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GCS and Sharpe Engineering to Develop Streaming Analytics Solutions for Big Data

GCS and Sharpe Engineering, two leading developers of Big Data applications, are teaming to build and deliver next-generation streaming analytics solutions based upon the IBM InfoSphere Streams platform. The GCS – Sharpe team will focus upon real-time analytical processing (RTAP) applications in key verticals including healthcare, energy, retail, cyber-security, and government.

“In the Big Data arena, GCS focuses on exploiting the location component of streaming data with geospatial analytics, and Sharpe Engineering is the leader in applying ultra-low-latency streaming analytics,” said GCS President Alex Philp, PhD. “By integrating our expertise, we will create enterprise systems that apply geospatial and temporal analytics to streaming data for the extraction of meaningful business intelligence.”

“Sharpe Engineering and GCS have proven track records in creating custom Big Data solutions on InfoSphere Streams,” said Jim Sharpe, President of Sharpe Engineering Inc. “We will combine our capabilities in geospatial processing and low-latency analytics to perform predictive analysis on high-volume, high-velocity data sets in ways not previously thought possible.”

GCS delivers highly customized solutions that communicate meaningful geographic information and enhance workflow optimization. GCS clients come from a broad spectrum of industry sectors with a common need: streamlined access to business insights distilled from massive, complex data sets. Technical expertise and collaborative client relationships allow the GCS team to design the powerful, elegant solutions needed to maximize productivity. GCS systems are crafted at the convergence of cloud, analytics, and mobility to ensure the entire enterprise can access answers everywhere, all the time.

Sharpe Engineering is a software engineering company based in Crested Butte, Colo., that provides consulting services related to complex low-latency Big Data analytics. With extensive experience in energy and healthcare, Sharpe focuses on the effective combination of technologies and methods to address challenges related to data-in-motion that are beyond the capabilities of traditional approaches. The firm specializes in ultra-low-latency stream processing to analyze a wide range of explicit contextual information and produce actionable insights in real time.

“Healthcare, energy, retail and cyber-security have unique Big Data challenges,” said Sharpe. “Together, our two companies have the industry-specific knowledge and solutions-development capabilities to meet their needs.”

About GCS

GCS is a geoanalytics company delivering award-winning solutions through cloud, mobile and analytical network infrastructure. With over 200 years of technical expertise, GCS converts your Big Data into Smart Data through customer-driven, innovative applications. GCS customers gain strategic value through increased productivity, efficiency and profitability, optimizing mission-critical business processes. For more than a decade, the GCS team of experts has delivered smart solutions for a diverse array of public and private organizations – from start-ups to multinational corporations – helping our clients make location information actionable, meaningful and valuable.

To learn more about GCS, please contact Mike Beltz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, [email protected], or by calling (406) 747-8393, or visiting the website at www.YourDataSmarter.com.

About Sharpe Engineering Inc.

Sharpe Engineering provides consulting services related to low latency big data analytics for situational awareness and resource management. In order to derive actionable insight, simply having the data and the platform is not sufficient. Choosing wisely for how, when, and where they are used is also critically important. Our solutions integrate cognitive computing elements with the stream processing platform and other technologies to produce “better knowledge faster”.

To learn more about Sharpe Engineering, please contact Jim Sharpe at [email protected] or 970-209-3810. Visit www.sharpe.com.

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