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Thursday, October 19 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Using Akka, Spark and Cassandra To Scale Real-Time Auto Loan Decisioning At Capital One

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No one likes waiting, especially for loan approvals. So when my team at Capital One needed to upgrade our auto financing loan origination systems for near-real-time decision making at high scale, we brought in Akka, Spark and Cassandra to create a brand new user experience. In my presentation, I'll go over how our team created an easily modifiable and flexible loan approval platform. We'll talk about requirements and decisions which lead us to select Akka, Spark with Cassandra to modernize our existing stack in an efficient way, including: 
- The need for sub-second response times, while meeting all corporate SLAs.
- Handling market-based testing and validation of frequently changing credit policies & pricing plus the integration of credit bureau data and evaluation of credit performance.
- Supporting various analytical models designed to detect fraud as well as segment services and policies for different markets, with both online and offline data analysis for continuous improvements.
- Some lessons we learned along the way in building, deploying and managing these clustered applications while keeping our infrastructure footprint as small as possible. 

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Fredrick Crable

Senior Director Software Development, Capital One
I have managed teams of engineers and directed computer architecture and programming work for the past 20+ years. My expertise is in scale-out computing systems to automate management of Cloud, IT, and network infrastructures. I am currently managing the loan origination and underwriting... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm CDT
Salon F/G