KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia-Pacific Big Data player Pulsate today announced a collaboration with industry majors Dell, Intel, and Revolution Analytics to set up a state-of-the-art Big Data Solutions Centre, Malaysia's first such initiative in the fast-emerging big data analytics arena. This collaboration pools expertise from the four companies and will offer big data analytics infrastructure, solutions, training and proof-of-concept for innovative projects for businesses and government organisations.
Pulsate will focus on leading-edge big data predictive analytics solutions. Pulsate is also investing to set up a Big Data Academy in Kuala Lumpur. This Academy, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, will reinforce Pulsate's leadership position across Asia. Pulse Group's CEO Bob Chua has previously announced plans to become Asia's premier big data solutions provider and will leverage on its marketing analytics business to lead in the predictive analytics space.
"We're very excited to be collaborating with the alliance of leading global partners like Dell, Intel and Revolution Analytics to build our big data and analytics offering," said Pulsate CEO Bob Chua. "We believe Asia has the highest long-term growth potential for big data as organisations are only now starting to realize its numerous benefits. The synergy with our marketing analytics history and Asian dominance puts us in a good position to capitalize on the growth for big data applications in Asia going forward."
International Data Corp (IDC) projects the global big data technology and services market to grow to US$23.8 billion by 2016. IDC expects big data spending in the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$603 million in 2013, up 42.6% over 2012.
"The global market for big data analytics is growing at a rapid pace and businesses across the Asia region are aggressively tapping into the new insights that big data analytics is generating to drive competitiveness," said Revolution Analytics CEO David Rich. "The collaboration with Pulsate is very exciting as it will allow us to work with its approximately 3,000 clients to help build advanced analytics capabilities into their current solutions and bring them into our ecosystem of solution partners."
"Intel is committed to providing the industry with a better foundation from which it can push the limits of innovation and realize the transformational opportunity of big data," said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Intel Malaysia and Singapore. "Our participation with Pulsate together with our partners Dell and Revolution Analytics are a realization of our vision for helping customers, organizations, governments and ISVs in the Southeast Asia region to maximize the growing market opportunities and drive new projects forward."
Dell has transformed itself into a solutions company, having announced 20 acquisitions within the last three to four years to expand its enterprise capabilities. "We have robust, industry-standard x86 servers for big data requirements," said Dell's Managing Director of Commercial Business for Malaysia and Singapore Mr Chue Chee Wei. "Together with our partners, we are pleased to be able to help customers harness the value of big data with industry-leading solutions for proof-of-concept deployments and analytics training."
Pulsate is an Asia-Pacific based Big Data leader, applying advanced predictive analytics to effectively drive sales and increase profits for its customers. The company specialises in predictive analytics and data management services. These services provide significant value to clients by helping them to simulate outcomes, optimize resources, and take an overall leading-edge position amongst their competitors. Pulsate is part of the Pulse Group, Asia's leading Marketing Analytics agency, founded by Bob Chua.
About Revolution Analytics
Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. Led by analytics consulting veteran Dave Rich, the company brings high performance, productivity, and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language. The company's flagship Revolution R Enterprise software is designed to meet the production needs of large organisations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, and media.
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