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A*STAR BATC and Red Hat to drive adoption of open source solutions for analytics

Nurdianah Md Nur | Oct. 7, 2013
Open source technology provides the reliability, scalability and enterprise support required by BATC to develop business analytics applications.

Red Hat has partnered Singapore's A*STAR Business Analytics Translational Centre (BATC) to drive innovation and adoption of business analytics with open source solutions.

The two organisations will collaborate in the areas of big data, middleware, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), cloud and storage, for the innovation and development of current and upcoming analytics projects.

According to a joint press statement, open source technology provides the reliability, scalability and enterprise support required by BATC. BATC has developed a number of open source-based applications for data analytics such as SocialSense, which enables organisations to analyse user-generated data feeds on social media platforms. SocialSense runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and incorporates a number of A*STAR intellectual properties in data analytics, semantic information processing and text mining.

Dr Tan Geok Leng, chairman of BATC Management Committee and executive director for the Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR, said:  "We are cognizant of the advantages open source technology offers to drive the development of rapid prototype applications for business and technical requirements gathering and business use-case validation. Organisational lead users can then discern the value of business analytics and formulate effective strategies for organisational-wide business analytics transformation."

 

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