Banking on Digital Transformation with DataStax Enterprise

Australia’s largest investment bank, Macquarie was seeking to provide a more human and intuitive experience than traditional brick and mortar banks by building fast, intimate, and personalized banking applications for its customers. 

To create these online and mobile applications that give customers the power to take control of their finances, Macquarie needed a scalable, flexible, always-on database with real-time capabilities.

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Case Study

Macquarie Bank Drives Digital Transformation With DataStax Enterprise

Macquarie Bank uses DataStax Enterprise to help power its digital transformation across a variety of customer-focused channels. The company selected DataStax Enterprise due to its elastic linear scale, tunable consistency and peer-to-peer architecture. Spark was implemented to provide near real time stream processing, as well as in memory distributed computing capability with support for machine learning, and Solr for search and indexing.

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Macquarie, ING, SmartThings, and Safeware are delivering world class customer experience with DataStax's industry-leading NoSQL database platform, DataStax Enterprise, built on Apache Cassandra™. To learn more about DataStax and our customers' success, visit:

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"The key benefit of using DSE is the co-location of data and technology with Cassandra and Solr for search and Cassandra with Spark for analytics. This results in the real-time nodes having access to data instantly and not requiring time-consuming or costly ETL processes to move data between systems, because all the data is transparently replicated in the cluster."

Rajay Rai, Digital Architect

Digital Architect, Macquarie Bank

The Opportunity

A global diversified financial group with more than 14,000 staff in 25 countries, Macquarie is the world's largest infrastructure asset manager and Australia's top-ranked mergers and acquisitions adviser, managing more than $350 billion in assets.

Founded in the late 1960s, Macquarie recently began a digital transformation initiative to disrupt the banking industry and get ahead of its more traditional brick and mortar competitors via highly personalized and intuitive banking applications.

To achieve this, Macquarie needed an always-on hybrid cloud database with the real-time capabilities that could allow it to build the game-changing banking applications it needed to up the ante for itself and its competitors.

The Solution

The Results


Years to transform from no retail presence to digital banking juggernaut


Degree view of the customer thanks to real-time data consolidated from disparate systems


Million people using Macquarie managed infrastructure assets every day