British Telecom (BT) has selected Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based enterprise data hub (EDH) to consolidate all its databases to expedite processing of data volumes. The new system will replace BT's legacy environment, where business customer records were spread across multiple databases and needed to be reconciled and updated every day in order to provide business units with the most relevant and up-to-date information about customers.
According to Cloudera, BT has been utilizing the Cloudera enterprise data hub in its efforts to improve the roll out and performance of superfast broadband coverage in the UK.
By bringing its data management into multi-tenant production environments within Hadoop, BT is now able to have a unified view of its customers and significantly reduce data processing timeframes. Cloudera claims that BT has been able to achieve an ROI between 200 and 250 percent from its Hadoop implementation.