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Kognitio Teams Up With Xtremeinsights To Converge Big Data And Hadoop

Written by  Ravi Vadugu | 06 August 2012
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Kognition teams up with XtremeinsightsKognitio, driving the convergence of Big Data and Cloud Computing, today announced a strategic relationship with Xtremeinsights, a solution provider focused on solving the challenges of Big Data by leveraging Hadoop with existing data management systems. Together, the companies said they will jointly offer their software and integration capabilities to companies seeking to gain greater insights from Big Data, especially at firms seeking to exploit the capabilities of the Hadoop platform.

BigData's integration with Hadoop is clearly the technology to explode in coming days. Recently Cloudera and HP joined hands to deliver open-standards based reference architectures that will simplify Hadoop Cluster Environments. Customers are more and more looking towards open-source based software that is scalable, reliable, able to process Big Data and supports cloud environment. The partnership of both the companies is trying to fill in this gap of integration of Big Data and Hadoop.

Kognitio Cloud is a secure, private or public cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), leveraging the cloud computing model to make the Kognitio Analytical Platform available on a subscription basis.   Clients span industries, including market research, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming, media and utilities. The company is known for its driving of convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing. Kognitio claims to be an in-memory analytical platform that accelerates Big Data BI applications by 10 to 100 times.

Xtremeinsights leverages its deep business domain, data science and technology expertise to help enterprises identify business use cases, evolve the information management & big data strategy. They define the architecture and transform the strategy into blueprint including how to optimally acquire, process and store data for large-scale experimentation and visualization for business consumption. Xtremeinsights provides professional services for big data and advanced analytics that include big data strategy, planning, analytics, system design, implementation and support.

“Xtremeinsights represents a new breed of consultancy, who add intellectual value over open source software, like Hadoop, to enable clients to obtain meaningful business results,” said Michael Hiskey, Kognitio vice-president of marketing and business development.  “Its clients need technology that will enable them to obtain the results needed to remain highly profitable and to stay ahead of their competition.  They understand that Kognitio is the perfect companion to Hadoop that enables clients to achieve their objectives.  Working together, we are committed to delivering the kind of innovation that Gartner’s clients and other firms are seeking.”

Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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