Press Coverage

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Big data without the right analytic application is just that — a big pile of data. Ideally, such an application should be foolproof. In other words, one that you can deploy organization-wide to leapfrog competition, win the hearts of customers, and drive revenue by drawing well-informed, real-time conclusions.

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What’s Big and Open and Worth $3 Trillion?

February 14, 2014 – Loraine Lawson

Is Open Data really a big deal? The answer depends on whether you think $3 trillion in business value is a big deal, because that’s the estimated value open data is expected to deliver to businesses, according to a McKinsey finding cited in a recent infographic.

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At this month’s O’Reilly Strata Conference, attendees were treated to a wide-range of technology previews and product announcements that will drive data-driven solutions. IDN reviews some of the top highlights from well-known names and new players that aim to make it easier, faster and more economical to design and launch Big Data in Motion solutions.

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AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 12 — Today at the Strata conference in Santa Clara, Infochimps, a CSC Big Data Business (www.Infochimps.com), announced its Big Data Platform as-a-Service offering.

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Infochimps Big Data Platform As-A-Service

February 12, 2014 – Daniel Gutierrez

Today at the Strata conference in Santa Clara, Infochimps, a CSC Big Data Business, announced its Big Data Platform as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

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Big Data Top Ten

December 27, 2013 – Jim Kaskade

What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig?

No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse”.

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Blending 3 approaches to big data analytics

December 4, 2013 – Pam Baker

There are three major techniques in data analytics: ad-hoc, batch and real-time. While much ado is made by vendors on the advantages of one over the other, the real advantages to be had are most likely found in a blended approach that uses two or more.

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Blending the three approaches to big data analytics

December 1, 2013 – Nestor E. Arellano

In developing an effective big data analytics projects, decision makers need to use a blend of three major techniques to achieve their goal: The ad-hoc approach; batch analytics and real-time analytics.

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Kaskade: Focus on the Application, Not the Technology

November 27, 2013 – Isaac Lopez

Fifty percent of big data projects fail, Jim Kaskade, CEO of Infochimps, told an audience at the Strata + Hadoop World conference last month. One of the chief reasons that people’s projects fail: their eye is not on the ball. It’s the application, not the data, that should be the primary focus, he says.

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Opscode, Infochimps Team on ‘Cloud for Big Data’

November 26, 2013 – Darryl K. Taft

Opscode, a provider of IT automation solutions, announced that Infochimps, a CSC big data business and a provider of cloud-based big data services for the enterprise, has automated its Infochimps Cloud for Big Data with Opscode Enterprise Chef.

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The Keys to Dodging Big Data Pitfalls

November 13, 2013 – Jim Kaskade

The perils of constructing a big data project are many. Even in the relatively short history of businesses delving into big data projects, there is already an established history of high rates of failure.

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Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends …

Even though we’ve left the Strata + Hadoop World conference held in New York City last week, the notable news we didn’t report keeps buzzing in our ears, reminding us that we need to share it with you.

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Curtains came down on the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013 in New York after three hectic days of plenary sessions and some major announcements by Big Data and IT companies. The BigInsights team comprising CEO Raj Dalal and CTO David Triggs were there all along, not only soaking in the atmosphere but also meeting up and exchanging ideas with a lot of Big Data vendors and industry leaders, in addition to bringing you the highlights of each day.

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Infochimps Delivers Big Data Insights Without the Heartburn

October 31, 2013 – Virginia Backaitis

The mandate, from Infochimps, is that Enterprises must, at the very least, test the waters of the lake which holds big data solutions. And Kaskade and his team have made that easy to do. They are certain that your time to market with Big Data is more valuable than any cost you might incur. He’s got a huge backer and a number of notable companies to testify on his behalf.

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CSC Acquires ServiceMesh to Orchestrate the Cloud

October 31, 2013—Mike Vizard

To ensure that it can provide management of cloud computing in any form it takes, CSC this week acquired ServiceMesh, a provider of cloud orchestration software. According to CSC CTO Dan Hushon, customers are moving past the debate over public versus private instances of cloud computing.

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Multicloud mania drives CSC to buy ServiceMesh

October 30, 2013—Barb Darrow

If you didn’t believe the hype around hybrid cloud, CSC certainly does. The IT services giant is buying ServiceMesh, a company that centralizes management of multiple clouds for enterprises that want to mix and match their cloud providers.

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We’ve already covered a lot of Hadoop and general data-industry news already over the past few days, but as is often the case during trade shows like Strata and Hadoop World, when it rains it pours. Here are a handful of other notable news items that crossed the wires in the last day.

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Your CEO’s Age Kills Big Data Progress

October 03, 2013 – Saul Sherry

The best way to take politics and emotion from big data projects is to have your C-level executives usurped by the next generation of thinkers. But that’s not going to happen overnight.

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CSC CTO Talks Oracle | #oow13

October 01, 2013—Maria Deutscher

Dan Hushon, the chief technology officer of services giant CSC, shared his insider’s perspective on the Oracle ecosystem and the changing IT landscape in a recent interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Hushon believes that the database giant is well positioned to take advantage of Java’s popularity and the accelerating adoption of Big Data in the enterprise.

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EFFINGHAM _ Samuel Music Co., which closed its retail stores earlier this year to concentrate on renting, selling and servicing school band instruments, has acquired another company.

Effingham-based Samuel Music announced this week that it has acquired Thompson-Kramer Music Co., which has served school bands in the Decatur and Springfield areas for more than 50 years.

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Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus

September 13, 2013 – Doug Henschen

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard on making use of big data is to avoid boil-the-ocean experiments and stick with the problems you know.

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Infochimps Offers Insight into Big Data Practices

September 10, 2013—Rachel Ramsey

If information is power, then there should be many organizations around the world that are very powerful, but this is not the case because the information they possess is not being exploited to provide the most value. Big data, a large amount of structured and unstructured data that is so massive it is difficult to process, can be powerful if is processed the right way. According to research from Infochimps, nearly half of all big data projects fail — information becomes irrelevant no matter how massive it is if not used properly. To ensure organizations use data correctly, the company released “How to Do a Big Data Project,” a step-by-step guide for large enterprises implementing big data projects.

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Exversion is hoping the need to access wide-ranging open datasets has matured enough to create a viable business as an open data marketplace. Their new Exversion API provides developers with a RESTful interface to search and access the open datasets stored on the Exversion data platform. At present, the API returns queries in JSON or XML format, with full XML support to be provided in the near future.

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CSC buys Infochimps to help build its Big Data business

August 19, 2013 – Madan Sheina, John Madden, Tony Baer

CSC has taken a major step in developing its Big Data practice with the acquisition of data cloud platform provider, Infochimps. A small, privately held company, known for its automated framework for elastic scaling of Hadoop, NoSQL, and stream processing analytics, Infochimps had set its sights on the enterprise business.

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CSC buys Infochimps

August 14, 2013 – Lis Evenstad

CSC has bought a US-based big data company called Infochimps.

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Infochimps, an open source provider of big data PaaS for the enterprise has been acquired by CSC. Infochimps Cloud for Big Data is a set of cloud services that offer real-time processing and streaming, batch Hadoop, and ad hoc queries for actionable analytics. It can be deployed either in hybrid, private, virtual private, or public cloud environments.

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CSC Acquires Big Data Firm Infochimps

Biztech2.com Staff – August 12, 2013

CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas and with an office in Redwood City, California.

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CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas and with an office in Redwood City, California. Infochimps’ team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC’s data services platform, enabling CSC to quickly scale its big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advanced data analytics.

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In a couple of big data market moves, CSC acquired Infochimps to boost its big data expertise and NICE Systems announced plans to acquire Causata.

Movement in the big data market continues apace with CSC acquiring Infochimps and NICE Systems nabbing Causata.

CSC on Aug. 8 formally announced its acquisition of Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses.

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CSC Acquires Infochimps

August 12, 2013

Computer Sciences Corp. has acquired Infochimps, Inc., provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, TX and with an office in Redwood City, CA.

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Movement in the big data market continues apace with CSC acquiring Infochimps and NICE Systems nabbing Causata.
CSC on Aug. 8 formally announced its acquisition of Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses.
Based in Austin, Texas, with an office in Redwood City, Calif., Infochimps has a team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers that will help accelerate the development of CSC’s data services platform, enabling CSC to scale its big data business and offer customers as-a-service access to advanced data analytics.

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CSC, a provider of IT services and solutions has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses. CSC says the addition of Infochimps’ team will accelerate the development of CSC’s data services platform, enabling CSC to quickly scale its big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advanced data analytics.

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Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.

CSC plans to use Infochimps’ expertise to provide both analytics and real-time correlation services to its own customers. Infochimps will be folded into CSC’s big data and analytics business unit, led by CSC Vice President and General Manager Sashi Reddi.

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IDG News Service – Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.

CSC plans to use Infochimps’ expertise to provide both analytics and real-time correlation services to its own customers. Infochimps will be folded into CSC’s big data and analytics business unit, led by CSC Vice President and General Manager Sashi Reddi.

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Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.

Launched in 2009, Infochimps offers a suite of cloud services for analyzing data, either in real time, by batch analysis, or by ad hoc queries.

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CSC buys Infochimps to extend data analysis services

August 08, 2013 – Joab Jackson

Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.

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Big data is hot as hell, but it’s also difficult as hell. The acquisition of Infochimps by CSC got me thinking about some other big data companies that have already either closed up shop or sold themselves because that series B round just wasn’t materializing. Drawn to Scale, Ravel Data and Nodeable are just top of mind, although I’m sure there are more that never even made it onto my radar.