Through the partnership, the companies will be offering two major new products. The first, an "Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator," is a tool for helping organizations plan Big Data strategies by combining Cloudera's Big Data platform consulting services for data analytics and management.
The second new offering is what the companies are calling a "Data Science-as-a-Service" platform. Leveraging Cloudera Enterprise for data storage and management and Capgemini's data analytics services, the product provides a way for enterprises to address "all aspects of Data Science and Analytics, including data inventory and preparation; predictive and prescriptive modeling; classification and clustering, machine learning, simulation and optimization, visualization and deployment," according to the companies, without having to invest in data analytics skills in-house.
In addition to delivering these two offerings, California-based Cloudera and Capgemini, which has its main offices in Paris, have also reached a reseller agreement as part of the partnership. The companies hope that deal will appeal to enterprises searching for "a 'one-stop shop' for their Big Data projects."
At the same time, Capgemini is expanding its Big Data expertise in the form of 500 new consultants whom it plans to add to its staff over the next 18 months, it said in a statement regarding the partnership with Cloudera.