CenturyLink’s Global IT Services is delivering a fully managed big-data offering powered by Cloudera Enterprise.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 23, 2016

2 Min Read
Big Data

Cloudera has expanded its partnership with CenturyLink to deliver big data as a service, with the goal of helping customers gain value from all of their data.

CenturyLink's Mahesh DalviCenturyLink’s Global IT Services is delivering a fully managed big-data offering powered by Cloudera Enterprise. Mahesh Dalvi, CenturyLink’s vice president for technology architecture, tells Channel Partners that the two companies are working together to deliver the offering to help partners and customers “reap benefits by leveraging the power of cloud-based big data as a service.”

“This combined big-data offering will simplify some of the management complexities from Hadoop operations,” he said. “Customers will be able to deploy the managed service on AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform or any other hyperscale cloud environment. The big data-as-a-service offering will exponentially speed time to deploy Cloudera Enterprise. This will enable Cloudera and CenturyLink (partners and customers) to spend more time working with data and generating new insights that drive business.”

By using Cloudera Enterprise, CenturyLink will gain a more complete view of its customers across all of its systems, products and interaction channels. The telco will use the Cloudera platform to perform advanced analytics for software-defined networks (SDN) and network virtualization to monitor and further optimize its global communications network.{ad}

“CenturyLink and Cloudera have a history of outstanding customer service and innovation, and we’re pleased to be helping deliver a data management and analytics platform that drives significant business benefits,” said Tom Reilly, Cloudera’s CEO. “CenturyLink’s big data-as-a-service offerings will make concepts like advanced analytics, machine learning, and real-time data more available and accessible to more people. And that’s where true business transformation happens.”

CenturyLink’s big data-as-a-service offerings are under development and expected to be generally available later this year. Cloudera managed services by CenturyLink are generally available today.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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