SCHUFA is Germany’s leading credit bureau. As such it is a reliable source of information for corporate and private customers, holding credit rating information about 66.4 million persons and 5.2 million companies. Every day, SCHUFA provides around 350,000 reports and in this way supports safe, fast and efficient business transactions.
The SCHUFA division for Innovation and Strategic Analysis has been founded in 2015 under the name SCHUFA Innovation Lab with the mission to enable the company to use modern data analytics, machine learning and search technologies and to foster exchange with the academic world. The SCHUFA division for Innovation and Strategic Analysis is equipped with a modern data processing and analytics infrastructure. It employs a modern multi-server infrastructure with relational and distributed NoSQL clusters for the efficient (i.e., MapReduce-style) and flexible analysis of large data sets. The SCHUFA division for Innovation and Strategic Analysis has access to the most recent research literature and offers specialized training in modern Machine Learning and Information Retrieval techniques (e.g., Deep Learning, Recommender Systems, Scalable Search Systems, etc.).