Hortonworks’ adherence to a 100% open-source strategy created a collaborative data center ecosystem that makes it relatively easy for Prescient to leverage value from HDF and HDP with datacenter technologies provided by Hortonworks partners. Prescient Traveler has demonstrated the ability to process 19,000 location updates per second in order to send location-based alerts to millions of subscribers.
By using Hortonworks, Prescient was able to reduce development effort and ongoing maintenance costs, and they saved the company the $500,000 it had planned to invest in additional development. Per-analyst productivity has improved seven-fold. Prior to Prescient’s adoption of HDF, a geospatial threat analyst could complete one assessment every 3-4 days. With HDF, that same analyst is now able to complete an average of two detailed assessments per day. This efficiency improves Prescient’s business margins. Prescient’s most recent offerings have attracted new customers from the public sector, luxury travel companies, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies.
Along with the financial benefits, Prescient achieved high-quality automated threat assessments. HDF presents threat analysts with more refined data, and it drastically reduces the amount of work required to assess specific geographic areas, events and threat domains.