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CSC Acquires Infochimps

Provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.08.12
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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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Infochimps' team of skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC's data services platform, enabling CSC to scale its big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advanced data analytics.

"This acquisition aligns directly with CSC's focus on next-generation technology solutions and services," said Sashi Reddi, CSC's VP and GM for big data and analytics. "Infochimps' expertise in building industrial-strength data platforms on open source technologies will advance CSC's big data capabilities."

"CSC's customers are looking for both deep analytics and real-time correlation through a pre-integrated cloud platform," said Dan Hushon, CSC's CTO. "The joint CSC-Infochimps capabilities give our customers the ability to provision their analytic platform, point their data streams and deliver new industry insights."

Infochimps will be able to leverage CSC's global network of 87,000 employees, including technologists, industry consultants, application developers, software engineers, cybersecurity experts and infrastructure professionals. In addition, Infochimps will have access to CSC's industrialized global sales, marketing, delivery and solution development teams.

"Infochimps and CSC share leadership values of intellectual honesty and commitment to excellence," said Jim Kaskade, Infochimps' CEO. "Additionally, the synergy between our companies presents a strong value proposition for the largest Global 2000 public companies."

Terms of the acquisition, which closed on August 5, were not disclosed.

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