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Digital Transformation to Deliver on Big Data Ambitions

Emirates Case Study

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Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China and Indonesia. It has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.

  • The bank continues toward a AED 1 billion digital transformation journey
  • On-track to transition to real-time data flows
  • Dedicated team of data specialists is focused on ensuring all trusted data is available centrally and securely via the platform.

Challenge

Emirates NBD needed a platform that could provide security and access across the organization.

Solution

Emirates NBD is utilizing Hortonworks Connected Platforms to form the foundation for the bank's Enterprise Data Platform. The EDP is providing data-driven analytics and operational intelligence.

Results

This new world-class Enterprise Data Platform is now enabling instant customer and operational insight, plus fraud detection. This enhances the customer experience through deeper, personalized insights. All trusted data is available centrally and securely to users via the platform with automated reporting functionality.

Abdulla Qassem

Group Chief Operating Officer, Emirates NBD

Today’s information-driven economy means data is one of our most critical assets. Aligned with our digital strategy, we are committed to harnessing the power of data to drive deep customer insight, accelerate our time-to-market for emerging digital innovation that is reliant on such data, and to leverage advanced analytics to enhance business performance.

Abdulla Qassem

Group Chief Operating Officer, Emirates NBD

We have selected Hortonworks as our strategic partner given their commitment to innovation particularly through their industry-leading Hadoop platform. We now look forward to working together to ensure our increasingly robust business intelligence insights directly enhance our competitiveness, customer-centricity and digitization.