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Cloudera and Tech Data forge strategic partnership to accelerate turnkey Smart City and IoT projects across ASEAN

Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, announced the appointment of Tech Data as their first ASEAN distributor as well as the availability of a new integrated Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions built on Cloudera.

Tech Data, one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, will now 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, hyper converged systems and software for various segments of the data management process. Tech Data’s Big Data Analytics & IoT business unit has been specially designed to empower partners to use technology to bolster Smart City investments and initiatives which are the cornerstone of all governments across the region.

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, as indicated by Price WaterhouseCoopers1. 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, 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. With access to playbooks, blueprints, and a wide range of Cloudera’s value-added training and professional services, our partners can look forward to a streamlined and well-supported implementation process that will help end-users to accelerate their digital transformation and their contribution to local Smart City initiatives.”

“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. End-users will now be able to easily manage and access their data and drive deeper insights for intelligent decision making,” said Mark Micallef, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan at Cloudera.

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