Kognitio a Platinum Sponsor of the Hadoop Summit in San Jose

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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kognitio, driving the convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing, today announced that it will be a platinum sponsor of the sixth annual Hadoop Summit, to be held later this month in San Jose, California.

The Summit is the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. The two-day event, hosted by Hortonworks and Yahoo, will feature Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Hadoop.

As part of the Hadoop Summit, Paul Groom, Kognitio Chief Innovation Officer, will speak about the critical convergence between the mature business intelligence infrastructure within existing enterprises and the disruptive "Big Data" technology that is the subject of the conference. "As members of the Hadoop community, it is our challenge to bring order to the 'wild west' mentality that we find in today's business intelligence landscape," said Groom. "BI is the foothold which is moving Hadoop into the mainstream for many businesses. Success requires linking new technologies with the mature ones in use today to enable the search for value."

Kognitio was recently named to CRN Magazine's "Big Data 100: Business Analytics" as one of the industry's top firms "that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help businesses manage big data," according to the magazine, which added that the Kognitio Analytical Platform "can run both on-premise and in a public or private cloud as a Platform-as-a-Service and is compatible with most ETL and business intelligence solutions available today."

"Companies like Kognitio have helped the Hadoop Summit grow every year to become the pre-eminent conference in this space," said John Kreisa, Hortonworks' vice-president of strategic marketing. "We expect nearly 3000 developers, users, and executives to join us at this year's conference. As a platinum sponsor, Kognitio will have an excellent opportunity to showcase its innovative solutions to this highly engaged audience, who stand to benefit from their in-memory analytical platform technology working on conjunction with Hadoop."

You can get more information and register for the event at: http://www.hadoopsummit.org.

About Kognitio

Kognitio is driving the convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing. Having delivered the first in-memory analytical platform in 1989, it was designed from the ground up to provide the highest amount of scalable compute power to allow rapid execution of complex analytical queries without the administrative overhead of manipulating data. Kognitio software runs on industry-standard x86 servers, or as an appliance, or in Kognitio Cloud, a ready-to-use analytical platform. 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.

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CONTACT: For more information: Michael Hiskey Kognitio 646.216.2073 michael.hiskey@kognitio.com Steve Friedberg MMI Communications 610.518.7474 steve@mmicommunications.net

Source: Kognitio