Infochimps Launches Big Data Platform

Austin-based Infochimps said Wednesday that it is looking to make its technology--not just its warehouse of data sets--available to other companies, with the release of a new Infochimps Platform for Big Data. The new product offering is made up of a suite of technologies the firm developed internally to manage the vast amounts of data the company has been making available through its APIs; the firm said the platform came from its efforts to adapt Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Chef, and other tools to manage all of the data sets and updates in its marketplace. Pricing on the new offering was not announced.