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Infosys Launches BigDataEdge: New Platform Develops Enterprise Insights up to Eight Times Faster, Fosters Near Real-Time Decisions and Actions

February 20, 2013

NEW YORK, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Infosys [http://www.infosys.com/pages/index.aspx ] today announced the launch of
BigDataEdge [http://www.infosys.com/bigdataedge/pages/index.aspx ] to radically simplify
the complex task of analyzing Big Data to discover relevant information. By empowering
business users to rapidly develop insights from vast amounts of structured and
unstructured data, better business decisions can be made in near real-time. With Infosys
BigDataEdge, enterprises can reduce the time taken to extract information by up to 40
percent and generate insights up to eight times faster.

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Infosys BigDataEdge includes:

        - A rich visual interface with more than 50 customizable dashboards and 250
          built-in algorithms. These algorithms, a set of reusable business rules both function
          and industry-specific, enable business teams to self-serve the process of building
          insights while minimizing the need for technical intervention
        - Over 50 data source connectors, which allow easy access to structured and
          unstructured data residing across enterprise and external sources. This would enable
          acceleration of discovery of relevant information from existing, underutilized data
        - A powerful collaboration wall and pre-built workflows that allow teams across
          functions to interact on insights and collectively implement decisions
        - A Logical Data Warehouse providing a virtual data management architecture,
          eliminates the need for physical availability of data to build and test insights
        - 'Out-of-the-box' applications for specific industry needs such as fraud
          detection and prevention, predictive analytics and monitoring, and customer
          micro-segmentation that deliver faster returns on investment

Announcing the new platform, Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head – Cloud,
Infosys, said, “Enterprises today cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time
making sense of the data deluge that surrounds them. Infosys BigDataEdge draws upon our
deep research and development capabilities and proven expertise in Big Data and analytics
to help clients turn data into revenues faster. This unique platform is already enabling
ten global organizations to develop actionable insights in a matter of days and act on
them from day one.”

Supporting Quotes

Cetin Ozbutun, Vice President, Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies, Oracle(R),
said: “Big Data can provide our customers with superior agility and insight to make better
business decisions. Infosys has demonstrated the ability to deliver needed skills for
Oracle’s Big Data solutions, as well as for Oracle(R)’s industry leading data warehousing
and analytics platforms. The Infosys BigDataEdge platform leverages Oracle(R) Big Data
Appliance and Oracle(R) Exadata Database Machine to help our clients acquire, organize,
analyze, and take action on these insights and produce a faster return on their Big Data
investments.”

Tim Stevens, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Cloudera, said, “In
this era of Big Data, organizations are demanding that actionable insights be both timely
and cost-effective if they are to provide real competitive advantage. The Infosys
BigDataEdge solution fully utilizes Cloudera’s industry leading technologies to enable
enterprises to process their structured and unstructured data assets and gain real-time
actionable insights with ease.”

Mark Beyer, Research Vice President, Gartner, said, “The Logical Data Warehouse is a
new data management architecture for analytics which combines the strengths of traditional
repository warehouses with alternative data management and access strategy.[1] Logical
Data Warehouse is the answer to address the Big Data needs and enterprises should choose
Big Data platforms that embrace this approach.[2]”

‘Ray’ Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc., added, “As
organizations shift from real-time to right time, organizations seek relevant insight in
order to make business decisions. Big Data must be relevant and contextual in order to
deliver business value. Constellation sees the rise of Big Data hubs as one of many key
solutions in reducing the complexity and improving context.”

1. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2012 , Mark A. Beyer, Roxane
Edjlali, 21 June 2012

2. Gartner, Understanding the Logical Data Warehouse: The Emerging Practice, Mike
Blechar, 31 July 2012

Additional Resources

        - Click to download the BigDataEdge infographic
          [http://www.infosysblogs.com/bigdata/blog-index.html ]
        - Click to download the BigDataEdge brochure
          [http://www.infosys.com/bigdataedge/resources/Documents/realizing-business-value.pdf ]
        - Click here for the Infosys BigDataEdge video
          [http://www.infosys.com/bigdataedge/pages/index.aspx ]
        - Read the Infosys Big Data blog
          [http://www.infosysblogs.com/bigdata/blog-index.html ] here

About Infosys

Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That’s
why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading
provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys
helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit
http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is
Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise(R) today.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to,
risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign
exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including
those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to
attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price,
fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry
segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand
for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system
failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions,
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which
Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal
incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising
capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual
property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that
could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States
Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for
the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended June 30, 2012,
September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012.These filings are available at
http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral
forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does
not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time
by or on behalf of the company, unless required by law.

        For Further information please contact:

        Asia Pacific
        Abhijith Karthikeya D
        Infosys, India
        Phone: +91-80-41563373
        Abhijith_Damodar@infosys.com

        EMEA
        Paul De Lara
        Infosys, UK
        Phone: +44-2075162748
        Paul_deLara@infosys.com

        The Americas
        Jay Barta
        Infosys, US
        Phone: +1-510-926-7840
        Jay_Barta@Infosys.com


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