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EMC to look at Indian conglomerates for business

Pivotal, an offshoot company created by EMC, has launched a
big data innovation centre to help customers which includes several Indian
conglomerates and IT majors to execute advanced big data analytics projects.

Paul Maritz, CEO of
Pivotal said, “The Company is looking at the big financial institutions, banks,
telecom majors and Indian conglomerates for business. We are not really
targeting the SME sector directly.”

Pivotal, an offshoot company created by EMC, has launched a
big data innovation centre to help customers which includes several Indian
conglomerates and IT majors to execute advanced big data analytics projects.

Paul Maritz, CEO of
Pivotal said, “The Company is looking at the big financial institutions, banks,
telecom majors and Indian conglomerates for business. We are not really
targeting the SME sector directly.”

Steve Illingworth, Chief Technology Officer, Pivotal (Asia
Pacific & Japan) said that they are already working with big Indian system
integrators like Wipro, TCS, HCL among others and tapping Indian government for
big data projects is also on the cards. “We have started small projects on big
data analytics for some Indian banks and big Indian businesses but we can’t
share any more details at this point as they are in pilot stages,” Illingworth
noted.

However, the company is having a difficult time finding the
right skill sets in India. “It is not easy to find trained professionals in data
science, storage & cloud platforms. We have been looking at various ways
including launching a training programme to help our Indian development centre
in Pune to create a pool of talented professionals who can work with us,”
Maritz added.

A Zinnov-EMC study
claims that India would require around 100,000 professionals in private cloud
alone by 2015. A McKinsey report adds that world over there is a shortage of
those who can analyze and interpret big data.

[Source: Business Standard]
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