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News February 18, 2016

Saama Set To Transform The Speed, Scale and Impact of Industry Specific Analytics – Saama Fluid Analytics on Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Redefines Vertical Analytic Solutions

Microsoft Chief Strategist, Cloud+Enterprise, to Discuss Saama collaboration at Intuition 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 18, 2016 — Saama Technologies, Inc., a leading Big Data solutions and services company, today announced a strategic alignment with Microsoft that can deliver analytics advantage at unprecedented speed and scale.  By making Saama’s advanced industry Fluid AnalyticsTM components and services available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, customers can now build and deploy industry specific analytics solutions, and realize business outcomes, in weeks instead of months.

“An estimated 75% of Big Data investments are underperforming, either because they lack the ability to address specific business needs, or they defensively focus on accommodating exploding data volumes,” said Sagar Anisingaraju, Chief Strategy Officer at Saama Technologies. “Through Microsoft Azure, we solve this problem by delivering accelerated, in-the-moment analytics that can both disrupt and transform companies’ ability to leapfrog their markets with deep and precise business outcomes.”

Along with expanding the global reach and availability of the Saama Fluid Analytics capabilities, this collaboration will bring immediate benefit to Saama’s Global 2000 customers, many of whom are seeking out cloud resources to jump-start new analytics projects, or to digest increasing data volumes through IoT and other sources.

“Our customers are looking for targeted Cloud-based analytics solutions that can handle massive amounts of data and produce faster, outcome-driven results,” said James Staten, Chief Strategist, Cloud + Enterprise at Microsoft Corp. “Saama solutions delivered through Microsoft Azure enable our customers to access powerful insights across complex data sets in less time.”

Saama has made three industry-specific analytics QuickStarts – Real World Analytics for life sciences, Patient Experience Analytics for healthcare, and Fraud Analytics for insurance – immediately available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.  Saama QuickStarts provide the initial entry point to deep, vertical-specific insights through Fluid Analytics components and service packages that provide the speed and specificity needed to achieve disruptive business outcomes.

Microsoft is an important addition to Saama’s growing strategic ecosystem, which includes companies such as Cisco, Salesforce, Tableau, Hortonworks, Informatica and Hyosung.

This announcement coincides with Saama’s annual Intuition conference where leading executives, data scientists and analysts share the key developments and innovations that will shape the future of the analytics industry.

About Saama

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Saama is the leading data science solutions and services company delivering Big Data solutions to Global 2000 clients. Our Fluid Analytics EngineTM maximizes existing customer infrastructure, allowing us to focus the white space between existing capabilities and the critical business questions that need to be answered.  We are unique in our ability to combine our Fluid Analytics Engine with our vertical expertise to drive the rapid adoption of advanced analytics into company-specific business processes in a matter of weeks. We give our clients competitive advantage by strategically using internal and external data assets to grow revenue, improve operating efficiencies and delight customers in new ways. Clients include Actelion, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco, CSAA Insurance Group, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Motorists, PayPal, and Unilever.

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