Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. provides integrated technology, workflow automation, and data and analytics to the mortgage industry. The Company offers integrated technology, services, and data solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the entire loan life cycle.
BKFS faced challenges operationalizing and administering the Hadoop backend of their LoanSphere platform. Migrating from a single tenant per cluster to a multi-tenant per cluster along with operationalizing the ecosystem was a daunting task. Challenges included cluster hardening, security, encryption, node scale-out, and environment migrations. Additionally, the vendor supplied off-site DR solution was not compatible with the infrastructure requiring a complete overhaul of the process.
Many facets of the Hadoop ecosystem were leveraged to operationalize the environments. Blueprints were leveraged for cluster-to-cluster configuration management along with detailed tracking of changes across each cluster. Ranger and Ranger KMS provided encryption and data protection. For the DR re-write a much simpler process was designed which was designed around DistCp.
LoanSphere is Black Knight’s premier platform of integrated technology, data and analytics to support the mortgage and home equity loan life cycle. By integrating all lending and servicing functions with comprehensive loan data, LoanSphere provides unlimited possibilities to help reduce risk, improve efficiency and drive financial performance.