Outsourcer Capgemini has extended its partnership with Cloudera in a bid to accelerate Big Data deployment in Australia.
The partnership comes with the launch of two new offerings that combine Cloudera's data management platform, Cloudera Enterprise, with Capgemini's service and support.
As part of the extended partnership, Capgemini is significantly accelerating its global investment in the Cloudera platform.
A global reseller agreement between Cloudera and Capgemini will offer customers access to a 'one stop shop' for their Big Data projects.
In addition, Capgemini is ramping up training within its own delivery team with over 500 additional consultants to be trained in the next 18 months. The new offerings include an Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator and Data Science-as-a-Service.
The accelerator offering will help organisations more quickly and effectively execute their first Big Data projects, by providing a clear and complete roadmap on how to scale data governance, analytics and data platforms to become part of a full enterprise-wide Big Data strategy to aid business transformation.
The Data Science-as-a-Service provides anticipatory intelligence services such as: Supply chain risk monitoring, fraud and anti-money laundering, brand reputation monitoring and key influencers Intelligence.
Capgemini group chief technology officer, Manuel Sevilla, said consumers were being empowered with data everywhere with sensors being bolted onto all the objects we interact with.
"Frontiers between the digital and bricks-and-mortar worlds are disappearing, so organisations' business models are being disrupted," he said.
"Addressing real business challenges such as managing the evolution of the Customer Experience or the impact of the Internet of Things requires Big Data.
"Partnering closely with Cloudera allows us to accelerate the execution of Big Data projects."
Cloudera chief executive officer, Tom Reilly, said Capgemini had the expertise and experience to deliver on Big Data projects.
"They make it easy for companies to derive value from their Big Data investments," he said.
"Together, we are helping define the future of data management by enabling enterprise data hubs — one place to store all data for as long as desired in its original fidelity — and by ensuring that Big Data customers can benefit from Cloudera's technology leadership and Capgemini's services expertise."
Capgemini and Cloudera first announced their global partnership in October 2013 for enterprise data management.
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