Teradata pours $50-M in new data center in PH

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By Tom Noda US-based Big Data and analytics company Teradata announced on Thursday, October 9, the launch of its “Americas Development Center” (ADC) in the Philippines that will provide services to data-driven businesses in North America. [caption id="attachment_21966" align="aligncenter" width="598"]In photo are (from left): Teradata Philippine country manager Ella Mae Ortega, vice president president for global professional services David Klumb, and vice president of Teradata's Americas Region Professional Services Robert Cromer In photo are (from left): Teradata Philippine country manager Ella Mae Ortega, vice president president for global professional services David Klumb, and vice president of Teradata’s Americas Region Professional Services Robert Cromer[/caption] The data center is located at Teradata’s newly opened second local office at the 32nd and 33rd floors of the EcoTower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). The company’s first office is also located at the BGC. Teradata, which invested around $50 million in the new facility, said it plans to hire a number of local employees within a year to operate the facility. It is also Teradata’s second ADC next to its site in India. “The $50 million investment is for this expansion alone. We’re investing on people, hiring, training, facilities, network bandwidth and other needs,” said Robert Cromer, vice president of Teradata’s Americas Region Professional Services. “The new Philippine office will provide additional services capabilities for our Big Data analytics, database migration and managed services segments, the areas where we see the most demand from our clients,” Cromer said The executive noted that the site?s capabilities cover data integration, operational support, migration, business intelligence, big data analytics, testing, marketing, application development and support services. Also provided by the new ADC site are Teradata’s integrated set of hardware and software offerings, including solutios for Hadoop, the Terdata Aster Discovery portfolio, and marketing applications. According to Teradata Philippines country manager Ella Mae Ortega, the new office will serve as the company’s second largest professional services provider worldwide. “Teradata’s investment in the Philippines will definitely help boost our economic growth by creating more jobs. We strongly believe that the Philippines is well-positioned to supply the skilled resources required to implement and support big data projects for our clients in the Americas,” she said. ]]>

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