Search and recommendation vendor ThinkAnaytics announced this morning that it had expanded the capabilities of its hosted ThinkCloud platform for programmers and service providers.
ThinkCloud is a turnkey, software-as-a-service (SaaS) component that allows service providers to offload IT resources and use a “pay as you grow” business model. ThinkAnalytics said that it also enabled quicker launches of personalized applications as well as faster deployments of its search and recommendation engine.
ThinkCloud comes equipped with out-of-the-box recommendations algorithms, business rules and real-time feedback loops that allow customers to quickly measure and tune their applications. ThinkCloud is pre-integrated with ThinkTV, ThinkSports, ThinkMovies metadata libraries, and metadata provider partners.
ThinkCloud has been deployed with three unnamed European service providers. ThinkAnalytics’ platform is available as a cloud-based, on-premise or hosted solution.
“Cloud-based recommendations enable our customers to get content recommendations up and running with minimal effort,” said Peter Docherty, founder and chief technology officer, ThinkAnalytics. “Our cloud-based solution is built on our leading advanced analytics and business rules engine. ThinkCloud puts our customers in control to launch a range of multiplatform personalization and content marketing applications on their timeframe, faster.”
ThinkAnalytics’ customers include Cox Communications, Fox, Liberty Global, BSkyB, Swisscom, Unitymedia in Germany, Zon in Portugal, and Nordic operator Canal Digital.