Kaizen Redux – Machine Learning Leader Skytree Expands to Japan with BrainPad Partnership


Japanese Companies Gain Access to Best-in-class Machine Learning Software

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO— April 24, 2014 — Skytree®, the Machine Learning Company®, today announced a strategic partnership with Japanese Big Data provider BrainPad Inc. to expand Skytree’s patented predictive analytics software to Japanese markets. With this partnership, Skytree and BrainPad will offer advanced data analysis software and support for Japanese customers. BrainPad will become a Premier Partner in Japan for distributing Skytree’s flagship product, Skytree Server.

“Machine Learning on Big Data essentially represents the second wave of Kaizen. BrainPad and Skytree share a common vision of how Machine Learning and Big Data give companies around the world a competitive advantage,” said Martin Hack, CEO and co-founder of Skytree. “BrainPad has tremendous expertise and experience working with the most forward-looking organizations in Japan, and will help us gain a foothold in this market.”

Skytree Server delivers advanced analytics across Big Data streams using best-in-class Machine Learning. The technology offers scalable solutions ranging from predicting future trends to recommendation systems on massive data sets. Skytree Server will help Japanese companies improve their ability to develop predictive insights faster and more accurately.

“BrainPad is focused on helping major Japanese companies leverage Big Data better to compete more effectively in the global market,” said Takafumi Kusano, CEO of BrainPad. “We are partnering with Skytree because they have the most advanced Machine Learning product that will help our customers develop value from their Big Data faster.”

BrainPad is a leading systems integrator of Big Data management and analytic solutions. Its platforms enable customers in the financial services, energy, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries to build modern analytic solutions. Skytree is also investing in training and support for BrainPad’s data scientists to employ Skytree Server on the BrainPad platform.

Skytree previously announced integration with Cloudera Enterprise 5 this April, and currently offers Apache Hadoop integration with leading providers including Cloudera, MapR and Hortonworks. The company plans to debut additional products to enhance the user experience in the next quarter.

To learn more about Skytree and BrainPad please visit http://www.skytree.net/.

About Skytree
Skytree® – The Machine Learning Company® is disrupting the Advanced Analytics market with a Machine Learning platform that gives organizations the power to discover deep analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations and reveal untapped markets and customers. Advanced Analytics is quickly becoming a strategic technology in the age of Big Data. Backed by Investments from US Venture Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, Samsung, UPS and In-Q-Tel, Skytree is at the forefront with enterprise-grade Machine Learning. Skytree’s flagship product – Skytree Server – is the only general purpose platform on the market, built for the highest accuracy, speed and scalability.

About BrainPad Inc. (TSE First Section: 3655)
Since BrainPad was founded in 2004, before the term “big data” became well-known worldwide, the company has worked to support decision-making by clients through the analysis of large volumes of data. Currently, as a pioneer in data analysis and related services, BrainPad provides everything from analytical support to data utilization solutions, for clients in the financial, retail, manufacturing, and service sectors.

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