Saama Technologies, Inc., the leading pure-play analytics solutions company, today announced Fluid Analytics Engine, a highly flexible analytics technology that results in fast, measurable business outcomes exactly suited to meet customer needs. This allows companies to use advanced analytics for competitive advantages in days or weeks as opposed to months or quarters, in even the most challenging enterprise environments. The Saama Fluid Analytics Engine is the first of its kind to fully break free from platform or application paradigms and to completely focus on fast data fabric capabilities, accepting that change and the need for speed are the only constants for companies today.

The Fluid Analytics Engine (FAE) rapidly fuses Saama’s Ready Analytics solution components, partner technologies, third-party data and last-mile business visualization and exploration with existing IT assets and new data sources such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to address the rapid changes taking place in global markets, allowing customers to fully capitalize on Big Data opportunities. Examples of Saama’s broad suite of Ready Analytics solutions powered by the FAE include Real World Evidence Analytics (Life Science), Customer Analytics (all industries), Insurance Fraud Analytics and Predictive Churn Analytics.

“Information consumer applications need to access combinations of information and analysis across multistructured data located in multiple cloud and on-premises services,” according to analysts at Gartner. “The related integration technologies and business models for information consumer applications are still being defined, but a market and set of market categories will emerge over the next two to three years.” (1)

Along these lines, pre-integration is a core capability of the FAE; reusability, repeatability and flexibility are further foundational features. The FAE flexibly combines existing assets and new components across the layers of the data stack, and powers the new solution as a runtime, highly scalable engine. Specific analytical solution’s specifications are defined as a configuration instead of hard coding. In addition to offering several connector choices, the FAE can complement the customers’ existing infrastructure with available Saama extensions for any custom needs. FAE is a patented technology that addresses:

  • The build and power-up between the business need definition and business outcome for the shortest time-to-value.
  • The desire for the least change management and cost.

“When it comes to the fundamental business needs for analytics, there is nothing more important than speed and flexibility – because markets never stand still,” said Sagar Anisingaraju, Saama Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Engineering. “Any static software or packaged platform that is coded and released for a certain time or technology stack is quickly out of date. On the other hand, a pure services approach does not scale and is rarely cost-effective, even if it will address the immediate issue the customer is looking for. Saama’s Fluid Analytics Engine offers the only flexible and fast way to achieve data-driven business outcomes without present and future constraints.”

The Fluid Analytics Engine includes specific capabilities for data management, integration technologies, a security model, a broad set of more than 3000 algorithms to support data science, and a varied set of templates and capabilities for visualization. It is fine-tuned to make the most of unlimited cloud resources and Hadoop-built data lakes. In addition, Saama leverages strategic partnerships e.g. with Google, Amazon, Hortonworks, Informatica and Tableau to incorporate best-of-breed Master Data Management (MDM), visualization or other technologies as required by the customer.

The FAE is available immediately and is sold in support of Saama’s existing suite of Ready Analytics solutions, or as a reusable delivery engine with which customers can quickly develop any solution they want.