CHICAGO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaScale, a technology services company that helps businesses unlock the potential of their data, today announced it is incorporating the Kognitio Analytical Platform into a new SaaS-based offering to save firms time and money as they analyze vast amounts of information to achieve competitive advantage.
MetaScale plans to leverage its expertise in Hadoop, a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers, with Kognitio's ability to analyze data in-memory in a fraction of the time required by conventional databases to provide Big Data analytics to companies faster, more cost effectively and easier than ever before.
Delivered via private cloud or on-premises implementations, MetaScale said its Big Data as a Service will benefit companies across key vertical markets including financial services, media, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, and more. Companies working with MetaScale will be able to obtain greater insight from their data, or replace legacy mainframe or "batch" processing, enabling them to improve their operational efficiency and grow revenue. Even if they already have an enterprise data warehouse, the MetaScale/Kognitio partnership will allow them to rapidly deploy and conduct additional analytic projects, without imposing a greater burden on their existing systems and on a scale they once thought impossible.
"MetaScale understands how to make Hadoop practical," said Steve Millard, CEO of Kognitio. "By combining Hadoop's ability to bring together vast amounts of information with the analytic power of Kognitio, MetaScale makes it possible for companies to quickly get the answers they need to maintain a competitive difference in business." Millard noted that the Kognitio Analytical Platform, working as an analytical accelerator to Hadoop, is capable of producing answers to data-intensive queries up to 80 percent faster than with traditional systems. This, he said, can reduce the "time-to-insight" by hours or even days.
"The addition of the Kognitio Analytical Platform will deliver significant benefits to our clients," said Phil Shelley, CEO of MetaScale. "The agile implementation of business analytics is increasingly important to companies. By blending Hadoop's processing power with Kognitio's blazing speed and analytic ability and delivering it through the cloud, MetaScale will enable companies to obtain the insights they require, without bogging down their existing infrastructure," Shelley added.
Kognitio is driving the convergence of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing. Having delivered the first in-memory analytical platform in 1989, it was designed from the ground up to turn massive amounts of raw, complex data into valuable business insight. As an appliance, in the cloud, or on industry-standard x86 servers, Kognitio provides the highest amount of scalable compute power to allow rapid execution of complex analytical queries without the administrative overhead of manipulating data.
Kognitio Cloud is a ready-to-use analytical platform. A secure, private cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), it leverages the cloud computing model to make the Kognitio Analytical Platform available for a monthly operational cost on a fixed term. Clients span industries, including market research, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming, media and utilities.
MetaScale provides best-in-class, technology-managed services and solutions to enterprises that are looking to unlock the potential in their data without the time, cost and complexity associated with traditional big data initiatives. MetaScale delivers an end-to-end solution so time is better spent in analyzing and driving business value from big data. MetaScale provides a full spectrum of services in a private cloud that leverages Hadoop, and helps businesses perform complex analytics and batch-production schedules not possible prior to Hadoop. Part of the Sears Holdings family of companies (Sears Holdings Corporation-NASDAQ SHLD), MetaScale offers a mix of speed, scale, skills, and end-to-end solutions unavailable anywhere else in the big data space. To learn more about MetaScale, visit www.metascale.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.