CenturyLink launches 'integrated big data' for global firms

Staff writer
08 Feb 2017

CenturyLink has launched CenturyLink Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) with Managed Cloudera, a new managed service offering.

The company said the new offering combines CenturyLink's expertise in data and advanced analytics, network, cloud and application services with the highly secure Apache Hadoop-based data management and analytics platform from Cloudera.

This managed service delivers data integration and analytics consulting to help customers deliver use cases for increasing sales, streamlining operations, improving customer engagement and gaining competitive advantage.

Many organizations lack the in-house resources, expertise and strategy needed to successfully leverage their big data, especially as the Internet of Things (IoT) places more demands on their IT infrastructure.

CenturyLink BDaaS, led by specialized consulting from the company's team of big data experts, delivers a comprehensive managed service backed by infrastructure that can handle data-intensive workloads, including surges. This enables rapid analysis of large and complex data sets, the company said.

CenturyLink BDaaS is enhanced by adding data and advanced analytics consulting services supported by a deep bench of Cloudera-certified data scientists and Cloudera Hadoop solution administrators, developers and architects. The solution, bolstered by CenturyLink's global high-speed network connectivity, provides storage, processing, and management components deployed on CenturyLink Cloud Bare Metal servers.

As a preferred Cloudera partner, this new BDaaS solution on Cloudera Enterprise furthers CenturyLink's commitment to its recently expanded strategic alliance with Cloudera.

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