Orwell Group is a regulated payments services provider specializing on one layer of the banking services stack: the cash management function. This includes current accounts, liquidity-related bank accounts and all types of payment services and their related value-added service. The company offers its regulated service in white label, allowing banks to expand geographically using cutting-edge technology.
Orwell Group set out on the mission to build a new kind of banking system that would enable cross border payments with new functionalities and cash flow management for high retail banking customers and corporate banks. It needed a way of scaling to much bigger enterprises with multiple millions of clients.
The partnership led to the creation of a completed integrated analytics platform, powered by HDF® and HDP®. This brought the capability of generating unprecedented insights from the analysis of data-at-rest and data-in-motion.
Orwell Group has been able to shorten the development of a cutting edge, modern banking infrastructure (12-18 months on average), down to less than nine months. Additional results include a cost savings of ten times by moving to a streaming approach, new customer insights that had never been possible, and compliance with regulations (including GDPR).
Usually, from insight to delivery, a banking system takes from twelve to eighteen months to produce. With Hortonworks, we produced a full banking system in less than nine months.