Experian is an international information services organization with global revenues of $4.8 billion and 16,000 employees. The rapid growth of the credit reference industry and the market for credit risk management services set the stage for the reliance on increasing amounts of consumer and business data. Simply adding to the existing Windows/SAN system was too cumbersome and expensive. Experian chose the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to move beyond the restraints of their in-house database while increasing processing power, lowering costs and devising new ways to store more easily accessible data. The results of implementing MapR were increased processing speed leading to shorter delivery times, substantially more processing power and storage space and reduced storage expenses so they can store more.