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At Terracon, CloudMoyo Enables Advanced Analytics and AI/ML Applications by Enabling Data and Infrastructure Readiness

CloudMoyo | April 15, 2021

CloudMoyo, a supplier of Intelligent Data Services (IDS) and a preferred partner at the intersection of cloud and AI, and Terracon, an industry-leading engineering consulting firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, are pleased to announce the completion of a data engineering initiative aimed at modernizing the BI platform. This effort is promoting Terracon's readiness for advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Terracon Chief Information Officer Jason Kephart said, "Terracon's vision is to empower its employees with an intuitive self-service data framework that allows them to use analytics and data science applications." “CloudMoyo is a strategic partner in our journey of innovation. The successful introduction of Snowflake data architecture on the Microsoft Azure platform has resulted in centralized access to both structured and semi-structured data, allowing us to use BI and AI capabilities to make smarter business decisions.”

Terracon wanted to integrate disparate data stored on various on-premise SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes into a centralized and cloud-based tabular data model, allowing over 2,000 employees and consultants to view it via real-time reports and dynamic dashboards. CloudMoyo created a new, cloud-based solution with a pipeline built using Azure Data Factory is an orchestration tool to transfer data from on-premises source systems through a single Azure Data Lake.

CloudMoyo has extensive experience delivering services and solutions using Microsoft tools and technology, with over ten years of experience delivering intelligent data, analytics, applications, and implementation services to over 50 customers. This includes Fortune 2000 companies from a variety of sectors, including healthcare and biotechnology, manufacturing, high technology, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), transportation, and railroad.

“We are deeply invested in our customers' success and aim to satisfy our customers by exceeding expectations,” said Manish Kedia, Co-Founder & CEO of CloudMoyo. “CloudMoyo's deep expertise in delivering tools like Snowflake on the Azure platform places us as a strategic partner of choice for our customers, assisting in the delivery of scalable solutions and rapid time-to-value through intelligent data services and innovation at the intersection of cloud and AI.”

About CloudMoyo

CloudMoyo is the go-to global partner with digital solutions at the crossroads of cloud and AI. By innovating at lightspeed, revolutionizing data, and incorporating artificial intelligence into business processes, they enable customers to transform with resilience. To drive customer satisfaction, they offer their strategies through a range of scalable engagement models. Their customer-focused FastTracktoValue methodology has shown to increase vision-to-value.

CloudMoyo, headquartered in Bellevue, WA, has a presence in Kansas City, MO, as well as an innovation hub in Pune, India. The company has a strong track record in delivering business solutions for Fortune 1000 companies such as Microsoft and Kansas City Southern.

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EY | November 28, 2022

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ACA Group Acquires Data Specialist Ethos ESG to Offer First Data Analytics Product

ACA Group | September 26, 2022

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Analytics8 Acquires High-End Data Analytics Consultancy Mashey

Analytics8 | September 23, 2022

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Qlik Recognized as a Customers’ Choice in 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Qlik | October 18, 2022

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