Metascale Introduces

SAN JOSE, June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MetaScale, the technology solutions provider subsidiary of Sears Holdings (Nasdaq:SHLD), today announced the immediate availability of "Ready-to-Go Reports," a program that delivers the analytic benefits of Big Data and Hadoop to companies at a fraction of the cost, without the need for a dedicated Hadoop environment or costly data scientists.

MetaScale made the announcement at the beginning of the Hadoop Summit, being held here this week. MetaScale is a Gold-level sponsor of the Summit.

"Ready-to-Go Reports," a Reports as a Service offering, leverages decades of knowledge from MetaScale's team of experts and Hadoop Center of Excellence. The service is capable of rapidly performing in-depth analysis of large amounts of social data to provide marketers and others with insights that can help them maximize their efforts in a rapidly changing environment.

"Our Ready-to-Go Reports are a cost-effective solution for companies that may still be seeking to determine the real value of Hadoop and Big Data analytics at their firm," said Ankur Gupta, MetaScale's general manager. "Our team members have the experience and knowledge needed in quickly assembling a customized solution that can address our clients' business intelligence needs." Gupta added that he believes some of the companies that utilize Reports as a Service will quickly realize Hadoop's value, and will move to implement broader-based analytic initiatives as a result.

About MetaScale

MetaScale, an early adopter of Big Data and legacy modernization initiatives, provides cutting-edge technologies, Hadoop training and technology solutions to its customers. As a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, MetaScale understands the value of heritage and the need for constant innovation to drive growth. Through this heritage, MetaScale offers a deep understanding of employing complex Big Data tools to solve traditional business problems in the enterprise. With services such as moving mainframe batch processing to Hadoop, MIPS reduction and ETL modernization, MetaScale can help organizations accelerate a solid return on their Big Data investments. For more information, visit MetaScale at www.metascale.com.
CONTACT: Nathan Nickels         MetaScale         847.286.6149         nathan.nickels@metascale.com                  Steve Friedberg         MMI Communications         610.518.7474         steve@mmicomm.com

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