Infosys Launches BigDataEdge: New Platform Develops Enterprise Insights up to Eight Times Faster, Fosters Near Real-Time Decisions and Actions

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NEW YORK,  February 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Infosys  today announced the launch of  BigDataEdge  to radically simplify the
complex task of analyzing Big Data to discover relevant information. By
empowering business users to rapidly develop insights from vast amounts of
structured and unstructured data, better business decisions can be made in near
real-time. With Infosys BigDataEdge, enterprises can reduce the time taken to
extract information by up to 40 percent and generate insights up to eight times
faster.

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Infosys BigDataEdge includes:

* A rich visual interface with more than 50 customizable dashboards and 250
built-in algorithms.  These algorithms, a set of reusable business rules both
function and industry-specific, enable business teams to self-serve the process
of building insights while minimizing the need for technical intervention
* Over 50 data source connectors, which allow easy access to structured and
unstructured data residing across enterprise and external sources. This would
enable acceleration of discovery of relevant information from existing,
underutilized data
* A powerful collaboration wall and pre-built workflows that allow teams across
functions to interact on insights and collectively implement decisions
* A Logical Data Warehouse providing a virtual data management architecture,
eliminates the need for physical availability of data to build and test insights
* 'Out-of-the-box' applications for specific industry needs such as fraud
detection and prevention, predictive analytics and monitoring, and customer
micro-segmentation that deliver faster returns on investment

Announcing the new platform, Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head -
Cloud, Infosys, said, "Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate
amount of time making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them. Infosys
BigDataEdge draws upon our deep research and development capabilities and proven
expertise in Big Data and analytics to help clients turn data into revenues
faster. This unique platform is already enabling ten global organizations to
develop actionable insights in a matter of days and act on them from day one."

Supporting Quotes

Cetin Ozbutun, Vice President, Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies,
Oracle®,  said: "Big Data can provide our customers with superior agility and
insight to make better business decisions. Infosys has demonstrated the ability
to deliver needed skills for Oracle's Big Data solutions, as well as for
Oracle®'s industry leading data warehousing and analytics platforms. The Infosys
BigDataEdge platform leverages Oracle®  Big Data Appliance and Oracle®  Exadata
Database Machine to help our clients acquire, organize, analyze, and take action
on these insights and produce a faster return on their Big Data investments."

Tim Stevens, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Cloudera,
said,  "In this era of Big Data, organizations are demanding that actionable
insights be both timely and cost-effective if they are to provide real
competitive advantage. The Infosys BigDataEdge solution fully utilizes
Cloudera's industry leading technologies to enable enterprises to process their
structured and unstructured data assets and gain real-time actionable insights
with ease."

Mark Beyer, Research Vice President, Gartner, said, "The Logical Data Warehouse 
is a new data management architecture for analytics which combines the strengths
of traditional repository warehouses with alternative data management and access
strategy.[1]   Logical Data Warehouse  is the answer to address the Big Data
needs and enterprises should choose Big Data platforms that embrace this
approach.[2]"

'Ray' Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc., added, "As
organizations shift from real-time to right time, organizations seek relevant
insight in order to make business decisions.  Big Data must be relevant and
contextual in order to deliver business value. Constellation sees the rise of
Big Data hubs as one of many key solutions in reducing the complexity and
improving context."

1. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2012 ,  Mark A. Beyer, 
Roxane Edjlali,  21 June 2012

2. Gartner, Understanding the Logical Data Warehouse: The Emerging Practice, 
Mike Blechar,  31 July 2012

Additional Resources

* Click to download the BigDataEdge  infographic
* Click to download the BigDataEdge  brochure
* Click here for the Infosys BigDataEdge  video
* Read the Infosys Big Data  blog  here

About Infosys

Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.
That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and
outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize
their goals. Visit  http://www.infosys.com  and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY),
with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise today.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these
statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding
fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to
manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which
may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in  India, our ability to attract
and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price,
fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration,
industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international
operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in
telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully
complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our
service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made
strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal
incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on
raising capital or acquiring companies outside  India, and unauthorized use of
our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our
industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are
more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission
filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 
March 31, 2012  and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended  June 30, 2012, 
September 30, 2012  and  December 31, 2012.These filings are available at 
http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and
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shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking
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unless required by law.

For Further information please contact:

Asia Pacific

Abhijith Karthikeya D

Infosys,  India

Phone: +91-80-41563373
Abhijith_Damodar@infosys.com

EMEA
Paul De Lara

Infosys, UK

Phone: +44-2075162748
Paul_deLara@infosys.com

The Americas
Jay Barta

Infosys, US

Phone: +1-510-926-7840
Jay_Barta@Infosys.com

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