CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

January 21, 2015

Itochu Techno-Solutions partners with MapR to deliver this high-speed big data processing infrastructure

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system. Designed for enterprises as an open-source distributed processing infrastructure, the MapR-based system was developed by ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, one of the largest system integrators in Japan and a MapR reseller partner.

The “Micmari” pension management service was developed through the know-how accrued from CAC’s in-depth experience building many pension systems for large corporations and banking institutions. “Micmari” offers users the ability to reduce system management costs, including those that occur during system changes and during system switchovers. Groups involved in administrating corporate pensions of companies, funds, and more can manage pensions from one unified platform and can customize web services to match their unique strategies. The system easily and quickly processes terabytes of data depending on the number of people it’s managing and flexibly handles rapidly increasing calculation volumes.

“MapR offers an innovative Hadoop platform which increases performance, availability, fault-resistance, and adds security measures and data protection in order to provide companies with a product superior in overall performance,” said Masanori Tanaka, general manager of IT Solution Business Division at Itochu Techno-Solutions.

Yukihisa Shigemaru, practice lead of CAC, added, “By adopting a system which combines MapR and Itochu Techno-Solutions offerings, we have achieved a reduction in initial costs and operation costs, reduced batch processing time, and as such expanded system usability time, enabling us to offer higher quality and more flexible services.”

In addition, “Micmari” runs on ElasticCUVIC, a unique enterprise-grade, cloud-based service provided by Itochu Techno-Solutions, which has partnered with CAC to utilize Itochu Techno-Solutions’ Big Data Processing Lab to run advanced testing on “Micmari” and ElasticCUVIC combined with MapR.

“We’re pleased to partner with Itochu Techno-Solutions to launch innovative cloud-based services in the Japanese market,” said Martin Darling, vice president, Asia Pacific & Japan, MapR Technologies. “The growing volume of data processed in CAC’s pension management service is a perfect example of leveraging Hadoop in order to stay ahead of changing data management requirements.”

About CAC

CAC Corporation offers a wide range services related to IT systems, ranging from corporate IT strategy and planning consulting to system development, construction, adoption, management, and protection, offering BPO services aimed at achieving IT utilization within corporate business processes.

About “Micmari”

“Micmari” is a pension management package service offered by CAC and designed for the pension funds held by general companies, corporate pension funds, trust banks, life insurance companies and other organizations managing the pension enrollment, beneficiaries, and more within corporate pensions. “Micmari” was developed using “AZAREA-Cluster”, the CAC’s GUI based application development framework for developing applications easily on top of the Hadoop MapReduce framework.

About Itochu Techno-Solutions

Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation delivers complex end-to-end IT solutions and services to enterprises and outsourcing services through our own data centers. The company serves the telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, financial services, retail, distribution, public, utilities, education, life sciences, engineering, and apparel market segments.

Itochu Techno-Solutions has formed partnerships with hundreds of leading IT companies from all over the world. These partnerships range from global multinational IT companies to highly focused venture businesses. Our service edge lies in offering one-stop 24 x 7 support services through 100 locations nationwide.

  • “Micmari” and “AZAREA” are registered trademarks of CAC. All rights concerning every other title, etc. mentioned in this article are retained by their respective companies.

About MapR Technologies

MapR Technologies is a visionary Silicon Valley software company and creator of the next-generation data platform for AI and analytics, with the scale and reliability required by enterprise-grade, mission-critical deployments. The MapR Data Platform delivers the power of dataware to accelerate data-driven innovation. Forward leaning companies such as Cisco, Philips, and Société Générale, are able to create new data-driven solutions to outperform the competition. Learn more:

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