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Malaysia's Multimedia University, Cloudera announce big data initiative

AvantiKumar | Aug. 4, 2016
Students from the University’s Faculty of Computing and Informatics can access the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum.

MMU-Cloudera CAP Partnership 

Photo - Cloudera curriculum on display at MMU.


Data analytics platform provider Cloudera and Malaysia's Multimedia University (MMU) have collaborated to offer the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum

Prof. Dr Ho Chin Kuan, dean of FCI, MMU said that through this programme, students from the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) MMU can access the latest Cloudera Enterprise curriculum, software and skills training for the Apache Hadoop platform.

"By integrating the partnership programme into our curriculum, we are confident that our students will be exposed to cutting-edge data analytics skills and comprehensive Hadoop-based training that will prepare them well for their future work roles," said Prof. Dr Ho.

"This is especially crucial as the Malaysian government has set the year 2020 as the target to see Malaysia become a regional hub for Big Data Analytics (BDA). The demand for these skills is only going to grow," he said, adding that MMU has integrated the content provided by Cloudera into its Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) with a Data Science Specialization program.

This move will cultivate the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) programme, said Daniel Ng, senior director for APAC, Cloudera.

Demand for data professionals

 "We are seeing a strong demand for skilled data professionals, especially for workers who are able to deploy and manage big data initiatives on the Hadoop platform," said Ng.

"In line with the Malaysian government's plans to introduce data science into the curricula of more institutions, Cloudera's partnership programme comes in with the appropriate resources to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Hadoop, as well as to help prepare and certify students for the demands of a future with new big data-related roles across industries," he said.
Through the CAP partnership programme, Cloudera will provide partner institutions with a free, complete, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can readily be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses.

To date, Cloudera has trained more than 40,000 participants and certified more than 10,000 Hadoop professionals. More than 65 percent of the Fortune 100 and all 20 of the top 20 global technology firms have leveraged Cloudera's expertise to train employees on Apache Hadoop.
A subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia (TM), Multimedia University (MMU) was established in July 1996.


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