2014-04-20 14:55:40 - More than 100 customers and partners attend the Big Data Analytics power lunch, which addressed the importance of Big Data Analytics.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2014: Data Science Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution and a pioneer in the Big Data Analytics solutions and services space, announced that its inaugural seminar on Big Data Analytics was a huge success with more than 100 customers and partners attending the niche event. Senior executives from DST and SAS presented at the event, where they gave detailed insights into their Big Data Analytics solutions portfolio, shared success stories and held solutions demos for the delegates interested in knowing how to harness the power of Big Data to gain a competitive edge in business.
Boby Joseph, Big Data Practice -Head of DST welcomed the participants and shared DST’s vision and roadmap on their
Big Data integration and implementation business as well as presented on the solutions and services that DST can offer. Carel Badenhorst, Head Technology Practice - Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Pakistan at SAS had a very interactive session with the audience while he presented on the Big Data life cycle.
“DST was launched recently to be focus on new disruptive technologies such as Big Data Analytics, which is still in the infancy stage in the region. Our objective of holding the Big Data Analytics seminar was to educate customers on the benefits of big data analytics while offering them a complete insight into harnessing their structured and unstructured data and how they could optimize this data to grow their business further. We also wanted to introduce SAS’s world-class products in Analytics to our partner community in the UAE. We did not expect such a huge turnout of Systems Integrators, resellers, VARs and IT managers from different verticals, which was more than double our expectations. The feedback we received from the participants was great and we look forward to holding more such events in the coming months,” says Boby Joseph.
Technology Experts from SAS gave an overview of their solutions and demonstrated how SAS Visual Analytics with the right tools and services could add value to customers’ businesses and existing data. The Big Data Analytics Power lunch was also an opportunity for DST and SAS to meet with customers and partners and understand their business requirements and share how SAS Visual Analytics could address those requirements.
As part of it channel expansion drive, DST is looking to onboard and train more channel partners to enhance their capabilities and address customer requirements appropriately. The company will hold regular trainings, certifications and skills development programs to enable the channel to offer Big Data consultancy and implementation services.
About Data Science Technologies (DST):
Data Science Technologies, a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution, is a business which is changing the landscape of Big Data Practice. DST consists of a set of Data Scientists, Developers, Consultants, Business Practitioners and Visionaries who constitute the Big Data Practice. The Company offers Big Data expertise, the visibility of technology and analytical skill set brokered to you and you consumers in a model which allows them to transform their practice of information business through a new approach.
With expertise in SAS, Hadoop, MapR, MapReduce, Greenplum, Elastic Search, Python, MongoDB, Redis Solr etc., DST can offer unparalleled consulting and integration services in the Big Data Analytics.
For further information, please visit www.datascience.ae
About StorIT Distribution FZCO:
StorIT is the Middle East’s leading Specialist IT distributor of Enterprise Data Storage, Data Protection and Data Management Solutions. Incorporated in year 2002, StorIT is based out of Dubai, with branch offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Doha, Qatar.
With active operations spanning more than 12 countries across the region, StorIT works with a wide Reseller Channel Network, comprising Value Added Resellers and Solution Providers, in offering comprehensive turnkey solutions to customers in the SMB, SME and High Enterprise Segments of the market. StorIT’s proven track record, over a period of 10 years, of successfully introducing the very best of breed technology providers of the world to the Middle East market, by establishing and enabling a robust reseller channel that has been a key factor in their rapid growth in the region, has sealed its credentials as one of the most reliable, resilient and far-sighted value distribution organizations in the region.
Supported by enhanced distribution services right from presales consultancy, marketing support, post sales professional services, project financing options through warehousing & logistics hubs in Dubai, Riyadh and Doha, StorIT has witnessed stupendous year-on-year growth over a decade by offering great value proposition as a dependable long-term partner to both its vendors and resellers (customers).
For further information, please visit www.storit.ae
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 55,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
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