Infochimps joins the CSC troop

Today, I am finally able to talk about a really cool company, that we’ve been working with to bolster CSC “Big Data” Solutions in the marketplace.  One of the first valuable useful use-cases is to enable big-fast data clouds to be automagically built;  In effect, to build a data lake haystack “as a Service”:

“without a haystack, there is no needle to find”…

And, to enable our customers to quickly “Self”-provision, attach, stream, evaluate, store, analyze their emerging big data workloads.

Storing the data in the cloud [via Apache Hadoop], developing insights from the stored data, and enabling those insights to become actionable through promotion into the streaming ingest services [via Storm / Kafka].

InfoChimps + CSC
InfoChimps + CSC = Big [Fast] Data Made Better
Welcome Infochimps: Jim, Joe, Flip, Dhruv, Adam and the rest of the Austin team.  I have to say that this is an amazingly cool company, that I believe generates massive synergies with CSC’s vertical industry knowledge, existing Big Data offers, and with other key R&D initiatives that we have going on including our Cloud 2.0 services / Internet of Things work.  Adding some Chimp magic, some “open” magic sauce including: WuKong (an open Ruby streaming in Hadoop), IronFan (an open orchestration project for provisioning big data services on clouds), and Configliere (an open configuration project that makes project/module configuration more secure and more functional).  Their proven ability to stand up big data clusters on clouds, manage them with high availability and establishes a key link in the overall cloud and big data lineup for CSC.

I do love this from their site: “Big Data is more than Hadoop” and a bit on the transition from the CEO Jim Kaskade.

This is going to be fun!

One comment

  1. Dan, we’re all really looking forward to working with you. Mike Lawrie’s vision for changing CSC, Sashi’s determined championship, and your command of the IT landscape and approach to open-source as a point of business advantage give me great confidence we’ve found the right home. It’s going to be a great next few years!

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