Paxata Partners With Cisco to Accelerate the Adoption of Self-Service Data Preparation in the Enterprise

Joint Solution Extends Cisco Big Data and Analytics Strategy to Business Analysts

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paxata, provider of the only Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise, today announced a strategic relationship with Cisco which includes a jointly-developed solution, Cisco Data Preparation (CDP), which is being announced at Strata + Hadoop World NY. The relationship includes tight coordination on go-to-market plans and sales engagement strategies across Cisco’s direct and partner ecosystem. Cisco Solutions Manager Bill Kellett will demonstrate CDP in Cisco booth # 425. 

Powered by Paxata, the Cisco Data Preparation offering is a complete software, hardware and services solution. As described in a blog by Kevin Ott, Vice President of Cisco’s Data Virtualization and Analytics Business Unit, this solution will simplify user adoption and accelerate benefits:

  • Leveraging an easy-to-learn and use Excel-like interface and powerful machine intelligence algorithms from Paxata, CDP removes barriers to adoption and elevates business analysts’ skills.
  • Two-way integration with Cisco Data Virtualization helps leverage prior IT investments and closes the gap between the business and IT.
  • CDP’s massively scalable Hadoop and Spark-based architecture ensures that CDP users won’t be constrained by the size of data sets or complexity of analysis.
  • Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data integrates the computing, storage, connectivity, and unified management capabilities needed for high-performance, high-reliability CDP operations.
  • Plus a complete set of Cisco and Partner provided “Plan” and “Build” services ensure CDP implementation success.

“We are delighted to partner with a world-class organization like Cisco as we continue to fulfill our vision to bringing Adaptive Data Preparation to every analyst in the enterprise,” said Prakash Nanduri, Co-founder and CEO of Paxata. “As a key pillar in Cisco’s broader Big Data and Analytics portfolio, Paxata will expand Cisco’s reach by bringing data preparation to a much larger business-facing audience leveraging a state-of-the-art Big Data processing platform that meets IT’s requirements for scale and governance. Additionally, the joint value proposition of Paxata’s platform running on Cisco’s UCS hardware completely changes the economics of computing in the data center in a truly disruptive way.”

While Cisco Data Preparation is sold as a standalone offering, it is ideal for Cisco customers who have invested in Cisco Data Virtualization, Cisco Connected Analytics, Unified Computing Systems and data center investments who want to take a major step forward in their business agility journey. A summary of these benefits is available in this research report authored by Rick F. van der Lans, Independent Business Intelligence Analyst for R20/Consultancy.

Cisco will co-present with Paxata at Strata, in a session entitled: “Expanding your mind to fit the Big Data Center.” Cisco Director of Technical Marketing, Bob Eve, along with Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer Robert Novak and Paxata’s co-founder and VP of Products Nenshad Bardoliwalla will discuss the hyper-convergence of software and hardware and the power of unification, which is completely upending the price-to-performance ratio of enterprise Big Data computing.

Cisco will also be showcased in Paxata’s booth # 301 at the Strata + Hadoop World NY Conference being held on September 29 through October 1, 2015. Attendees will get to experience a hands-on money laundering detection demo which allows them to bring billions of rows of transaction data from multiple systems, combine them all and detect suspicious activities in under five minutes, without any need for sampling or coding. This state-of-the-art demonstration of interactive data preparation at massive scale will run on two Cisco UCS boxes, running eight Apache Spark nodes (C240s), four application servers (C 240s) nodes and three Mongo nodes (C220). This combination provides a streamlined approach to data processing and preparation, all while bypassing the need for a data warehouse layer. A reference architecture published by Cisco will be available at the Paxata booth.

About Paxata
Paxata is the only Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise. Paxata’s platform provides an interactive, analyst-centric data prep experience powered by a unified set of technologies designed from the ground up for comprehensive data integration, data quality, semantic enrichment, collaboration and governance. Information-driven organizations who want to make data worth analyzing use Paxata to explore, clean, shape, and combine all the data they need into rich AnswerSets™ which power ad hoc, operational, predictive and packaged analytics.

Paxata’s platform, built on Apache Spark and optimized to run in Hadoop environments, leverages distributed computing, machine learning and a dynamically visual workspace that promotes transparent governance and ad hoc collaboration. Paxata data prep, powered by IntelliFusion™, is designed to eliminate the need for coding, scripting and sampling. The solution is available as a service, and can be deployed in AWS virtual private clouds or within Hadoop environments at customer sites.

Paxata is headquartered in Redwood City with offices in New York, Ohio and Washington DC. Visit, follow @Paxata, connect on, follow us at and watch us on



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