A leading developer of natural ingredients for several industries, wanted better access to data from multiple sources, including automated laboratory equipment, sensors, and databases. To ease research, the company implemented a hybrid cloud solution based on Windows Azure HDInsight Service. As a result, Chr. Hansen can easily collect and process data from 100 times more trials than previously. And by extending its on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, the company implemented an Apache Hadoop cluster in less than a week and gained more flexibility with minimal infrastructure investment.