management is a growing problem facing businesses around the world. Many businesses hold vast reserves of unstructured and often unprotected data, and struggle to extract the necessary information that will deliver the greatest business advantage. Several companies have identified that
solving this problem represents a key opportunity, but few have come up with a workable solution as yet. Firms like SAP have offered new analytics tools through its HANA platform which it hopes will help businesses better-manage the ever-growing amounts of data that are coming on-stream. The German software firm originally loaded its HANA analytics database platform as an enterprise cloud service into the cloud in May. HP has also taken interest in the market, and warned earlier this year that companies will need to move their systems into the cloud if they hope to compete in the new landscape.
Technology and outsourcing services firm, Capgemini, is the latest company to enter the sector. It has unveiled a new service for firms to help better manage the ever-growing amounts of data, by utilising Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform. Capgemini claims the Elastic Analytics services will offer customers an end-to-end and big data analytics solution and will support most leading business intelligence (BI) software packages. Moreover, AWS’ adaptable nature makes Elastic Analytics one of the most flexible and cost effective big data solutions available.
Capgemini senior vice president for business information management, Scott Schlesinger, said in a statement:
“Organizations are continuously looking for optimized solutions that deliver shorter time-to-value advanced analytics. AWS is a highly adaptable and extensible platform that rapidly offers organizations the ability to launch and sustain their advanced analytics initiatives.”
According to Lanny Cohen, global chief technology officer at Capgemini:
“Organizations are struggling with the deluge of data and the ability to rapidly respond to new demand for insight from their business users. Cloud offers a way to deliver solutions quickly but BI and big data infrastructure is complex to set up.”
“Capgemini partners with the leading cloud providers globally, and most recently has worked closely with AWS to create Elastic Analytics, a new end-to-end business intelligence and solution available via AWS, to directly address this need.”