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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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Core Compete Recognized Among the Top 10 Startups to Watch at 2015 NC Tech Awards

Core Compete Recognized Among the Top 10 Startups to Watch at 2015 NC Tech Awards
 

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov 16, 2015) – Core Compete is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2015 winner of the Top 10 Startups to Watch at the NC Tech Awards. Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center, presented in conjunction with title sponsor Cherry Bekaert.  This year’s event was attended by more than 800 leaders from across the state.The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 25 categories.  For more information on the selection process, categories, finalists, winners and the awards gala, visit www.NCTechAwards.com.

“We are excited to be recognized among the Top 10 Startups to Watch at the NC Tech Awards.  Our breadth of expertise in SAS technologies, understanding of specific industries including retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare and financial services; advanced analytical capabilities and agile delivery methodologies enable us to provide the most value to our customers,” says Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner, Core Compete.

“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards has honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest,” said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NCTA.  “As a winner, Core Compete has distinguished itself as a peer-leader and we are proud to recognize them as a 2015 NC Tech Awards winner.”

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Product Development and Services Expert joins Core Compete as VP, Managed Services

We are pleased to announce that Venu Ravi has joined Core Compete as Vice President, Managed Services. In this role, Venu will work with the company’s leadership team to grow Core Compete’s Agile Analytics on Amazon {A3} managed services solution, and streamline the processes to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Venu is an accomplished Technology and Services Executive with more than two decades of experience in the Technology industry with an extensive background in product development, customer service and large program management initiatives.

“I am excited to join Core Compete, and furthering its promise of agile innovation in analytical initiatives using the cloud. It will be a great experience in expanding the company’s global customer base and cementing relationships by enabling the customers to generate value by integrating, analyzing and visualizing all of their data in one simple solution and partnering in their growth.” said Venu Ravi.

Prior to joining Core Compete, Venu headed his own startup in the Consumer Broadband access space. He has also held senior level positions at Ciena and ONI Systems, where he successfully led several efforts in building customer operations and services strategy to support critical uptime demand from highly data intensive customers in the Datacenter, Telecommunications, Financial and Aviation sectors.

“Venu’s deep-rooted industry experience and extensive knowledge in supporting strategic partnerships that fuel growth is instrumental to Core Compete as we grow globally,” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner of Core Compete. “His experience and drive will be a powerful asset as we broaden our services portfolio and expand further.”

Venu holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Masters in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. In addition to Venu’s passion towards customer success, he also loves technology, entrepreneurship and Cosmology. He also helps with education initiatives for children born into poverty.

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Core Compete congratulates AWS on performing spectacularly in Gartner Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) MQ

Core Compete is proud to be Advanced Consulting Partner for Amazon Web Services as AWS hits it out of the ballpark in the latest Gartner Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant.

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Core Compete launches Pricing Analytics solution at 26th Annual PPS Spring Pricing Conference

Come and meet us at Booth no. 6 to know more about how to gain control of your enterprise pricing decisions and improve revenues and margins through: price visibility, pocket margin analyses, price-volume-mix analyses, price elasticity analyses and custom price analytics and optimization. Connect with us at A3@CoreCompete.com to understand in detail how this solution can help you create effective pricing solutions.

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Core Compete announces more than 200% growth and Customer Success in 2014

Core Compete announced today that it has achieved dramatic gains in revenues and customer success. Shiva Kommareddi, Core Compete Managing Partner said, “We have demonstrated a clear ability to develop customer value through our continued focus on compact teams that bring Domain, Analytics and Technology skills and deliver value in a matter of weeks”. “I am very thankful to our customer executives, channel partners that have allowed our incredible team to partner closely with them to create shared value”.

The key drivers of our significant growth in 2014 were:

Customer uptake of our {a}3 service, has enabled global companies to establish a big data sandbox and accelerated analytical innovation
Custom Analytical Solutions in technologies such as forecasting, data and text mining, optimization and simulation
Enterprise Analytics deployments helping our partners deploy solutions at global clients
Accelerated hiring that has allowed us to grow to a team of 45 consultants around the world

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Core Compete Test Drive for SAS® on AWS

Core Compete launches Agile Analytics Experience for SAS® (by Core Compete) Test Drive to give you a hands-on experience of running SAS Analytics on your enterprise data. It uses agile and scalable Amazon Web Services platform to help you experience the powerful capabilities of SAS. This test drive will not only equip business professionals to explore the power of SAS with pre-created reports and explorations but also visualize data, run computations and better understand the solution before making the purchase decision.

In this test drive you will be able to:

Create Dashboards
Explore Data
Create Frequently used Models using a Visual Interface
Write Programs to Build Powerful Models

You can also meet senior members of our staff at the AWS Test Drive booth on Thursday Nov 14th at the Re:Invent event. If you need to extend the test drive, please contact us at A3@CoreCompete.com

Agile Analytics Experience for SAS® (by Core Compete) accelerates analytics organizations to create business value, while eliminating IT challenges associated with supporting a new technology. As part of this service, Core Compete provides a comprehensive service that consists of SAS and AWS administration, AWS/ SAS re-sell, data management and analytical advisory services.

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Core Compete launches {a}3 for Genomics

Scaling Genomics Research presents the challenge of managing and analyzing ever increasing volumes of sequencing data. {a}3 for Genomics, offered by Core Compete in partnership with Globus Genomics, is an end-to-end managed service designed to help researchers analyze large volumes of genomic data quickly and cost-effectively. It is built to deliver the elasticity and scalability of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.

The service enables bio-science researchers leverage a secure cloud infrastructure to scale research efforts rapidly and cost effectively while supporting key security and IT chargeback mechanisms required by IT organizations for broader adoption within the enterprise.

{a}3 for Genomics addresses key requirements of computational biologists:

Scalable transfer of NGS data from sequencing centers to the integrated analysis platform in a secure and reliable manner while data repositories are tagged and cost-effectively stored for use by other researchers
Access to library of existing pipelines and custom pipelines that are easily shareable among colleagues
Workflow driven enablement of pipelines makes it easy to bring new users to create, use or modify pipelines
Provides a flexible platform by utilizing the virtually unlimited high performance computing and storage capabilities of AWS for scientific data evaluation while also being able to take advantage of tools such as GPU, mapReduce and MPI
Services to help you integrate your IT and Lab infrastructure to the cloud based analytics platform

Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner, Core Compete LLC said “Globus is the leading platform for large scale and cost-effective genomic data analyses in the cloud. We are excited to bring the proven capabilities of Globus to commercial customers.” Hundreds of Genomic research campuses and scientific consortiums are using the underlying Globus platform as their preferred file transfer capability to move hundreds of terabytes of data each month.

Paul Dave, Services Director, Computation Institute said “Partnering with Core Compete provides an opportunity for us to combine our expertise in cloud based genomics with their ability to deliver enterprise class analytical solutions on AWS.”

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Core Compete achieves Advanced Consulting Partner status with AWS

Core Compete achieves Advanced Consulting Partner status with AWS

April 15, 2014 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has designated Core Compete LLC as an Advanced Consulting Partner. This achievement marks a milestone in our relationship with AWS that highlights our commitment and expertise in the area of Agile Analytics. We will now have access to a vast range of resources and infrastructure to help us provide advanced analytics, business intelligence and data management solutions on cloud to our customers. In our endeavor to work towards sustained growth for our Agile Analytics on Amazon {A3} customers, we will discover new business opportunities and quickly operationalize them on highly secure AWS cloud platform.

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