INFOSYS LIMITED: Infosys launches BigDataEdge

Infosys launches BigDataEdge: New Platform Develops Enterprise Insights up to  


       Eight Times Faster, Fosters Near Real-Time Decisions and Actions        

New York, February 20, 2013: Infosys today announced the launch of BigDataEdge
to radically simplify the complex task of analyzing Big Data to discover
relevant information. By empowering business users to rapidly develop insights
from vast amounts of structured and unstructured data, better business
decisions can be made in near real-time. With Infosys BigDataEdge, enterprises
can reduce the time taken to extract information by up to 40 percent and
generate insights up to eight times faster.


Infosys BigDataEdge includes:

  * A rich visual interface with more than 50 customizable dashboards and 250
    built-in algorithms. These algorithms, a set of reusable business rules
    both function and industry-specific, enable business teams to self-serve
    the process of building insights while minimizing the need for technical
    intervention
      * Over 50 data source connectors, which allow easy access to structured and
    unstructured data residing across enterprise and external sources. This
    would enable acceleration of discovery of relevant information from
    existing, underutilized data
      * A powerful collaboration wall and pre-built workflows that allow teams
    across functions to interact on insights and collectively implement
    decisions
      * A Logical Data Warehouse providing a virtual data management architecture,
    eliminates the need for physical availability of data to build and test
    insights
      * `Out-of-the-box' applications for specific industry needs such as fraud
    detection and prevention, predictive analytics and monitoring, and customer
    micro-segmentation that deliver faster returns on investment


Announcing the new platform, Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head -
Cloud, Infosys said, "Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate
amount of time making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them. Infosys
BigDataEdge draws upon our deep research and development capabilities and
proven expertise in Big Data and analytics to help clients turn data into
revenues faster. This unique platform is already enabling ten global
organizations to develop actionable insights in a matter of days and act on
them from day one." 
Supporting Quotes 
Cetin Ozbutun, Vice President, Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies,
Oracle® said: "Big Data can provide our customers with superior agility
and insight to make better business decisions. Infosys has demonstrated the
ability to deliver needed skills for Oracle's Big Data solutions, as well as
for Oracle®'s industry leading data warehousing and analytics platforms. The
Infosys BigDataEdge platform leverages Oracle® Big Data Appliance and Oracle®
Exadata Database Machine to help our clients acquire, organize, analyze, and
take action on these insights and produce a faster return on their Big Data
investments." 
Tim Stevens, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Cloudera
said, "In this era of Big Data, organizations are demanding that actionable
insights be both timely and cost-effective if they are to provide real
competitive advantage. The Infosys BigDataEdge solution fully utilizes
Cloudera's industry leading technologies to enable enterprises to process their
structured and unstructured data assets and gain real-time actionable insights
with ease." 
Mark Beyer, Research Vice President, Gartner said, "The Logical Data Warehouse
 is a new data management architecture for analytics which combines the
strengths of traditional repository warehouses with alternative data management
and access strategy.1  Logical Data Warehouse  is the answer to address the Big
Data needs and enterprises should choose Big Data platforms that embrace this
approach.2" 
`Ray' Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc. added, "As
organizations shift from real-time to right time, organizations seek relevant
insight in order to make business decisions.  Big Data must be relevant and
contextual in order to deliver business value. Constellation sees the rise of
Big Data hubs as one of many key solutions in reducing the complexity and
improving context." 
1. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2012 , Mark A. Beyer,
Roxane Edjlali, 21 June 2012 
2. Gartner, Understanding the Logical Data Warehouse: The Emerging Practice,
Mike Blechar , 31 July 2012 
Additional Resources 
* Click to download the BigDataEdge infographic   


      * Click to download the BigDataEdge brochure
      * Click here for the Infosys BigDataEdge video
      * Read the Infosys Big Data blog here
    About Infosys

Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.
That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and
outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize
their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its
150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.

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For Further information please contact:

Asia Pacific                 EMEA                      The Americas             
                                                                                

Abhijith Karthikeya D        Paul De Lara              Jay Barta                
                                                                                

Infosys, India               Infosys, UK               Infosys, US              
                                                                                

Phone: +91 80 41563373       Phone: +44 2075162748     Phone: +1-510-926-7840   
                                                                                

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