SLT forays into Cloud based data virtualization and enables ‘Analytics as a Service’


(from left) Raj Thangiah, Consultant, dataWerks GmbH, Tony Andris, Chief Technology Officer, dataWerks GmbH exchanging the agreement with Kiththi Perera, Chief Commercial Officer of SLT, M.I. Deen, GM/Enterprise Solution of SLT, Janaka Abeysinghe, GM/Enterprise & Government Business of SLT.

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the licensed national backbone network operator has joined hands with dataWerks GmbH, an innovative data virtualization solutions provider that offers a radically new approach to delivering real time business insights to business organizations. The solution will be offered on ‘Akaza’ SLT’s cloud platform. SLT’s cloud based Data Virtualization and Analytics Service will enable real time big data analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions for enterprises in Sri Lanka.

"As customer data environments get more and more complex, and with increased competitive pressure, the need for real time big data analytics and Business Intelligence will assume new importance for any enterprise." said M.I. Deen, GM-Enterprise Solution of SLT. Adding further he said, "Being the National ICT solutions provider, SLT is highly focused to offer the best data management solutions in a cloud environment to enterprise customers".

With this partnership, SLT business customers will be able to virtualize their entire data set, no matter the number or types of data source, and enable real time data access to business intelligence tools and other applications. This new ‘data mashup’ technology will allow users to quickly combine and correlate data from different systems whether held as structured or unstructured data. Integrated insights can be quickly generated and delivered via multiple platforms, at half the cost and half the time when compared to legacy data warehousing technology.

"What is truly ground breaking about this service from SLT, is that enterprises no longer have to invest large sums of money on hardware and infrastructure upfront and then wait several months until an IT project is completed.

"SLT enterprise customers can elect to securely virtualize their entire data set and have this ready to go within weeks", said Tony Andris, CTO of dataWerks. Adding further that "SLT’s willingness and ability to innovate with new service offerings will greatly benefit enterprises in Sri Lanka".

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