The General Services Administration (GSA) supports the basic functions of the US federal government, so it generates massive amounts of data. The organization sought a way to use this data to make more intelligent decisions. To help the GSA accomplish this goal, Acuity Systems—an IT consulting firm and Red Hat® partner
—built an open source platform using Red Hat technology to provide easier big data analysis. As a result, the GSA gained unified, easier data access and analysis, as well as the flexibility and scalability to meet growing data needs.