Infosys launches open source Information Platform

04 June 2015 2 min. read
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Infosys recently launched an open source platform called the Infosys Information Platform (IIP), which allows clients to better leverage their big data resource to generate new revenue streams. With the choice for open source, Infosys continues to be committed to the wider open source community, with the IIP platform contributing performance and security enhancements to the community’s resources.

Infosys is a global consulting, technology and outsourcing provider. The company provides services to companies looking to transform themselves to current business environments, through its offerings in strategic consulting, operational leadership, and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data, and cloud computing. The Indian company employs more than 176,000 worldwide and has revenues of $8.7 billion.

Infosys Information Platform
As part of its strategy to help clients renew existing landscapes and bring new innovation to clients, enabling them to grow and transform, Infosys recently launched the IIP. The analytics platform is aimed at providing rapid operationalisation of data assets to uncover the opportunities for growth buried in big data. The system makes extensive use of open source software, which according to Infosys, reflects the firm’s commitment to the open source community. Through investment in a high level open source environment the firm hopes to stimulate advancements in areas like performance and security.

Infosys launches open source Information Platform

“Open source enables us to deliver an enterprise class data platform to our clients and their end-users in entirely new ways – from security to quality to customization to flexibility. We are the first IT services company to leverage open source in this way, bringing the value-added applications like predictive maintenance, regulatory reporting, planning and forecasting on top,” explains Vishal Sikka, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys. “With IIP, we are bringing a unique experience to our clients in their efforts to manage, understand and act on data – and in the true spirit of open source, we will share these enhancements and contribute them back to the open source community to help promote and advance both the reach and the speed of data driven innovation in the enterprise."

Abdul Razack, Head of Platforms at Infosys, adds: “Data is at the heart of every enterprise and the Infosys Information Platform enables companies to derive insights from large and diverse data sets. IIP uses open source technologies and runs on commodity hardware to provide a cost-effective solution for enterprises to manage data and leverage innovations seamlessly.”