USAA has deployed Robin Cloud Platform to power its infrastructure around big data, the companies announced,

The military-focused insurer is a lead investor in Robin, whose Cloud Platform is described as a container-based software layer that configures workflows for big data applications. It integrates to the enterprise through the use of REST APIs and works across cloud or on-premise deployments.

Main entrance to USAA's Phoenix office.
Main entrance to USAA's Phoenix office.

“We chose Robin Cloud Platform because it allowed us to simplify and automate how our analytic pipeline is managed,” said Eric Smith, USAA's chief data and analytics officer. “Our Big Data infrastructure has been growing dramatically, and we needed a solution that made it easy to manage and scale these applications that was also consistent with our cloud roadmap. Robin checked all these boxes, and we have been very pleased so far with the efficiency and agility improvements achieved with their platform.”

USAA has been aggressive in leveraging big data and digital interactions to provide a better experience for its customer base of military members and their families. This includes explorations of biometrics and AI. It's also aggressively expanding its technology footprint, adding nearly 1,000 jobs in Phoenix this year and opening a digital design studio in Austin last year.

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Nathan  Golia

Nathan Golia

Nathan Golia is editor-in-chief of Digital Insurance. Nathan.Golia@sourcemedia.com