Arcadia Data Customers Named Finalists in 2017 SuperNova Awards by Constellation Research

By Arcadia Data | September 29, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recognized in Internet of Things and Nordea Bank recognized in Data to Decisions Categories for Disruptive Technology Leadership

San Mateo, Calif., September 29, 2017Arcadia Data, provider of the first native visual analytics software for big data, today announced two of its customers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Nordea Bank were named finalists in the seventh annual Constellation SuperNova Awards. The awards recognize business leaders and teams for the innovative application of disruptive technology.

Arcadia Data customers, Hewlett Packard and Nordea Bank were chosen as leading initiatives:

  • In the Internet of Things category, Siamak Nazari, HP Fellow at Hewlett Packard Enterprise needed to get meaningful lifecycle analytics from tens of thousands of storage arrays at customer data centers worldwide. This meant collecting and analyzing a half million data files, representing hundreds of millions of data points, every 24 hours. Traditional technologies either were too cost-prohibitive to scale, or required trade-offs in terms of analytical capabilities. To reach a solution, the HPE data architecture and infrastructure team deployed Arcadia Enterprise on Hadoop and the results were nearly immediate. Since Arcadia was built to run in big data platforms, it met their requirements around scale, flexibility, performance, and security. They were able to design data-centric applications with it to get critical real-time business insights.
  • In the Data to Decisions category, Alasdair Anderson, executive vice president and head of platforms at Nordea Bank manages a complex and distributed data matrix across multiple business lines. Increases in regulatory demand, velocity of output and consistency of data combined with a need to decrease opex, capex and time to market apply continued pressure on data management activities. With the existing legacy systems, which used a combination of mainframe, relational, ETL and classic data warehousing technologies, responding to the demands of regulators in a timely fashion was both a challenge and cost prohibitive. To reach a solution, Nordea moved to a combination of open source, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark as the new data store in conjunction with implementing a smart data catalog and a native Hadoop business intelligence solution. By moving to a Hadoop-based architecture with Arcadia Data as the analytics front end, Nordea responds more quickly to the addition of new data sources and new requests from regulators.

“Leading transformation projects is not easy. It requires foresight, leadership, and persistence,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder of Constellation Research. “Finalists selected for the 2017 SuperNova Awards demonstrate not only prescience in recognizing a shift in the business environment, they possess the leadership skills and competence to introduce radical business models and emerging technologies that will enable their organizations to succeed in this tumultuous business environment. Keep an eye on these rising stars.”

“There is no better validation than witnessing the business value that customers attain when they unlock the power of Arcadia Data software on their big data. Arcadia native visual analytics solve complex big data problems and those solutions deliver results directly to the bottom line for our customers,” said Steve Wooledge, vice president of marketing at Arcadia Data. “The HPE and Nordea use cases are examples of the incredible accomplishments that can be achieved. Congratulations to each and it is an honor to be recognized for the work that went into these successes. We are excited for a future brimming with collaboration, innovation and achievements beyond expectations for all of customers.”

The 2017 SuperNova Award judges, comprised of technology thought leaders and journalists, selected finalists that demonstrated success in implementing leading-edge business models and emerging technologies for their organizations. Finalists achieved remarkable results, including competitive advantage, cost savings, and quantifiable improvements in agility.

Public voting for the SuperNova Awards will take place online through October 2, 2017. The winners will be announced at the SuperNova Awards Gala on October 26 in Half Moon Bay, California, during Constellation’s Connected Enterprise. For more information, visit

About Arcadia Data
Arcadia Data provides the first native visual analytics software that runs within modern data platforms for the scale, flexibility, performance and security users need to glean meaningful and real-time business insights and design data-centric applications in the era of big data and IoT. Arcadia Enterprise is purpose-built to analyze large volumes of data without moving it, filling the gap between self-service BI and advanced analytics for use cases like cyber security, connected devices, and customer intelligence. The Arcadia Data platform is deployed by some of the world’s leading brands, including Procter & Gamble, HPE, Royal Bank of Canada, Kaiser Permanente and Neustar. To learn more, visit Arcadia at Follow Arcadia Data at @ArcadiaData.

About Constellation Research
As an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist analyst firm, Constellation Research serves as innovation advisors for leaders and organizations navigating the challenges of digital strategy, business-model disruption and digital transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and business research coverage areas and what clients need to achieve valuable business results.

Constellation Research, Constellation SuperNova Awards, Constellation Orbits, Connected Enterprise, Constellation Cosmos, and the Constellation Research logo are trademarks of Constellation Research, Org. All other products and services listed herein are trademarks of their respective companies.

Press Contact:
Susan Rojo
Phone: (415) 680-3535