Continuing to build a portfolio to offer data analysis as a service, systems integrator CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) has acquired PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup Infochimps.
CSC plans to use Infochimps’ expertise to provide both analytics and real-time correlation services to its own customers. Infochimps will be folded into CSC’s big data and analytics business unit, led by CSC Vice President and General Manager Sashi Reddi.
Based in Falls Church, Virginia, CSC specializes in building and maintaining large-scale enterprise IT systems. It employs about 87,000 people worldwide and reported US$13.8 billion in revenue for its past fiscal year, which ended in June.
Infochimps will continue to provide its service as a stand-alone offering as well. In order to enhance its offerings, the company can use CSC’s consultants, software developers and engineers, security and infrastructure experts, and sales and marketing teams.