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In 2013, Western Union completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide and 459 million business payments, equating to more than 29 transactions per second, on average. By consolidating and analyzing this significant volume of transaction data, the company will be able to:
Western Union has implemented Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition for Hadoop to integrate structured and unstructured data – including mainframe, multiple databases and log files – from diverse data sources and transform it for processing on Hadoop at latencies ranging from real-time to daily.
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The ready availability of Informatica PowerCenter developers has been instrumental to the staffing of the initiative. All editions of Informatica PowerCenter are built on Informatica Vibe, the world’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine. This means that any PowerCenter developer can develop up to five times faster for a Hadoop environment, such as Western Union’s, without needing to possess specialized Hadoop development skills. Further, even as technologies change, Western Union can efficiently run data integration jobs without having to rebuild data processing flows.
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The Western Union Company is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of March 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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