About Willis Towers Watson and Couchbase
As a leading multinational risk advisor for the insurance industry, Willis Towers Watson is known for providing best-in-class analytical tools and data for its staff and clients. In order to promote innovation and maintain the highest possible standards, the company identified the need to improve the speed, reliability, and performance of its core risk analytics systems. The global analytics team researched a number of NoSQL database technologies and selected Couchbase because it provides high availability through replication and auto failover, the best performance for caching, and a flexible data model for ease of storing unstructured data. It also met their requirements of handling millions of data items and being easily integrated into their existing Microsoft development environment. Because Couchbase is open source, Willis was able to fully test and evaluate the technology before committing. After Couchbase showed consistent high performance and flexibility in a few critical projects, Willis made Couchbase its de facto NoSQL database solution for a wide range of business-critical and customer-facing applications.
Couchbase is used as a fundamental part of Willis Group's risk analytic systems. The in-memory computing it enables has provided Willis Group's risk analytics system with the high-performance, reliability and scalability to tackle big data challenges.Nigel Davis Analytics IT Director, Willis Towers Watson
About Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.