep a persistent repository of client touch points. Hadoop is delivering operational efficiency to Experian by accelerating processing performance by 50x. And the cost of their new infrastructure is only a fraction of the legacy environment. “Cloudera Enterprise gives us an easy way to manage multiple clusters, and because the use cases for clients vary so much, we have to do a lot of tweaking on the platform to get the performance we need.