NEW YORK, and SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kognitio, driving the convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing, today announced an expansion to its partnership with EnterpriseWorx, South African business intelligence (BI), data management and software engineering specialists, to deliver the first cloud-based analytics offering based on the African continent.
The agreement enables EnterpriseWorx to make advanced analytics available to companies throughout the continent at a fraction of the price, time and complexity of traditional BI and data analytics implementations. It will enable EnterpriseWorx to quickly build proof-of-concept environments, then run those environments in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for both mid-market clients who need an all-encompassing solution and larger organizations looking for a departmental data discovery environment.
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EnterpriseWorx said it will offer the Kognitio Cloud both as a stand-alone analytical platform and coupled with a QlikView front end, enabling both data scientists and business users to easily gain insight from immense amounts of data, obtaining answers in a fraction of the time of other solutions, with the ability to view those answers in an easy-to-understand graphical representation.
"Companies have a greater need than ever before for the kind of advanced analytics enabled by the Kognitio Analytical Platform," said Michael De Andrade, EnterpriseWorx managing director. "Combining that power and versatility with our intimate knowledge of the African marketplace gives our clients a competitive advantage. Their lines of business will be able to harness the potential of Big Data, while still controlling their costs. This is a powerful combination, and one we are pleased to offer." De Andrade added that EnterpriseWorx will add additional capabilities to its offering, to comply with South African laws regarding information security.
Kognitio Cloud provides organizations with the opportunity to benefit from the world's fastest and most scalable analytical platform on a subscription basis. Offered on a private cloud, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) basis, it can match companies' changing requirements, offering flexibility and uncompromising performance and security. In addition, it delivers bottom-line advantages such as no need for costly capital expenditures, combined with predictable ongoing operating expenses.
"As we expand our reach globally, partners like EnterpriseWorx are vitally important to us," said Steve Millard, Kognitio president and chief executive officer. "Its experts know their market, and the constantly evolving needs of their customers. They understand how best to leverage the power that Kognitio Cloud delivers in helping companies gain the greatest insight from their data. We see tremendous potential in emerging markets like Africa, and are confident that this first-of-its-kind implementation will deliver solid benefits."
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. To learn more, visit www.kognitio.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Established in 2003 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa, EnterpriseWorx is an innovative IT company committed to helping global organizations gain a competitive edge by leveraging the power of technology and data. Our areas of expertise include business intelligence, data management and software engineering, with solutions tailored to address our clients' specific needs. EnterpriseWorx remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies which includes various cloud based solutions. Visit www.ewx.co.za to find out more about our offerings, you can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.