‘EMC fo­cuses on build­ing skillsets’

Voice&Data - - NEWS AND VIEWS - Ma­lini N ma­linin@cy­ber­me­dia.co.in

How is big data pick­ing up in In­dia?

In In­dia, we are wit­ness­ing a lot of in­ter­est in big data. There are 2 sig­nif­i­cant things—stor­age of big data and an­a­lyt­ics of big data.

On stor­age, there is a lot of de­mand com­ing from oil and gas sec­tor, an­i­ma­tion in­dus­try, health­care, etc. On the an­a­lyt­ics seg­ment, re­tail, tele­com, and bank­ing are go­ing in for big data. Pre­dic­tive an­a­lyt­ics so­lu­tions that can make sense of large amounts of data at at­trac­tive price points and scal­a­bil­ity will drive adop­tion in In­dia.

How do you per­ceive the im­ple­men­ta­tion of big data in the next 5 years?

Why 5 years? Even now, if given an op­tion, or­ga­ni­za­tions would like to take ad­van­tage of the in­for­ma­tion they know or the in­for­ma­tion that is al­ready avail­able in the so­cial me­dia. Ac­tion­able in­tel­li­gence will fa­cil­i­tate to bring the use­ful in­for­ma­tion back to the struc­tured data.

We are cur­rently work­ing with some large cor­po­rates, who term it as a ‘trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney’; and have opted for big data an­a­lyt­ics.

Tech­nolo­gies like GreenPlan are mak­ing it much more af­ford­able to build real-time an­a­lyt­ics to go be­yond struc­tured and un­struc­tured. Ear­lier, it was a com­plex de­ploy­ment but now they can start small and can keep build­ing on it. The tech­nolo­gies have be­come much more af­ford­able.

What are your strate­gies to lever­age big data?

We have in­vested heav­ily on big data. We in­vested over $1.5 bn in In­dia for 5 years from 2010 to 2014. This is an over­all in­vest­ment which goes into cen­ter of ex­cel­lency, sales de­vel­op­ment, ex­pan­sion of R&D, and mar­ket­ing.

EMC is fo­cus­ing on build­ing skillsets. There is a tremen­dous gap of skillsets in the in­dus­try. Through EMC Aca­demic Al­liance pro­gramme, we are col­lab­o­rat­ing with in­sti­tu­tions in the ar­eas of stor­age, cloud com­put­ing, backup re­cov­ery sys­tems, ar­chi­tec­ture and data sci­ence, and big data an­a­lyt­ics tech­nolo­gies. We in­tend to cre­ate data sci­en­tists. We are ad­dress­ing an en­tire gamut of things on big data. We are also work­ing with our part­ners to build so­lu­tions around big data.

How is the re­sponse from the tele­com sec­tor?

The re­sponse is good. Two of our large cus­tomers are from the tele­com ver­ti­cal—one is a ser­vice provider and the other is a VAS provider.

Tele­com is one key area as there are large num­bers of cus­tomers and there is a need to an­a­lyse data in real time. Big data of­fers real-time an­a­lyt­ics and real-time feed­back. So, it is pos­si­ble to tweet the plan in real time and ben­e­fit from it.

Big data is not just about pure play stor­age, it is about vol­ume of the stor­age, ve­loc­ity of the stor­age, com­plex­ity, va­ri­ety that is struc­tured and un­struc­tured—that is one of the sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tages.

Ra­jesh Janey pres­i­dent, EMC In­dia

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