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Concur Chooses Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub

July 15, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Business -- Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop , announced that Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, has chosen Cloudera to more effectively manage its data and improve the company's engagement with customers and partners such as car services, airlines, restaurants and hotels that touch its global customer base of over 20,000 clients and 25 million users.

Processing more than $50 billion in Travel and Expense (T&E) spend each year, Concur provides a connected, effortless and transparent experience for corporate travelers and financial managers. Concur's cloud and mobile applications allow business travelers to book, manage and track their itineraries, automatically submit expenses, while ensuring that all aspects of travel align with corporate policy. At the same time, the solution gives financial departments a much better picture of actual spend and the ability to manage it across both travel and typical business invoices.

"At Concur, we provide business travel and spend management solutions that do a lot of the work for our users so they can focus on what matters most," said Darren Koch, Vice President Data Science and Services at Concur Technologies. "This requires large amounts of company and external data to be stored, leaving no room for complexity or wait-time. As our users are usually on a schedule, they expect real-time results that bring productivity and simplicity for a consistent travel and spend management experience. Cloudera's enterprise data hub has allowed us to offer instantaneous insights and improve our engagement with our users and partners."

"As users of Concur's services, Cloudera is pleased to provide a data solution that allows them to manage and expand their spend management services," said Mike Olson, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Cloudera. "Concur's solution is a sophisticated offering that handles large amounts of data in order to offer customers an extensive list of options when traveling or managing spend. By implementing and building on the CDH platform, they have been able to regulate their data practice and increase their capabilities. We see that as a win-win, for us and the industry as a whole."

After an extensive evaluation for a Big Data solution, Concur found that Cloudera had the most mature and only enterprise-grade Hadoop-based platform. In addition to Apache Spark, a motivator for Concur's decision to run on Cloudera's distribution of Hadoop, Concur's wide range of users access the company's multiple CDH 5 clusters through tools including Cloudera Impala, Hue, and R.

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Solutions.

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