CSC buys Infochimps to extend data analysis services

CSC is planning to offer a service for analyzing and monitoring enterprise data feeds

Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.

CSC plans to use Infochimps' expertise to provide both analytics and real-time correlation services to its own customers. Infochimps will be folded into CSC's big data and analytics business unit, led by CSC Vice President and General Manager Sashi Reddi.

Based in Falls Church, Virginia, CSC specializes in building and maintaining large-scale enterprise IT systems. It employs about 87,000 people worldwide and reported US$13.8 billion in revenue for its past fiscal year, which ended in June.

Infochimps will continue to provide its service as a stand-alone offering as well. In order to enhance its offerings, the company can use CSC's consultants, software developers and engineers, security and infrastructure experts, and sales and marketing teams.

This infusion of CSC resources comes at a good time: Infochimps will face some competition in this arena of offering analysis as a service. In April, VMware and EMC spun off Pivotal, which will use a collection of technologies from those two companies to run its data analysis services.

Launched in 2009, Infochimps offers a suite of cloud services for analyzing data, either in real time, by batch analysis, or by ad hoc queries.

The company has built its services on IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) providers Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, and uses data analysis software from Cloudera, Datameer and others.

Cisco, digital coupon provider Koupon Media and global communications company WCG have all used Infochimps' services.

This is the second recent acquisition for CSC in the data analytics space. In October, CSC purchased Columbia, Maryland-based 42Six Solutions, a software development company that specialized in big data processing and analytics.

The Infochimps acquisition closed Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags business issuesInfochimpsComputer Sciences Corp.Mergers and acquisitions

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?