Pivotal, a software company resulting from an initiative from VMware and EMC, recently opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre in Singapore to help enterprises accelerate their big data analytics projects.
Supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the centre provides enterprises with an infrastructure and test bed to experiment and create proof of concepts (POC). This is especially beneficial for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as it eliminates the need for significant upfront investment in skills and infrastructure. Pivotal data scientists will also work directly with enterprises to implement the POC.
The centre will also showcase prototypes across several verticals to demonstrate the benefit of a big data analytics project.
In response to the increasing demand for analytics professionals, the centre will offer training to professionals that will fill knowledge gaps and expose them to best practices. Training courses can last from five days to 12 weeks. Participants will be able to bring their big data problems and work on them under the guidance of Pivotal experts during the training.
Melissa Ries, vice president and general manager, APJ, Pivotal, believes that the centre will help lower the cost and risk of big data projects, thus encouraging more enterprises to embark on them. "[With the Pivotal Innovation Centre,] businesses will now have a space, the infrastructure and the help of Pivotal experts to solve advanced problems through a working POC without the risk of a failed high-cost initiative."
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