Cloudera announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with Tech Data to accelerate turnkey smart city and IoT projects across ASEAN.
Under the partnership, Tech Data will become Cloudera’s first ASEAN distributor, and will deliver turnkey smart city and IoT solutions for data center, cloud, analytics, security, and mobility service providers.
The integrated solution suite comprises enterprise hardware, compute, storage, hyperconverged systems and software for various segments of the data management process. Cloudera says Tech Data’s Big Data Analytics & IoT business unit has been specially designed to bolster smart city investments and initiatives.
According to Price WaterhouseCoopers [PDF], the hallmark of a smart city is the ability to gather data from multiple sources and convert it into actionable insights for the efficient and sustainable management of the city. In this environment, the importance of data security cannot be underestimated and needs to be made a priority from the outset.
Serving this need, Tech Data’s ready-to-use solution built on Cloudera provides a holistic and secure open source platform that enables high-performance, usability, and cost-efficiency.
“Tech Data and Cloudera have come together to provide advanced machine learning and analytics capabilities that will help our business partners and their end users to better manage their data and capture key business insights for informed decision-making securely,” said Bennett Wong, vice president and general manager of ASEAN at Tech Data. “The addition of the Cloudera Enterprise platform to our solutions suite enables us to further transform technology products into integrated business solutions for our partners.”
“The accuracy of data and integrity of processes are critical to the success of Smart City initiatives. Through this partnership, we are now able to extend our reach to help Tech Data deliver an integrated solution to an expanded network of partners in the ASEAN region,” said Mark Micallef, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan at Cloudera.