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42six, a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), is a software development company and systems integrator for the U.S. Government Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD) that specializes in Big Data processing, analytics, and advanced applications support using distributed technologies.

 

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Overview

42six, a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), is a software development company and systems integrator for the U.S. Government Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD) that specializes in Big Data processing, analytics, and advanced applications support using distributed technologies. The organization has developed an application engine called EzBake (EzBake.io), known as the DoDIIS App Engine within the government, which helps agencies including the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency), US Navy, US Army, and other intelligence agencies efficiently migrate their analytics and data processing applications to enterprise data hubs running in the cloud, so they can take advantage of today’s distributed technologies.

Solution

Underpinned by HDFS and open data formats, EzBake enables federal organizations to easily build centralized enterprise data hubs that support various user preferences, methods, workloads, and security requirements. Cloudera was uniquely suited to partner with CSC in this initiative, offering the most robust, stable, and versatile Hadoop platform that incorporates with modularized, leading­edge components of the stack including Apache Accumulo, Apache Spark (incubating), Apache Storm, Apache Kafka, Cloudera Search, and Impala.

Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution is, without a doubt, the most premier and stable one out there. The understanding of the ecosystem, and understanding of the evolution of Hadoop, is obviously a key factor of the business value of Cloudera. But it was also the understanding of the technologies and how they’re migrating and moving. So, for instance, the introduction of Impala was an important part of the decision, and the understanding of the need to insert new technology like Spark.

Matt Carroll, Chief Technology Officer of Defense and Intelligence, CSC

Impact: Higher Productivity, Faster Innovation

As a result of CSC’s innovative use of Cloudera, U.S. government agencies are putting their annual IT budgets to better use, building new applications with greater efficiency and developing new features that add value. Whereas typical application development used to take six to eight months, developers can now create those same applications in under 30 days.

With EzBake, developers focus 80% of their time building new applications and 20% of their time on infrastructure and integration tasks, versus the reverse which was the case previously.