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Hortonworks Customer

Klarna

Thanks to the scalability of the platform, we had no problems growing 60% year over year, taking on bigger merchants, and entering new markets. The data infrastructure is just there and it just works.

Erik Zeitler, Senior Data Engineer

Klarna is a leading e-payment platform in Europe, providing online financial services such as payment solutions for online storefronts, debt collection, credit payments and more. Their core service is to assume stores' claims for payments and handle customer payments, thus eliminating the risk for seller and buyer. About 40% of all e-commerce sales in Sweden goes through Klarna.

Business Challenge

Klarna helps remove friction at the point of sale for both the customer and the merchant. Customers don’t need to remember a card number, or even have a credit card. For merchants, the conversion rate is improved by huge numbers. These services need to be fed by reliable data, which meant the company needed a robust, scalable data architecture.

Solution

All heavy data processing is now carried out through Hortonworks Data Platform. The platform has proven to be a workhorse, handling all Klarna’s mission critical data transformations.

Results

Through the scalability of the platform Klarna has seen growth of 60% year over year. The company has been able to take on new merchants and enter new markets.