CenturyLink acquires predictive analytics vendor Cognilytics

CenturyLink has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.

The company did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.

A combination of CenturyLink’s network, IT services, cloud, managed and Big Data services and Cognilytics’ decision sciences and advanced predictive analytics, SAP HANA expertise and Big Data solutions will enable businesses to accelerate their Big Data adoption and monetization.

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Cognilytics has developed analytics solutions across multiple industries such as financial services, retail, consumer products, health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, high-tech and logistics. Cognilytics has expertise in implementing Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and SAP HANA.

Gary Gauba , founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Cognilytics, will become president of CenturyLink Cognilytics and report to Girish Varma , president, global IT services and new market development at CenturyLink.

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