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Kx, which was acquired by the company in a £41.5m deal in July, has been selected by Gyana AI, to power its behavioural analytics platform.
Gyana's technology enables its clients, who range from retailers and consulting firms to government agencies, to obtain deeper insights from the analysis of location data. It's used to gather insights into customer patterns deciphered from massive amounts of geo-located data using artificial intelligence, which in turn can inform expansion opportunities for clients.
The spread of internet enabled devices has resulted in an explosion of data and a digital record of customer actions and locations.
Joyeeta Das, chief executive officer of Gyana, said: "We require technology that can process billions of IoT (internet of things) and telecommunications data points per day efficiently; both streaming and batch processing and the option of cloud or deployed.
"All of these things make Kx the ideal technology to help us to deliver to our clients".
Brian Conlon, chief executive officer of Kx, added: "With the exponential growth of data due to IoT and sensors, the demand for data-driven insights continues to expand.
"Kx technology is built to provide data-driven insights in real time, making it the perfect database to power Gyana's innovative platform."