Saama Analytics Makes Debut on Microsoft Azure Cloud
Microsoft becomes an important addition to Saama's ecosystem, which includes companies such as Cisco, Salesforce, Tableau, Hortonworks, Informatica and Hyosung.Saama Technologies, which has been in the big data interpretation business longer than most companies (since 1997), on Feb. 18 announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft which will bring its analytics engine and services to a much wider audience through the Azure Cloud. Campbell, Calif.-based Saama made the announcement at its Intuition customer and developer conference in San Francisco. The company has built a client base that includes Apple, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CSAA Insurance, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Unilever. Microsoft, which is now hosting the service, immediately becomes an important addition to Saama's ecosystem, which includes companies such as Cisco, Salesforce, Tableau, Hortonworks, Informatica and Hyosung. Saama is known for its advanced industry-specific Fluid Analytics components and services, which it provides for Global 2000 clients. When the service becomes available on the Azure cloud later this quarter, it will open to a whole new set of customers the ability to build and deploy industry-specific analytics solutions and see business results in weeks instead of months, the company said.
Saama describes itself as a pure-play data science solutions company. Fluid Analytics technology uses customers' existing infrastructure as much as possible to focus on the gaps between existing capabilities and the critical business questions that need to be answered, the company said.