Capgemini taps Amazon cloud for Big Data analytics

Managing the ever-growing pool of unstructured and unprotected data has become a challenge for businesses–and a huge opportunity for any company that can ease the pressure. Capgemini has made a play for this market by introducing a Big Data tool on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The service–called Elastic Analytics–is pitched as a platform for converting large datasets into a format usable by leading business intelligence (BI) software tools. Capabilities built in to AWS underpin the offering. Outsourcing business Capgemini has tapped AWS’ Hadoop-based tool Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) to combine large sets of structured and unstructured data. The EMR output is extracted and entered into BI platforms to help businesses analyze their data.

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