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December 15, 2014

CenturyLink acquires Cognilytics

Acquisition extends Big Data and advanced predictive analytics capabilities.

By Ellie Burns

CenturyLink has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.

Cognilytics has developed advanced analytics solutions across multiple industries, in addition to implementing Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and SAP HANA.

"We are excited to expand CenturyLink’s IT Services, Big Data and predictive analytics capabilities through the addition of Cognilytics," said Glen F. Post, III, chief executive officer and president.

"CenturyLink’s network, IT services, cloud, managed and Big Data services, combined with Cognilytics’ decision sciences and advanced predictive analytics, SAP HANA expertise and Big Data solutions, will enable businesses to accelerate their Big Data adoption and monetize their data assets."

Cognilytics founder, Chairman and CEO Gary Gauba will become president of CenturyLink Cognilytics and report to Girish Varma, president, global IT services and new market development at CenturyLink.

"We founded Cognilytics with a mission to help customers monetize their data as a strategic asset. Our new home at CenturyLink will allow us to carry this vision forward. Together, we will focus on solving business problems and building new comprehensive solutions to provide customers with a competitive advantage," Gauba commented.

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