Opscode Helps Enable Infochimps' "Cloud for Big Data"

Deploys Opscode Enterprise Chef™ to Automate Big Data Cloud Services, Delivering a Fully Managed Big Data Stack in Less Than Six Hours

Nov 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from Opscode

SEATTLE, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in IT automation, today announced that Infochimps, a CSC big data business, and provider of cloud-based Big Data services for the enterprise, has automated its Infochimps Cloud for Big Data with Opscode Enterprise Chef™. Using Enterprise Chef, Infochimps has automated configuration management and application delivery for its Big Data platform, enabling the information analytics innovator to go from zero to full production for its customers in less than six hours.

Infochimps Cloud for Big Data combines real-time, query-based, and Hadoop and batch analytics to solve a wide range of enterprise data challenges. The company's fully managed Big Data solution eliminates the burden of infrastructure management and integrates with any data center, private and public cloud. To build, manage, and deliver its comprehensive data solutions, Infochimps deployed the hosted version of Enterprise Chef to ensure maximum speed and flexibility in meeting customer needs.

"Delivering a managed service as data-intensive as ours makes automation critical, since we have to get up and running quickly regardless of customer environment or specifications," said Flip Kromer, head of Technology & Architecture, Infochimps. "Enterprise Chef's declarative model lets us make a high-level blueprint of any infrastructure and easily custom-fit our Big Data platform to our clients' needs – all with a super-reliable code base that's versioned and repeatable."

"Infochimps approach to Big Data makes a ton of sense – use Chef and the cloud to eliminate the infrastructure burden for clients and then give them unlimited flexibility to analyze and act on their business information," said Adam Jacob, Chief Dev Officer, Opscode. "I also love that Infochimps are big Chef Community contributors, beginning with Ironfan and stretching into Cookbooks and much more."

Integrating Enterprise Chef and Ironfan, Infochimps' open source provisioning, deployment, and updating tool, the company has automated the entire compute stack for its cloud-based Big Data platform. With Chef and Ironfan, Infochimps can install its services in any clients' IT environment, whether physical servers, virtualized resources, private or public cloud. Using Chef Cookbooks to automate resource configuration and IronFan for resource deployment, Infochimps can deliver fully-featured Big Data stacks in just hours, enabling the company's customers to access actionable data intelligence in no time flat.

For more details on the success Infochimps is achieving with Enterprise Chef, please read the customer story here.

About Opscode
Opscode is the leader in IT automation. Opscode Chef provides the speed, flexibility, and efficiency to compete in the digital economy. By modeling IT infrastructure and application delivery as code, Chef empowers businesses of all sizes to easily scale to meet demand, eliminate down time, manage complexity, and accelerate time to market. www.opscode.com.

About Infochimps
Infochimps, a CSC big data business, delivers Big Data systems with unprecedented speed, scale and flexibility to enterprise companies. Infochimps Cloud for Big Data is comprised of three cloud services which offer real-time processing and streaming, ad hoc queries for actionable analytics, and batch analytics with Hadoop. It is deployed in hybrid, private, virtual private and/or public cloud environments. With Infochimps, enterprises focus on solving business problems, not on managing complex infrastructure. Request a demo of Infochimps Cloud at www.infochimps.com/demo.

About CSC
CSC is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our client's technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale.  CSC has approximately 87,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.8 billion for the 12 months ended June 28, 2013.

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