SAN CARLOS, Calif. and TOKYO — March 21, 2012 — As issues with managing the volume, velocity, variety, and complexity of Big Data have increased globally, NTT DATA knew it needed to start building solutions that can leverage this new data paradigm. That’s why the company entered into a strategic partnership in January 2012 with MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around the world. NTT DATA is one of the top system integrators in Japan and will leverage MarkLogic’s expertise in managing and analyzing unstructured data for Big Data Applications. The partnership also signifies MarkLogic’s first major initiative in the Asia-Pacific market as the company continues to expand globally.
“We first discovered MarkLogic during a thorough market analysis of non-relational technology companies,” said Shinichiro Miyake, Executive Manager Financial Sector, NTT DATA. “After an extensive evaluation, we came to the conclusion that MarkLogic is the best company in this market to partner with. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with MarkLogic in this area.”
The partnership is a result of a search for new innovations for managing and analyzing unstructured data. Through the partnership, MarkLogic and NTT DATA will work together to build joint services and solutions for the Japanese market. The products and services will be designed to help Japanese companies overcome the challenges with unstructured data and will enable those companies to start building Big Data Applications on all of their data.
“Our partners are experts in their respective regions and verticals, and NTT DATA is a world class partner that can accelerate our entry into Asia Pacific,” said David Ponzini, vice president, MarkLogic APAC. “Through this partnership, NTT DATA will become Asia Pacific’s first technology provider to leverage MarkLogic to offer real-time Big Data Applications to its customers. We’re looking forward to growing with NTT DATA and to explore new growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific market.”
NTT DATA is a quoted subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT”). It offers a broad range of IT services including consulting, systems integration and IT outsourcing. NTT DATA recorded total revenues of approx. JPY 1.16 trillion (USD 15 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011, and has more than 57,000 employees worldwide as of September 2011. NTT DATA has taken various steps to develop its business on a global scale. For more information visit the NTT DATA website: http://www.nttdata.com.
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