Kognitio recognized in next-generation analytic platform market; report from The Information Difference recognizes Kognitio as key player among new generation of analytic platform solutions

Kognitio recognized in next-generation analytic platform market; report from The Information Difference recognizes Kognitio as key player among new generation of analytic platform solutions

Bracknell, UK, January 24, 2011 – Kognitio, a fast-growing global provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a key player among next-generation analytic platform vendors in a recently released data warehouse market study from The Information Difference research firm. In ranking the company ahead of less mature data warehousing solutions, including ParAccel, Infobright and Greenplum, the report highlights both Kognitio’s innovative, proven in-memory analytics technology and its unique ability to offer a broad deployment model for this technology (license, appliance, DaaS) simplifying large-scale analytics on complex data volumes.

The study is a high level appraisal of the primary and most innovative vendors in the data warehousing and analytics market. Vendor rankings are developed using a mixture of criteria and methods, including size of customer base, customer satisfaction from surveyed customers, product innovation and maturity of technology. Technology positioning for vendors within the report was determined by scores derived from: a reference customer satisfaction survey; analyst impressions of the technology; and evaluation of the maturity of the technology and breadth of technology offered against The Information Difference functionality model.

Andy Hayler, CEO and co-founder of the Information Difference commented: “Kognitio offers mature analytic technology based around an innovative cloud deployment approach, as well as data warehouse appliances.” Kognitio was the first to introduce many of the innovations that have driven the business intelligence and data analytics markets forward, including in-memory database capabilities, Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS) and the industry’s first data warehousing appliance. Kognitio’s WX2 analytic database, now in its seventh generation, delivers superior performance worldwide through the use of in-memory processing, together with the highest level of reliability available on the market today. Kognitio’s WX2 makes it possible for companies that need high-intensity, high-performance data analytics to obtain the results they need in a fraction of the time and cost of competing products.

“We have one single goal and that is to enable organizations to derive value from their complex business information within the shortest timeframe at the lowest cost,” said Roger Llewellyn, CEO and President, Kognitio. “We’re thrilled to see the market recognize our efforts both in terms of our WX2 technology and our customer success. Indeed, the report validates the value of our offering in the market. Ours is a solution that organizations cannot live without; where analyzing large volumes of complex data is core to their business and survival in today’s competitive markets.”

About Kognitio

Kognitio is a long-standing innovator in the data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics markets. The company has pioneered many of the technologies now employed by state-of-the-art data warehouse/BI systems including the industry’s first in-memory analytic database, data warehouse appliance, MPP shared-nothing database, and Data warehousing as a Service (DaaS) cloud-based solution. Kognitio’s award-winning WX2 product is the industry’s fastest and most scalable analytic database, enabling firms to turn massive amounts of raw, complex data into valuable insight to solve their most urgent business problems. Its clients span many industries including market research, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming, media and utilities. Kognitio is based in Bracknell, UK, with North American headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York, Raleigh, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities. More information is available by phone at 312.268.5725 and at www.kognitio.com