Analytics provider Saama Technologies Inc. and Hortonworks, contributor to and provider of enterprise ApacheHadoop, have partnered to deliver an insurance-specific data analytics platform, intended to help insurers uncover and operationalize strategic data assets and deploy pre-integrated analytics solutions across their companies, the companies said.

“Insurance companies can now leverage the best technology in the industry to make more informed underwriting decisions,” said Chris LaBruna, Saama chief revenue officer. “With this partnership, we are bringing together Hortonworks’ unique implementation of Hadoop as an open source data warehouse with a unified common data platform, and Saama’s expertise around the data extraction insurance data model and prefab connect, explore and visualization components.”

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