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Collect data, that's good. Knowing what to do is better ... The French start-up OpenDataSoft helps clients enhance their Big Data to the United States!

23 May 2016

Store large volumes of data, it's a job. Make them usable is another matter. This is the area of OpenDataSoft. Founded in 2011 by three former Exalead, an Internet search engine bought by Dassault Systèmes, the Parisian firm is already one of the great French specialists in recovery and data visualization. This is the case in the field of open data, the data made available by the authorities, public services or companies.

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«The movement has left the United States in 2008 when the administration decided to make the information available to citizens to promote economy,explains Franck Carassus, marketing director and co-founder of OpenDataSoft.It then spread to the United Kingdom before reaching France in 2011». Search engines and processing large volumes of data is not without analogies, leaders of OpenDataSoft reflected on the best way to open these data. Their technique is based on two pillars, viewing, with graphics, data and APIs - application programming interfaces - to treat.

OpenDataSoft is already recognized in the US

Result, the company has twenty employees has convinced departments, communities like the City of Paris, network companies like Veolia, SNCF, the RATP or Keolis. Newspapers, insurance companies are also among its approximately 70 customers.

OpenDataSoft has even attached in early 2015, customers of the county and the city of Durham, North Carolina.« The market is very mature in the United States and ends in a large civic movement that uses public data to improve people's lives, says Franck Carassus We are gettiing down to understand this ecosystem into a land of conquest.».

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