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Arkena Announces the Use of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)

Katie Kennedy

Hortonworks has announced that Arkena, one of Europe's leading media services companies, is now using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) to provide its media customers with an advanced analytics platform to deliver content to OTT customers through its content delivery network (CDN).

Arkena's customers wanted real-time control, not only over the content, but also over the data. Their streaming media platform produces a tremendous amount of data and had pushed their existing systems over their limits, before using HDPTM. They needed the ability to collect data across their platforms, to provide customers with insight into the performance of their content. Additionally, they also sought to cost effectively create an online archive of the data logs for 12 months, for advanced long term analysis of content performance. Arkena had many requirements when they were looking for a platform, they turned to Hortonworks for the solution.

To give Arkena's customers the real-time insight they needed, their goal was to provide updated statistics every 15 minutes in an easy to access dashboard. With fully integrated Spark Streaming computing framework, Hortonworks and HDPTM enabled Arkena to quickly provide the big data architecture required to meet their customers’ evolving demands. Using Hortonworks' platform, Arkena has been able to reduce their overall costs for storage and processing of data while meeting their goals of providing our users with advanced analytics and insight into their content.

 

About Arkena:

We are one of Europe’s leading media services companies with 20 years of experience in the media industry. We have a presence in eight European countries and the U.S and serve more than 1500 customers, such as broadcasters, telecom operators, VOD platforms, content owners and corporations in managing their linear and on-demand workflows. These workflows, relying on a CDN, generate high volumes of log data – up to 200 GB per day –with 60,000 events per second received from the CDN/OTT platform and which needs to be managed, processed and stored in real time for analytic purposes. Arkena provides an OTT solution with modular components that enables content owners, telecom operators and broadcasters to provide video content to viewers worldwide. The know-how, the experience and the expertise which enables their customers such as BeIN Sport (France), Canal+ (France) and more, to distribute their content everywhere, regardless of scale and complexity.

Read the entire announcement "Delivering an Advanced Analytics Platform for Media Management with Arkena" by Reda Benazir Vice President of Technical Development at Arkena here.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com