“Big Data: new synergy between Atos and Bull”

Paris, 9 April 2015

Datalift powered by bullion: the richness of the Semantic Web combined with the power of processing

Atos, an international leader in digital services, announces a new advance in its Big Data range by welcoming the Datalift solution to manage massive flows of heterogeneous information on bullion, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull. Bullion will enable Datalift to be tested on sets of data containing up to a billion triplets, which is 1,000 times more than on initial developments.

Datalift has been designed by and for public and private organisations wishing to master and enhance their information assets while focusing on creating digital value and going beyond the limits of databases. Datalift is a Semantic Web solution that can consolidate, structure and enrich data sets, regardless of their size, format or source, to enable them to be dynamically analysed and produce new data with very high added value. Major French administrative bodies, such as IGN and INSEE, have adopted Datalift to capitalize on massive sets of data.

By having the solution powered by bullion, Atos provides Datalift with a highly effective platform that helps accelerate real-time decision-making. With unparalleled memory capacity, bullion is particularly well-suited to Big Data applications requiring in-memory processing.

With bullion, the power of processing will enable to implement significant inference*, which is highly appreciated and well-adapted to the Semantic Web. Furthermore, the ability to dynamically reconfigure bullion (Software Defined Hardware), thereby increasing capacity on demand, is very well-adapted to the ranges of datasets to be processed on Datalift.

For Jean-Marie Simon, CEO of Atos France, "Data governance is central to the digital transformation of companies and the Semantic Web (or data Web) harbours vast potential to handle the explosion in the volume of information and enrich them with knowledge. With bullion, Datalift users will enjoy a powerful, upgradeable, secure Big Data solution while reducing their operating costs."

* An inference engine is software that corresponds to an algorithm simulating deductive reasoning. It enables expert systems to generate logical reasoning and derive conclusions from a fact base and a knowledge base. This type of engine uses large quantities of memory and employs significant processing capacity.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information contact:

Anne de Beaumont
+33 6 23 76 19 41
anne.debeaumont@atos.net