IKANOW and Aveshka Develops New Candor Big Data Analytics Platform

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Candor is a comprehensive, cutting-edge, cloud-based analytics solution to the complex data challenges facing business and government leaders

Aveshka, an emerging national security small business, has launched a new data analytics platform, Candor, powered by the IKANOW Enterprise open source platform. Candor fuses the IKANOW platform with cutting edge methodologies, customized software, and subject matter experts in intelligence, finance, and health care to deliver data-driven solutions to customers on risks and opportunities.

“Candor powered by IKANOW Enterprise increases the speed of data discovery and empowers our analysts to focus on solving their most pressing challenges – transforming relevant data into useful insights,” said Christopher Kenly, Vice President of Innovative Analytic Solutions at Aveshka. “The IKANOW platform is a critical resource in automating data collection and analysis.”

Aveshka recently deployed Candor Finance to successfully identify millions of dollars in assets for recovery, assisting in a major real estate bankruptcy case in Europe. Candor analysts delivered a risk-informed relationship map on this case within one week of project initiation, generating new and substantive leads and findings of malfeasance, and reinvigorating the client’s two-year investigation.

“Aveshka’s analytics team is excited to continue to develop and implement customized services using the IKANOW core platform across numerous market sectors,” Mr. Kenly said.

For national security clients, Candor Intel provides the capability to conduct counterterrorism and counterintelligence analysis through risk-based targeting and complex network mapping across classified and non-classified information systems, as well as social media and other open source information. Candor Intel includes tailored investigative solutions such as a case and document management system and network mapping software.

To assist medical research organizations and physicians in identifying patients for clinical trials, Candor Health provides the capability to conduct analysis of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) of various data formats and across structured and unstructured sources.

Chris Morgan, President at IKANOW stated, “Partnering with Aveshka to deliver the Candor solution to the marketplace is truly a disruptive capability to the analysis software landscape. We at IKANOW are exited about the increase in analytical value it will add to our open source platform for our clients.”


IKANOW was founded in 2011 as a result of the observations and lessons learned by its founders working with the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community over the past several decades. We set out to solve the underlying issues of synthesizing structured and unstructured data for analytical consumption. Our goal is to enable mission agility by reducing the time required for analytical business value. IKANOW is also committed to removing current technology and knowledge gaps to help open-source approaches gain mass appeal and adoption among enterprises and technology vendors alike. For more information on IKANOW or its core product, Infinit.e, visit

About Aveshka:

Aveshka is an emerging, minority and employee-owned small business that combines unconventional skill sets from the military, academic, and national security communities to provide 360-degree intelligence capabilities. We specialize in providing all-source intelligence integration, open-source exploitation, and alternative analytic perspectives to address both traditional and emerging national security challenges – from counterterrorism to threat finance to homeland security. Aveshka focuses on integrating expert personnel, streamlined processes, and enabling technologies to increase analytic efficiency and effectiveness. For more information on Aveshka, visit

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