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

Feb 7th 2018, Raleigh-Durham : CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete’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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CoreCompete Achieves Gold Partner Status for Hortonworks

Nov 7th  2017, Raleigh-Durham: CoreCompete, 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.

CoreCompete 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. CoreCompete 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. CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete.

CoreCompete is a Big Data analytical solutions organization based in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Dallas, the UK and India. CoreCompete helps clients accelerate innovation and digital transformation through Big Data Analytics.  CoreCompete 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


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

Durham, N.C. (AUGUST 3, 2017) – CoreCompete, 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, CoreCompete.


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

Range Management Solution for retail client 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.


CoreCompete is a big data and analytical solutions organization based in Raleigh, NC, with offices in Dallas, UK and India. CoreCompete is an AWS Advanced Consulting partner that helps enterprise organizations accelerate innovation and digital transformation through Big Data Analytics.  CoreCompete 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. 


CoreCompete, 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 CoreCompete have worked together to create this value for businesses in an agile manner. Watch experts from CoreCompete, 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.


CoreCompete First Partner to Earn All Major SAS® Competencies

Durham, N.C. (Dec 2, 2016) – CoreCompete, 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, CoreCompete.

CoreCompete 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.

“CoreCompete 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.”


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

New York (Oct 18, 2016) – CoreCompete, 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.

CoreCompete 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, CoreCompete is headquartered in Durham, NC with offices in Europe and India. In a short span of 3 years, CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete’ 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 CoreCompete LLC.

CoreCompete 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.


Biswajit Das Joins CoreCompete as Vice President, India Operations

CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete, 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 CoreCompete’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, CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete’s already extensive Data Science and Industry Analytics capabilities using the Cloud & nextgen Big Data technologies”, said Biswajit.


CoreCompete Achieves Big Data Competency with Amazon Web Services

Durham, N.C. (June 13, 2016) – CoreCompete, 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 utilising 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, CoreCompete.

As part of this competency audit, CoreCompete 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 alongwith 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.


CoreCompete to showcase B2B Pricing Solution powered by SAS

CoreCompete 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 to learn more and schedule a pricing maturity assessment.


Travis Perkins works with CoreCompete 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 CoreCompete 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 & CoreCompete 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.”

Click here to know more.


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

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov 16, 2015) – CoreCompete 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

“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, CoreCompete.

“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, CoreCompete has distinguished itself as a peer-leader and we are proud to recognize them as a 2015 NC Tech Awards winner.”


Product Development and Services Expert joins CoreCompete as VP, Managed Services

We are pleased to announce that Venu Ravi has joined CoreCompete as Vice President, Managed Services. In this role, Venu will work with the company’s leadership team to grow CoreCompete’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 CoreCompete, 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 CoreCompete, 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 CoreCompete as we grow globally,” said Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner of CoreCompete. “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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