American big data and analytics firm Teradata has formally launched its second data services center yesterday, investing some $50 million into the new facility located in the Philippines
Robert Cromer, vice president of Teradata Americas Region Professional Services, said the $50 million investment will cover real estate, hiring and training, network bandwidth, facilities, among others. He said they are targeting to reach over a hundred employees in 12 months
Occupying two floors of the EcoTower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), the facility is Teradata’s second Americas Development Center (ADC) after its first site in India. It will provide services to data-driven businesses in America.
The executive said besides big data analytics, the new office will provide additional services capabilities on database migration and managed services segments — the areas mostly demanded by Teradata’s clients.
“Such capabilities cover data integration, operational support, migration, business intelligence, big data analytics, testing, marketing, application development and support services,” Cromer said.
He added that the new ADC site will include Teradata’s integrated set of hardware and software offerings, solutions for marketing applications, Hadoop, and the Teradata Aster Discovery portfolio.
Teradata Philippines country manager Ella Mae Ortega said the company believed that the Philippines was well-positioned to provide the talent for implementing and supporting big data projects for the United States.
“Teradata’s investment in the Philippines will definitely help boost our economic growth by creating more jobs,” she said. “We need smart and skilled resources and we’re in fact working with some schools to provide the Teradata online platform.”
Ortega added Teradata is also interested in joining Analitika, a recently-launched local industry-led consortium with a mission to help make the Philippines the global center for smarter analytics.
Ortega said Teradata Philippines is now the company’s second largest professional services provider worldwide.
Teradata’s first local office is also based in BGC, a new financial district in the Philippines.