Accenture and Cloudera offer ‘empowering’ Data as a Platform

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by Duncan MacRae| 20 June 2014

New alliance aims to provide enhanced data analytics for more informed real-time decision making.

Technology services and outsourcing firm, Accenture, has joined forces with Cloudera, a specialist in analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, to give clients access to Cloudera's enterprise data hub.

This big data platform could help clients to better utilise their big data and compete in today's increasingly digital world.

Cloudera's enterprise data hub is a central place for clients to store and analyse data, with the flexibility to run a variety of enterprise workloads - including batch processing, interactive SQL, enterprise search and advanced analytics. Through the new agreement, Accenture and Cloudera hope to accelerate the speed in which enterprises in all industries can intake, access and analyse data to enable real-time decision-making and data-driven outcomes.

To gain a competitive advantage from its enterprise data, an organisation must be able to quickly and efficiently operate with all available structured and unstructured data, ranging from text data created five years ago to social media data created five seconds ago. As companies are rapidly transitioning into becoming true digital businesses, they are looking to remodel their technology infrastructures. Some companies will consider Hadoop solutions such as Cloudera's enterprise data hub that puts data at the heart of their data platform. This approach helps enterprises to pursue an enhanced speed to insight with manageability, governance and data protection that they require.

Narendra Mulani, senior MD, Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, said: "Accenture has a strong focus on big data and open source technologies like the Hadoop ecosystem, which includes data mobilization, data management and data access at a large scale.

"Our new alliance with Cloudera further emphasizes our commitment to build an emerging technology ecosystem that complements our existing alliances, offering our clients the greatest opportunity to drive real business results from big data."

Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera, added: "Cloudera's offering and vision for a data management platform aligns with Accenture's digital, analytics, and big data strategy and requirements.

"This alliance benefits our mutual clients by combining Cloudera's enterprise class software with Accenture's deep industry expertise and global scale."

Accenture and Cloudera are jointly supporting clients across a range of industries, offering them big data expertise, Hadoop training, and data acceleration capabilities for real-time decision-making and a return on analytics investments.

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