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TCS and Cloudera Cloudera certified Big Data experts

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), India’s global IT firm, has tied-up with US-based Cloudera, an enterprise analytics data management provider, to offer Big Data and analytics services globally.

Part of the deal is that TCS’s team of Big Data experts will be certified through the Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP) program, and its products will be validated through the Cloudera Certified Technology Programme (CCTP), TCS said on Monday.

Satya Ramaswamy, global head for TCS Digital Enterprise said “Big Data is playing a central role in helping enterprises reimagine their businesses” and Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera, said the TCS’s investment in Cloudera has made it “the world’s largest group of Cloudera certified professionals”.

TCS is banking on making money from emerging technologies such as social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) to stay ahead. In June 2013, it set up a separate digital enterprise unit in Silicon Valley to house its SMAC computing technology services in one place. Last month, TCS said in a global trend report that digital spending by enterprises globally is expected to be a $113 million in 2014, as these organizations see digital initiatives, such as Big Data, analytics, cloud computing, mobile and pervasive computing, social media, robotics, and artificial intelligence, as being crucial to their business success in this decade.

According to a February report by research firm Offshore Insights, Global 2000 firms will spend 15-16% of their information technology (IT) services and outsourcing budgets on SMAC and India will export $15 billion worth of SMAC software and services in fiscal 2017, despite SMAC currently accounting for less than 10% of the revenue of IT services firms. According to global research firm International Data Corp. (IDC), Indian IT vendors will generate at least $225 billion in SMAC-related revenue in 2020.