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Answering “What’s in Your Wallet?” With Digital Transformation

Most people know about Capital One’s credit card dominance and “What’s in Your Wallet?” commercials, but not many people know how the banking and financial services industry (BFSI) powerhouse managed to pull off one of the biggest enterprise-level digital transformations of the 21st century.

Here’s a case study that shows just what’s possible in BFSI with a distributed, easily scalable cloud database built for hybrid cloud and designed for bringing powerful applications to the fore quickly and effectively.

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DSE Search provides many options to query data like range queries, regular expression and non-equality. These features are very tempting to use.

– Javed Roshan, Director of Data Services, Capital One

The Opportunity

Capital One needed to be able to significantly speed up its data processing and analysis in order to make much faster data-based decisions. It needed to quickly build a new, real-time reporting and analytics platform.

This new platform needed to have almost continuous availability with an uptime SLA of 99.99% and needed to be have extremely high throughput for same-day financial decision-making. It also needed to be able to scale linearly and reliably.

Capital One needed a distributed database that could handle multiple data sources and destinations and provide powerful reporting tools that allowed fast time to market and quick adaptability to thrive in the Right-Now Economy.

The Solution

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Advanced Performance

DSE 6 offers double the performance of the previous version of DSE and has now been independently verified as being at least twice as fast as open source Apache Cassandra.

Data Autonomy

Data Autonomy means having full control of your data and freedom to move it wherever you want, whenever you want.

Apache Cassandra

The open source core of our technology and the greatness we are built on, Apache Cassandra offers power and flexibility like no other database.

Database Power

DataStax Enterprise, the leading distributed cloud database built on the best distribution of Apache Cassandra™ and designed for hybrid cloud.


The Results


Million rows of data consolidated from Capital One’s legacy databases



Million rows in DataStax Enterprise handling the same data previously contained in 11.8 million rows



Transactions per second — Performance capability of Capital One’s new data platform

DataStax Solutions

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