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Kaiser wanted to radically transform the way it worked with big data by designing a Hadoop data platform that would drive cutting-edge business initiatives around security, marketing, and personalized healthcare.


  • Fragmented and disconnected from Hadoop, Kaiser’s business units struggled to access the data required to launch innovative initiatives, such as reducing security risks associated with HIPAA compliance or predicting flu outbreaks in California
  • Kaiser’s IT team knew it had invested in a powerful big data platform, but with little business adoption, they were unable to prove return on their investment. The IT organization lacked the appropriate tooling that would enable business stakeholders to access and analyze the data in Hadoop, while the IT team did not have the resources to deliver analytic requirements themselves

Solution with Trifacta

  • Trifacta’s self-service data preparation technology, which empowers non-technical business stakeholders to work directly with Hadoop data, has led Kaiser to kickoff several key initiatives that had previously failed to get off the ground
  • Kaiser’s IT team can maintain data governance requirements for the entire organization, encouraging multiple users and use-cases while ensuring data security

Company Background

Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest nonprofit health plan, with nearly 10 million members and 620 medical offices. Founded in 1945, Kaiser’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves.

“Estimates suggest that by better integrating big data, healthcare could save as much as $300 billion a year — that’s equal to reducing costs by $1000 a year for every man, woman, and child.”



Top data wrangling use cases in leading organization, such as PepsiCo, Royal Bank of Scotland and Kaiser Permanente, as presented at Strata NYC

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