Kognitio partners with 2e2 to offer on-demand data warehousing as a service (DaaS™)

Technology services provider becomes first partner to offer Kognitio’s DaaS to its customers, offering staged implementation at either 2e2 facilities or the customer’s own site.

BRACKNELL, 22nd JUNE 2009 – Kognitio today announced that it has awarded innovative technology services provider 2e2 a contract for the hosting of Kognitio Data warehousing as a Service (DaaS™) environments. Under the terms of the Agreement, 2e2 will work with Kognitio to develop the use and provision of the service to existing and new customers. Furthermore, 2e2 will offer its current and new customers the option of using DaaS to implement their data analytics solutions, by using the scalable architecture that is already in place to offer an on-demand service.

2e2 is the first partner to offer Kognitio’s DaaS solutions to its customers, taking the technology to an even greater number of end users than was previously possible.

With the economy contracting, outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a method for organisations to gain access to the powerful business IT tools they need to stay competitive, without relying on huge capital expenditures. Outsourcing is also serving to democratise IT, by bringing services that previously were the preserve of only the largest organisations within the grasp of everyone with the vision to make use of them. This is especially important for business intelligence, which can be vital for organisations looking to squeeze the maximum value out of every last one of their assets.

“Within the outsourcing market, DaaS is gaining traction as the preferred deployment model for powerful data analytics and warehousing,” said Roger Llewellyn, CEO and President at Kognitio. “Existing DaaS customers such as BT, Kelkoo and Scottish Power confirm that performance over comparative analytical workloads often demonstrates a greater than forty-fold improvement compared to their previous solutions. We are excited to work with 2e2 to ensure that other organisations can benefit from on-demand data warehousing.”

Whether for pricing analysis, customer development or CRM, the cost savings that can be realised via DaaS have meant that companies can meet their analytical needs without having to implement large-scale infrastructures themselves. Instead, organisations can load their data into the DaaS environment and start to analyse it in less than forty-eight hours. As this service is provided on a monthly contracted basis, the initial risk and costs during the proof periods are dramatically reduced; instead, companies can leverage OpEx spend to finance this service.

In partnership with Kognitio, 2e2 offers a staged implementation process; potential users are guided through proof of concept, proof of value and into full service provision in pragmatic, affordable steps. DaaS itself can be provisioned either within a 2e2 facility or within the customer’s own walls, allowing users to determine the location that best suits their needs.

“Kognitio are all about competitive business advantage for their customers”, said Ciaran Cosgrave, Managed Services Director at 2e2 UK. “Their Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS) solution hosted by 2e2 fits perfectly into the SaaS marketplace that 2e2 are already embracing, allowing our partnership to deliver incredibly powerful analytical solutions without any of the upfront capital outlay usually associated with such deployments”

As part of this new service, Kognitio and 2e2 are running a one-day introductory course, free of charge, on the first Wednesday of every month. This course will demonstrate the deployment process along with the expected advantages to users. The course will also compare development, deployment and performance gains made by existing customers via live customer presentations of their experiences.

This hosted Kognitio DaaS fully complements 2e2’s wider Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. 2e2 is already well established within the IT Managed Services arena, providing a comprehensive portfolio of managed service solutions designed to complement IT functions within any organisation. Each solution is created and tailored through a rigorous process of specification, implementation, management and review, utilising best practice in process, methodologies and tools.

For further information, please go to www.2e2.com and www.kognitio.com

About Kognitio
Kognitio provides leading-edge solutions to business problems that require the acquisition, rationalisation and analysis of large or complex data. Kognitio has developed Kognitio WX2, a fast, scalable analytical database that gives organisations the ability to turn their raw data into valuable insight and get comprehensive answers to critical business questions fast.

Globally headquartered in Bracknell, UK, with North American headquarters in Chicago, Kognitio delivers competitive advantage to its clients across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, retail, financial services, bioinformatics, media and utilities. More information is available from the company’s website at www.kognitio.com

About 2e2
2e2 is an IT managed services and solutions provider.

2e2’s mission is to be regarded as the most respected provider of innovative technology services and solutions that create exceptional business advantage for its customers. 2e2 provides an extensive portfolio aligned across five principal areas of business:
• Managed services: remote, on-site and co-sourced managed support
• Business application services: around Oracle, PeopleSoft and Microsoft Dynamics
• Unified communications: IP Telephony, video, messaging & collaboration
• Technology solutions: Data management, security, resilience & virtualisation
• Service and asset management: ITIL consulting & service management solutions

2e2’s vision is to be a company whose integrity, performance, quality and care for its customers and employees is second to none. Its expertise, passion, innovation and agility will differentiate it and ensure it is the partner of choice.

2e2 was established in 2002 and has grown into one of the most respected and high-quality IT services providers in the UK and the Netherlands.

With the support of Duke Street Capital, the mid-market private equity fund manager, and Bank of Scotland, 2e2’s mission is to be a major IT services partner in the UK and selected European markets.

2e2 has £256m of annual run-rate revenues and more than 1,500 staff in the UK and the Netherlands.

For more information please see www.2e2.com

Published on: 11:00AM on 25th June 2009