Agile Big Data Development

Customer Challenge

ILW worked with a financial and merchant services company to stand up a Hadoop platform for payment and credit card authorization web services.

Innovative Solution

Illumination Works created a Hadoop platform with the Oracle Big Data Appliance (BDA) to ingest and analyze large volumes of data. ILW provided scrum masters to lead teams under the company’s Scalable Agile Framework (SAFe).


  • Ingested large volumes of data from a variety of data sources including mainframe and relational systems

  • Provided reporting data sets to data scientists for pricing analytics on the R platform and data visualization

  • Developed application modules within small Agile teams and across functional areas

  • Provided SAFe PMO support

  • Created a PCI-certified big data platform—a vigorous standard for data security enforced by the payment card industry


  • PCI certified platform
  • R
  • Hadoop
  • Oracle
  • Oracle BDA

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