For Globe Telecom Inc., one of the Philippines’ leading communications providers, effectively managing and using its data was integral to not only meeting the rapid and unprecedented demands of data in the country, but also to maintaining its competitive edge in a fast-moving global industry.

Cloudera’s data lake – also known as the Cloudera Data Platform – offered Globe’s Enterprise Data Office (EDO) the key to future-proofing the organisation.

Remus Lim, managing director of Cloudera ASEAN and India, explains the importance of having a robust data platform and why the Globe-Cloudera Big Data Analytics Project was key in winning the Big Data & Analytics award in this year’s Peak Tech Laureates.

Managing director of Cloudera ASEAN and India, Remus Lim.
Managing director of Cloudera ASEAN and India, Remus Lim.

What sets Cloudera Data Platform apart from others?
An effective data management architecture is one that offers the speed and agility the business users want, while delivering the security and governance that information technology (IT) teams demand.

The Cloudera Data Platform supports any cloud to provide maximum choice and flexibility, supports multi-function analytics, offers unified security, governance, metadata and control, and is 100 per cent open source.

This means that the platform provides a breadth of functionality covering the entire data and analytics lifecycle: from collecting and reporting data, to using that information for predictions to deliver ongoing business value while helping to manage, secure, and govern data across multiple clouds.

How can data analytics and having a robust data platform help future-proof organisations?
Although data is the fuel that powers the modern enterprise, it is only useful when organisations can explore, analyse, and transform it into intelligence and action.

A robust data platform such as an enterprise data cloud can enable organisations to run multi-function analytics while helping to manage, secure, and govern data distributed across on-premises, multiple clouds, and edge environments.

This makes it easier for IT to control data while empowering every team with the data and resources to develop the best intelligence for their business, ultimately future-proofing the organisation.

The Cloudera headquarters.
The Cloudera headquarters.

Why is it important to be insights-driven in today’s uncertain business environment?
To remain competitive, organisations need to focus on strengthening their business resilience as a short-term goal, as well as reimagining and preparing for the new normal as a long-term goal.

Both these requirements call for the ability to make insight-driven decisions across the organisation to adapt to changes flexibly and quickly.

What does this win mean for Cloudera?
The Globe-Cloudera Big Data Analytics Project is a journey of discovering, experimenting, and learning about the ever-evolving possibilities of using data in the whole organisation.

Customer-centricity is our core tenet, and going forward, we want to stay committed to finding better ways to serve our customers. Developing a robust and holistic ecosystem remains our key priority to serve them better.