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Core Compete Named Regional Partner of the Year, US, by SAS®

Core Compete Named Regional Partner of the Year, US, by SAS
 

April 08, 2018 – Core Compete, a leading global technology consultancy, has been named Regional Partner of the Year 2018, US, by SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The award was presented to Core Compete at SAS Global Forum 2018 in Denver on Sunday.

Since its inception in 2012 Core Compete has quickly become one of the strongest SAS alliance partners with more than 120 SAS deployments, engagements in more than 10 countries and has been able to build one of the largest group of certified SAS professionals in the partner network. Over the past 6 years, Core Compete has consistently demonstrated its ability to innovate and create value using SAS leveraging its expertise in Cloud, Hadoop, and SAS technologies.

 

“We are deeply honored to receive this award. For the past 6 years, we have worked closely with SAS with great success helping our joint customer achieve business results from their big data initiatives. SAS has been a great partner and we are delighted to earn their trust and recognition on an on-going basis,” said Shiva Kommareddi, Founder and Managing Partner of Core Compete. “Our success in the last year is a demonstration of the success our customers are having with the SAS platform across industries such as Retail, Media, Financial Services, Health Care and Manufacturing,” he added.

 “Core Compete consistently brings the best of SAS analytics programs to life for its customers, with a tremendous capability across all three of our competency paths.  Core Compete’s expertise in bringing domain knowledge alongside their expertise on the cloud, Hadoop and SAS platforms has enabled customers to achieve success with analytics modernization initiatives,” said Helen Morin, VP of Global Alliances at SAS.

 
About Core Compete
Core Compete was founded in 2012, with a vision to help customers achieve financial value from their big data investments. Based in Durham, North Carolina with offices in Dallas, London, and India (Pune & Hyderabad). The company currently has more than 150 employees across these locations, with highly specialized skills including domain consultants, data scientists, and big data & cloud engineers. Core Compete is an ISO 27001 certified organization.
About SAS
SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions, faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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Core Compete has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute

Core Compete certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
 

February 7th 2018, (Raleigh-Durham) – Core Compete has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The recognition is based on an assessment of employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with fellow colleagues.

Speaking about the recognition, Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner of Core Compete said, “We are proud to have earned a place in this list as a Great Place to Work (GPTW). This is indeed a huge recognition and validates that culture is our “competitive advantage”. Creating an inclusive, respectful, high-performance culture is the foundation of everything we do. It’s how we deliver value from big data to our customers by building breakthrough analytical solutions, creating a culture of data driven decisioning and thereby improving customer’s performance. This enables us to achieve our common goal of making the world a richer, safer and more enjoyable place through the gifts of analytics and technology. I take this opportunity to thank all our consultants who are passionately upholding the culture everyday through actions and behaviors.”

The assessment involved an objective methodology of assessing workplace culture, using GPTW’s globally validated survey instrument known as Trust Index© and by conducting the Culture Audit©. As part of the assessment, GPTW Institute assessed Core Compete’s people-related management practices using the Great Place to Work® People Practice Culture Audit© Framework. This measured the perceptions of associates using the Great Place to Work® Trust Index© Employee Survey.

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Core Compete Achieves Gold Partner Status for Hortonworks

Nov 7th  2017, Raleigh-Durham: Core Compete, a Big Data and Analytics Consulting firm, announced that it has achieved Gold Consultant status for Hortonworks, a leading innovator in open data platforms and applications. Hortonworks awards the Gold Consultant status to integrators that have shown a high level of expertise in design and deployment of HDP or HDF platforms.

Core Compete is helping Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services clients architect, deploy and manage their HDP and HDF solutions to gain real-time business insights through Big Data analytics. Core Compete has leveraged HDP to deploy analytical solutions on some of the largest Hadoop clusters, to create significant business impact for clients.

Nick Eayrs, Vice President of Professional Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Hortonworks commented: “Many of our clients are using our modern data platform to effect digital transformations. Our customers want timely business insights delivered in real-time. Core Compete accelerates their deployments through their expertise in the Hortonworks portfolio and their industry knowledge.”

“Our clients like to partner with us as we bring Data, Analytics and Technology with Agility to power their digital transformations.  Our growing partnership with an industry leader like Hortonworks and our joint track record of client success is allowing us to invest more to create HDP & HDF based solutions” said Shiva Kommareddi, Founder and CEO of Core Compete.

Core Compete is a Big Data analytical solutions organization based in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Dallas, the UK and India. Core Compete helps clients accelerate innovation and digital transformation through Big Data Analytics.  Core Compete forges deep partnerships with clients, through engagements that include advisory services, analytical solution development, technology deployments, cloud migration and big data managed services. For more, visit our website or write to us at info@corecompete.com

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Core Compete Achieves Service Delivery Program Partner Status for Amazon Redshift, EMR, and RDS for PostgreSQL from Amazon Web Services

Core Compete Achieves Service Delivery Program Partner Status for Amazon Redshift, EMR, and RDS for PostgreSQL from Amazon Web Services
 

Durham, N.C. (AUGUST 3, 2017) – Core Compete, a Big Data and Analytics Consulting firm, announced that it has achieved three new AWS Service Delivery program specializations in Amazon Redshift, Amazon EMR, and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.  These service delivery credentials are awarded to partners who have demonstrated the ability to help customers use these specific cloud services for building and operationalizing big data applications.

 

The AWS Service Delivery Program showcases APN partners who have proven expertise delivering specific AWS services, allowing them to differentiate themselves in the marketplace and highlight areas of specialization to AWS customers. Qualification for the program requires passing service-specific verification of customer references and a technical review on behalf of AWS, affording customers confidence that they are working with AWS partners who can offer the most up-to-date and relevant cloud solutions.

 

“This is an important step in our strategic partnership journey with Amazon which further endorses our ability to leverage AWS Cloud Services to accelerate digital transformation for our customers” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner, Core Compete.

 

The AWS service delivery program specialization acknowledges Core Compete’s successful track record of helping customers achieve innovation rapidly through cloud-based big data analytics solutions such as:

Range Management Solution for retail clients that analyzes large volumes of structured data with complex calculations and hierarchies in tight operational windows using Amazon EMR and Spark
Revenue Forecasting Solution for media client that analyzes TV audience measurement data, customer sales data, along with local market trends, industry and economic indicators using Amazon Redshift and SAS Analytics to provide guidance to the sales teams
Highly Available Operational and Analytical Databases using PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS for automotive services client to deliver low latency backend for processing millions of vehicle auctions in real time, and for building predictive models using SAS Analytics.

 

Core Compete is a big data and analytical solutions organization based in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Dallas, UK and India. Core Compete is an AWS Advanced Consulting partner that helps enterprise organizations accelerate innovation and digital transformation through Big Data Analytics.  Core Compete forges deep partnerships with clients and helps reduce technology complexity for them through its service offerings that include advisory engagements, analytical solution development, technology deployments, cloud migration and big data managed services. 

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Core Compete, SAS and Lenovo Deliver Webinar to Use Voice of Customer Analytics to Drive Operational Impact

Herndon, VA, 20th March, 2017 – Conversations about your company are happening everywhere. Your customers are reviewing products online, sharing socially, evangelizing on blogs, calling for support and responding to surveys. All this results in vast amount of unstructured text data that accumulates in big data lakes, potentially containing misspellings, acronyms, slang, and even sarcasm and often in different languages. The need to capture, comprehend and proactively act on this “voice of the customer” is at the forefront for many organizational strategies.

The question is, how do you get started with tapping into this information and gaining value from listening to your customers? What does it take to gather actionable insights that help drive operational impact for the business? The high-level indication of sentiment or preference alone is not enough and the “why” factor is key!

SAS and Core Compete have worked together to create this value for businesses in an agile manner. Watch experts from Core Compete, SAS and Lenovo in this on-demand webinar, in an intriguing discussion about how Voice of Customer Analytics can drive operational impact. Click here to know more and register.

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Core Compete First Partner to Earn All Major SAS® Competencies

Core Compete First Partner to Earn All Major SAS® Competencies
 

Durham, N.C. (Dec 2, 2016) – Core Compete, a global consulting firm that enables organizations to deliver value from big data, today announced that it is the first partner to earn all three competency badges offered by SAS. The competency badges are a mark of distinction to SAS partners who have demonstrated a deep commitment to SAS knowledge and capabilities in analytics, data management and visualization.

“We strongly believe that SAS is the only integrated platform that is capable of helping enterprises with all aspects of their big data challenges. We continue to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of adoption of this platform to create business value,” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner, Core Compete.

Core Compete is a Gold-level SAS partner. Competency badges are awarded by the SAS Partner Program to partners who demonstrate their organization’s expertise in three major categories across three tracks: sales, technical sales and post-sales. Competency in all three tracks demonstrates that the partner has the expertise to sell SAS software licenses; use SAS software to produce insightful visualizations, generate predictive models and integrate and improve the quality of data; and program, install, configure, implement and administer SAS software.

“Core Compete consistently brings the best of SAS analytics programs to life for its customers, with a tremendous capability across all three of our competency paths,” said Donna Peek, director of Partner Enablement and Operations at SAS. “We’re pleased to award them all three of our competency badges as a distinction of their abilities and resources in these important areas of investment – the first of our partners to earn all three badges.”

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Core Compete Ranked 2nd Fastest Growing Consulting Firm in North America by Consulting Magazine

Core Compete Ranked 2nd Fastest Growing Consulting Firm in North America by Consulting Magazine
 

New York (Oct 18, 2016) – Core Compete, a global consulting firm that enables organizations to deliver value from Big Data, today announced that it has been ranked the 2nd fastest growing consulting firms in North America. Published by ALM’s Consulting Magazine, the list includes the top 100 fastest growing firms based on last 3 years’ revenue growth between 2012 and 2015.

Core Compete is a big data and analytical services organization that quickly delivers measurable financial value to enterprise clients through its Systems of Innovation and Agile Analytics Infrastructure offerings. Established in 2012, Core Compete is headquartered in Durham, NC with offices in Europe and India. In a short span of 3 years, Core Compete has achieved the Gold Partner status with SAS Institute, the leading analytics software company in the world and Big Data Competency Partner status with Amazon Web Services, the leading provider of Cloud services.

“We are proud to be ranked as the 2nd fastest growing consulting firms in North America by Consulting Magazine. It validates the confidence that our customers are placing in Core Compete’ s ability to help them tackle the opportunities provided by Big Data and to provide innovative and cost-effective analytical solutions that deliver measurable results,” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner of Core Compete LLC.

Core Compete has been providing innovative solutions to Retail, Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services organizations in North America, UK, Europe and APAC.

To see the complete list of Fastest Growing Consulting Firms in North America, please click here.

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Biswajit Das Joins Core Compete as Vice President, India Operations

Core Compete is happy to announce that Mr. Biswajit Das has joined the company as Vice President, India Operations, based out of Hyderabad, India. As the company expands its customer base, Biswajit will provide leadership and vision to our India team.

Before joining Core Compete, Biswajit worked with Computer Science Corporation (CSC) as Regional Head of their Big Data and Analytics Practice for India and AMEA region. Prior to CSC, he worked as Senior Director at Oracle (USA and India), Vice President for Keane, Director for SAP Business Objects (USA). He has more than 24 years of experience in Big Data and Analytics, Business Intelligence, ERP and Managed Services. Biswajit has built many high performance business units and teams in USA & India from the ground up and made them generate significant revenues for the companies with high profitability and customer satisfaction.

Biswajit has Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Master’s degree in Computer Science from City University of New York with concentration in Artificial Intelligence. He has also completed Executive Management Program from Cornell University and Executive program in Data Mining & Analytics from Indian Institute of Technology.

“I am incredibly excited to join Core Compete’s amazingly talented Data Science and Analytics team. With the rare combination of nextgen analytics innovations, passionate team, growing customer base and high-quality services, Core Compete is positioned to become a leader in Data Science and Analytics. I will do my best to make a positive, meaningful impact for our customers and our people by expanding Core Compete’s already extensive Data Science and Industry Analytics capabilities using the Cloud & nextgen Big Data technologies”, said Biswajit.

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Core Compete Achieves Big Data Competency with Amazon Web Services

Core Compete Achieves Big Data Competency with Amazon Web Services
 

Durham, N.C. (June 13, 2016) – Core Compete, a Big Data and Analytical Solutions organization, announced today that it has achieved the Big Data Competency from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Big data Competency Partners is awarded to partners who have demonstrated an ability to help customers use the tools, techniques, and technologies of working with data productively, at any scale using AWS.

“We are proud to achieve Big Data competency with AWS. It demonstrates our continued commitment to be the leading enabler of big data use-cases on AWS. Since 2012, we have been utilizing AWS Services such as EMR and Redshift to deliver big data solutions to our customers at a scale and speed that was previously unimaginable.” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner, Core Compete.

As part of this competency audit, Core Compete demonstrated customer success stories that highlighted big data solutions it has delivered to customers such as:

Voice of Customer Solution that analyzes web-scale text data to provide operational insights to support product development and quality using Hadoop, SAS and Qliksense
Retail Solution that analyzes large volumes of structured data with complex calculations and hierarchies in tight operational windows using EMR and Spark
Healthcare Solution analyzes massive consumer data sets along with patient histories from electronic medical records using EMR, R and SAS to help reduce adverse clinical events
Pricing solution that provides an enterprise data lake, analytics and dashboarding that enables margin improvements through better pricing

The AWS Competency Program is designed to highlight APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Attaining an AWS Competency allows partners to differentiate themselves to customers by showcasing expertise in a specific solution area.

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Core Compete to showcase B2B Pricing Solution powered by SAS

Core Compete to showcase B2B Pricing Solution powered by SAS at 27th Annual Professional Pricing Society Conference, taking place May 4 – 6, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Visit us at Booth no. 119 to see our newest release of B2B Pricing solution in action. This solution combines siloed enterprise data into a powerful pricing datamart and actionable insights for pricing, marketing, and sales organizations to achieve revenue and profit growth. It is built leveraging SAS, the industry leading platform for advanced analytics that allows users to easily customize analytical models and visualizations to address requirements that are specific to their business. Users can also leverage the integrated pricing data and underlying SAS platform to create custom apps and analytical models. Connect with us at PricingSolution@corecompete.com to learn more and schedule a pricing maturity assessment.

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Travis Perkins works with Core Compete to implement SAS analytics to get right products to right branches

Marlow, UK (Feb 24, 2016) – Travis Perkins plc has partnered with SAS to transform its capability to plan and forecast the products that it should stock across its 1,900 branches according to the very latest trading information. SAS has worked closely with big data specialists Core Compete in delivering SAS® Visual Analytics and SAS Data Integration to reduce unnecessary inventory and increase sales, by having the right mix of products at the right locations to meet customer demand.

“We chose SAS & Core Compete based on their ability to deliver on our Range Management strategy with an integrated and fully managed solution that provides enhanced insights of what to stock and where, ultimately making us more efficient and boosting sales,” said Travis Perkins Group Supply Chain Strategy Director, Paul Horton. “The connected view of what SKUs to stock in each store enables us to give our customers a better experience and at the same time simplifies our inventory management.”

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Travis Perkins works with Core Compete to implement SAS analytics to get right products to right branches

Marlow, UK (Feb 24, 2016) – Travis Perkins plc has partnered with SAS to transform its capability to plan and forecast the products that it should stock across its 1,900 branches according to the very latest trading information. SAS has worked closely with big data specialists Core Compete in delivering SAS® Visual Analytics and SAS Data Integration to reduce unnecessary inventory and increase sales, by having the right mix of products at the right locations to meet customer demand.

“We chose SAS & Core Compete based on their ability to deliver on our Range Management strategy with an integrated and fully managed solution that provides enhanced insights of what to stock and where, ultimately making us more efficient and boosting sales,” said Travis Perkins Group Supply Chain Strategy Director, Paul Horton. “The connected view of what SKUs to stock in each store enables us to give our customers a better experience and at the same time simplifies our inventory management.”

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