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GlobalLogic adopts ANK's Learning Centre at Gurugram
Synology Announces the Official Release of Active Backup for G Suite/Office 365
Window Magic bags Fenestration assignment of Rudra Buildwell Group.
Cloudera Recognizes Top APAC Partners at annual Partner Summit
Zyxel Multy X wins Silver Award at Taiwan Excellence Awards
Analytics dominates Deloitte TechnologyFast50 India 2017 rankings while software and hardware product businesses put up a strong representation
Cloudera changes the game in cloud-based data warehouses with Cloudera Altus Analytic DB (beta)

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GlobalLogic adopts ANK's Learning Centre at Gurugram

New Delhi, 20th December, 2017 : GlobalLogic a leading experience design and digital product development company, today adopted ANK's Gurugram learning centre with the objective of providing quality education to underprivileged children.As part of its association with ANK, GlobalLogic will support the newly launched Gurugram (Nathupur) centrefully, right from administrative to schooling needs. GlobalLogic has taken full ownership of setting up and running the school for the next three years. Under the larger umbrella of providing education to the underprivileged, GlobalLogic also has a team of volunteers and representatives who are dedicating time and efforts towards mentoring and further ensuring development of these students.

With the launch of the GlobalLogic ANK centre at Gurugram, GlobalLogic along with its existing NGO associations and child education efforts, will be able to positively impact the lives of more than 2200 kids. Located in an area marked by poverty and squalid living conditions, which is in sharp contrast to the high-rises in the satellite city, the centre trains children coming from households who earn their living working as agriculture and daily-wage labourers, house helps, masons and small shopkeepers. The school will have an english and a computer classroom, besides two general classrooms, a library and an activity area. The idea behind this initiative is to introduce children between the ages of 6 and 12 years to a world of growth and development through basic and remedial education with basic, english, computers and vocational training.

Inaugurating ANK's centre in Gurugram, Mr. Sumit Sood, GlobalLogic India, Managing Director, said, "Through this initiative with ANK, our sincere attempt is to provide the means to better education to children living in an area where quality education is difficult to come by. Our mission for the past 2 years has been child education and I am happy to see we have touched over 2000 students already with the new school being our 6th partner school across India. The new ANK centre will have over 150 students, who will be divided into age groups of 6-14 years and 14-17 years. Our aim is to provide these children with the best of education and make them an integral part of nation's growth. Nothing will make us prouder than to see these students being educated and become well-respected individuals in the society."

Mr. Abhishek, Founder and Director of ANK Foundation said, "ANK's philosophy centres around quality education being the only vehicle that can improve the living standards of underprivileged children. Education is the most powerful weapon to fight poverty and truly empower the children who will tomorrow be the face of India. With GlobalLogic's proactive association, we aim to achieve a better tomorrow through the medium of education and make the power of knowledge accessible to millions."

A non-government and non-profit organisation, Delhi-based ANK works for underprivileged children in the Delhi-NCR region and the rural areas of Bihar. ANK runs over 50 centres in the Delhi-NCR region and has touched the lives of over 20,000 children and youth through vocational and skill training. This project is ANK and GlobalLogic's 2nd collaboration in Delhi - NCR region. ANK's primary focus is on the age appropriate overall development of a child's attitudes, values and behavioural patterns. The programme aims at inculcating and stimulating every child's endeavour towards taking care of his/her environment.

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Synology Announces the Official Release of Active Backup for G Suite/Office 365

New Delhi, December 18, 2017 - Synology ® Inc.today announced the official release of Active Backup for G Suite/Office 365, on-premise cloud backup solutions for businesses to ensure the safety of data stored on G Suite/Office 365 drives cost-effectively.

"As a growing number of businesses are relying on cloud collaboration to enhance work efficiency, the security of cloud-based data is becoming highly valued", said Jia-Yu Liu, Senior Manager of Cloud & Backup Division at Synology Inc. "Active Backup for G Suite and Office 365 are our first two backup solutions that protect off-premise business data, allowing cloud data to be backed up to local Synology NAS devices for the prevention against malicious attacks and accidents as well as the complete control over employee data".

Key features of Active Backup for G Suite/Office 365 include:

  • On-premise and cost-effective backup: With just a one-time investment, businesses can back up data stored on G Suite and Office 365 drives to local Synology NAS devices to effortlessly own and safeguard employee data.

  • Automatic detection and backup of new accounts: Newly-created accounts will be automatically detected and added for backup, which minimizes management cost as well as the possibility of leaving any employee not backed up.

  • Flexible RPOs with continuous and scheduled backup: Multiple backup policies offer the flexibility required to meet a wide range of RPOs. For example, continuous backup allows users to be backed up continuously to reduce the risk of data loss, while scheduled backup enables businesses to set up schedules based on their need.

  • Self-service recovery portal: The convenient self-service recovery portal allows employees to restore files by themselves from an intuitive interface without the assistance of IT admins, which not only enhances efficiency but relieves IT team members' burden as well.

  • Backup and storage efficiency: Single instancing ensures the efficiency of data transmission and storage by transferring and storing files with unique content only. Block-level deduplication helps businesses keep the most data while using the least storage space by merely saving a file's blocks that are changed in comparison to its previous version.

  • Complete file protection: In addition to user data, metadata and individual sharing permission settings can also be backed up and restored to G Suite and Office 365 accounts directly, providing comprehensive protection of business cloud collaboration environments.

More about Active Backup for G Suite:

Team Drive backup: Team Drives, which Google just released this year, is also supported for backup. What's more, with the Team Drive discovery feature enabled, newly-created Team Drives will be automatically added for backup.

For more information, please visit:

Active Backup for G Suite:

https://www.synology.com/en-global/dsm/feature/active_backup_g_suite

Active Backup for Office 365:

https://www.synology.com/en-global/dsm/feature/active_backup_office365

Compatibility:

Active Backup for G Suite/Office 365 is available on DiskStation, RackStation, and FlashStation.

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Window Magic bags Fenestration assignment of Rudra Buildwell Group.

Window magic bags a two year contract of Rudra Buildwell Group amounting INR 20 Crores. The project involves two Group Housing Society developing residential projects namely Palace Heights and Aqua Casa in Greater Noida West zone of Gautam Budh Nagar , UP.

The company will be designing, fabricating , installaing & commissioning all the requirements of uPVC windows and doors across both the projects. Total construction area of Palace Heights, Sector-01, Noida Extension and Aqua Casa, Sector-16, Greater Noida West is 5 Million square feet comprising 3200 residential and 220 Commercial units spread on over 75000 Sq.mtrs of ground area.

Commenting on this progressive partnership, Manish Bansal, Director& CEO, Window Magic, said, "This collaboration is a step towards achieving great heights of success and many more tie ups with Rudra Buildwell Group as its one of the fastest growing real estate company in the most turbulent times of Industry. Moreover, this collaboration is also helping us with our initiative of promoting a green and sustainable environment through the projects developed by Rudra Buildwell Group."

Talking about the partnership Mr. Mukesh Khurana, Group Managing Director, Rudra Buildwell said, "I am very confident on the inhouse capabilities of Window Magic, as they hold years of industry experience and are also the pioneers in introducing 'uPVC' in India."

Mr. Khurana also added that the stringent quality check and state-of-the-art technology at Window Magic, gives him more reasons to have high hopes with this partnership. He stated, "By manufacturing and creating visually appealing and durable products, Window Magic has wonderfully met the architectural requirement of the high rise, high velocity and high pressure conditions at levels above 20 floors in each of 27 Towers."

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Cloudera Recognizes Top APAC Partners at annual Partner Summit

Regional Partners of Cloudera honored for achieving success through joint solutions built on Cloudera's Machine Learning and Analytics Platform

New Delhi - December 12, 2017 - Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, has recognized thirteen partners at the inaugural Cloudera APAC Partner Awards. These awards serve to honortop performing partners who have significantly grown their business and achieved business excellence by collaborating with Cloudera to drive customer value and impact.

"Our partners in APAC play a critical role in contributing to Cloudera's large and fast-growing ecosystem in the region. They are important in helping our customers successfully derive real business value from their data. These awards serve to recognize and celebrate these great efforts," said Mark Micallef, vice president of Asia Pacific & Japan at Cloudera. "We are thankful to all of our partners for their commitment in delivering impactful solutions to our joint customers and look forward to another great year of partnerships."

The full list of the 2017 APAC Partner Awards and recipients are:

Partner of the Year Award

In recognition of partners who have achieved overall outstanding results in both business excellence and solution implementation across the region in collaboration with Cloudera

  • APAC - Microsoft

  • ASEAN - CBIG Consulting (now part of Deloitte SEA)

  • Australia & New Zealand - Deloitte Australia

  • Greater China - Shanghai Paraview Software Co.,Ltd

  • India - Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI)

  • Indonesia - PT. Mastersystem Infotama

  • Japan - ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC)

  • Korea - Goodmorning Information Technology Co.,Ltd.

APAC Training Partner of the Year Award - Iverson Associates Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Recognizing drive and commitment in training, upskilling and educating both the current and next-generation of data professionals

Technology Partner of the Year Award - Securonix
Recognizing innovation and excellence from an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). Securonix is re-defining the next generation of cyber-threat detection using the power of machine learning, big data, and automated incident response.

Newcomer of the Year Award - Tech Data
Tech Data was appointed in 2017 as the first distributor to cover the ASEAN and India markets for Cloudera and has brought significant value to Cloudera's partner ecosystem as a value-added distributor to bolster Smart City investments and initiatives across the region.

Global Systems Integrator (GSI) of the Year - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services delivered tremendous growth as a key global solutions integrator partner and has over 1,200 associates certified on Cloudera. With multiple solutions built and certified on Cloudera, and with Cloudera resources in eight of its delivery centers, TCS has proven to be the most significant Cloudera GSI partner.

Strategic Deal of the Year - PT. Mitra Integrasi Informatika (Indonesia)
Recognizing the most impactful deal of the year. PT. Mitra Integrasi Informatika has been a key partner in Indonesia for almost two years and has throughout that time secured some of our most complex and strategic deals while continuously investing in training their consultants to build Cloudera skills.

The winners were officially recognized for their efforts at Cloudera's annual APAC Partner Summit held in Singapore on December 5, 2017.

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Zyxel Multy X wins Silver Award at Taiwan Excellence Awards

Event marks company's 13th winning year as 8 products garner recognition

New Delhi, December 07, 2017: Zyxel Communications has again received top honors at the annual Taiwan Excellence Awards. Eight Zyxel products took awards at the annual event, including the prestigious Silver Award for the Multy X Tri-band WiFi System. Zyxel has now won Excellence Awards over 13 consecutive years, raising the company's total tally of award-winning products to 83.

Established in 1992, the Taiwan Excellence Awards recognize products that showcase innovation in Taiwan to a worldwide community. The Ministry of Economic Affairs organizes the annual event, and winners are selected by a panel of 90 judges for demonstrating "best of breed" innovations across multiple sectors.

The 2018 Taiwan Excellence Awards marks the honor that a Zyxel product was selected from among nearly 1,500 entrants for the prestigious Silver award. The accolade for the Multy X Tri-band WiFi System was particularly significant as Zyxel was the only networking brand among the finalists.

The Multy X Tri-band WiFi System delivers high-performance, reliable wireless network coverage throughout the home, bringing complete signal coverage to larger living spaces. Along with providing uninterrupted high-speed WiFi, Multy X is remarkable for its ease of use and simple setup via an intuitive smartphone app. Features like parental control, guest networking, and Alexa-enhanced voice controls can be effortlessly implemented and managed via the app.

Winning Zyxel products aimed at business customers this year include the USG2200-VPN firewall, which provides secure VPN connections for growing enterprises. The WAC5302D-S, a wired and wireless networking solution targeting the hotel and hospitality industry, also received recognition.

Along with Multy X , other Zyxel products for the consumer market won over the judges, including the Aurora camera. The highly flexible and easy to deploy cloud access camera puts features like two-way audio, live viewing, and remote access via mobile app in the hands of home users.

Zyxel products directed at service providers were also honored, including the IES5206 5U six-slot chassis MSAN, the VMG8823-B10B dual-band wireless gateway for easy home network expansion, the LTE5366-M608 indoor IAD designed to leverage the latest carrier aggregation technology for ultra-fast Internet connectivity, and the WAP7205 Hybrid MU-MIMO AC1300 MoCA Extender for achieving high-speed connectivity over existing household wiring.

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Analytics dominates Deloitte TechnologyFast50 India 2017 rankings while software and hardware product businesses put up a strong representation
  • Noida based analytics firm, Polestar, ranked 1st with 805% growth from FY15 to FY17
  • Top 16 winners have tripled revenue from FY15 to FY17

Delhi, December 6, 2017: Deloitte announced the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the country as part of its Technology Fast50 India 2017 program. Overall average three-year growth rate of this year's Tech Fast50 India winners aggregated to just over 209percent (compared to 340 percent in 2016 and 356 percent in 2015).

The Deloitte Tech Fast50 India Program conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTILLP) ranks the fastest growing technology companies in India based on their percentage revenue growth over the last three financial years.

Noida-based Polestar Solutions and Services India LLP was ranked No.1 with FY17 revenue coming in at more than 9x their FY15 revenue. The company was No.3 in the 2016 edition. Last year's winner GreycampusEdutech continued its impressive growth and was ranked 13th this year. The second ranked company this year, Evolute Systems Pvt Ltd, saw their FY17 revenue jump more than 8x over their FY15 revenue, whilst the third placedMobisy Technologies Private Ltd grew their FY17 revenue at more than 7x their FY15 revenue.

The top 10 Technology Fast50 India 2017 winners

1 Polestar Solutions And Services India LLP
2 Evolute Systems Pvt. Ltd.
3 Mobisy Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
4 Stellapps Technologies Pvt. Ltd
5 Marketxpander Services Pvt. Ltd.
6 Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
7 Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd. (BYJU's)
8 Robotic Wares Pvt. Ltd.
9 Nreach Online Services Pvt. Ltd.
10 M/s White Rivers Digital

"Over the 13 years of Technology Fast50 India we have seen the composition of our winners shift from generic software services provider to diverse activities, both product oriented and niche services, inclusive of highly capable analytics offerings, digital marketing, technology enabled education products & services, etc.," said Rajiv Sundar, Partner and Program Director-Technology Fast50 India 2017, Deloitte India. "Whilst the overall Technology sectors are witnessing global changes and disruptions, both on the technology developments and also regulatory impacts, we continue to be positive about capabilities and eminence of Technology businesses in India. Our winners of this year with their diverse offerings is a testament to that belief."

This year, the Top 10 companies recorded an average three-year growth rate of just over 500 percent. Impressively, seven winners in Top 10 are repeat winners, with four of them having improved on their rankings from previous years. While the Top 3 recorded an average three-year growth rate of 727 percent, the Top 5 record just over 658 percent. Three year average growth rate across Top 50 winners was just over 209 percent.

  • Bangalore continues to dominate Top 50 winners list with 19 winners;
  • The growth rates demonstrated by a number of winners who could not enter into the Top 50 winners list were equally robust, with rank number 51 having clocked a three year average growth rate of over 55 percent.
  • 36 repeat winners and 14 new entrants, with 10 of these repeat winners having won 3 times or more now.
  • In a break from the past, product companies had a significant representation among the top 10 winners
  • Analytics companies as well as new age businesses such as IoT, Ad-tech and cyber security were also well represented in the Top 50 winners list

Some of the significant trends as observed from the program this year include:

The Analytics segment has strong representation in Top 50 led by this year's winner - Polestar Solutions. Other winners that offer niche analytics services include Bridgei2i, Tiger Analytics and LatentView.

Software product companies are making an impact on the Fast 50 rankings - This year'swinners include Evolute Systems, Mobisy Technologies, Stellapps Technologies, Marketxpander Services, Robotic Wares amongst others. These companies are creating global products and competing with the best in the world.

EdTech companies such as the very popular Byju'sand GreyCampus are repeat winners this year. The presence of these companies and a few other technology enabled education businesses, clearly indicates that innovative education solutions businesses have immense potential in years to come.

Cyber Security / Information Security companies - With the rapid increase in digital transactions cyber security and information safety have become immensely important. Some of the Top 50 winners such as Data Resolve and Aujas Networks have been able ride this trend and grow at a fast pace.

Within IT services as well, we see inclusion of a number of winners who are providing high quality niche services and have the potential to challenge more established companies in years to come.

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Cloudera changes the game in cloud-based data warehouses with Cloudera Altus Analytic DB (beta)

Announces first data warehouse cloud service to bring the warehouse to the data to deliver instant self-service BI and SQL analytics

New Delhi - December 4, 2017: Cloudera, Inc., (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, announced the upcoming beta release of Cloudera Altus Analytic DB. Cloudera Altus Analytic DB is the first data warehouse cloud service that brings the warehouse to the data through a unique cloud-scale architecture that eliminates complex and costly data movement. Built on the Cloudera Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) foundation, Altus Analytic DB delivers instant self-service BI and SQL analytics to anyone, easily, reliably, and securely. Furthermore, by leveraging the Shared Data Experience (SDX) , the same data and catalog is accessible for analysts, data scientists, data engineers, and others using the tools they prefer - SQL, Python, R - all without any data movement.

For many enterprises, challenges with existing analytic environments have resulted in a number of limitations for both business analysts and IT. Constraints on resources mean critical reporting and SLAs are given priority while limiting self-service access for other queries and workloads. To support additional workloads and access beyond SQL, data silos have proliferated, resulting in inefficiencies managing the multiple data copies, difficulties in applying consistent security policies, and governance issues. While business users struggle to analyze data across these silos and limiting the ability to collaborate with groups including data scientists and data engineers.

Cloudera Altus Analytic DB removes those limitations through the speed and scale of the cloud. Central to Altus Analytic DB is its unique architecture that brings the warehouse to the data, enabling direct and iterative access to all data in cloud object storage. This simple, yet powerful design delivers dramatic benefits for IT, business analysts, as well as non-SQL users.

  • IT benefits from simple PaaS operations to easily and elastically provision limitless isolated resources on-demand, with simple multi-tenant management and consistent security policies and governance.
  • Business analysts get immediate self-service access to all data without risking critical SLAs, and with predictable performance no matter how many other reports or queries are running. Additionally, they can continue to leverage existing tools and skills, including integrations with leading BI and integration tools such as Arcadia Data, Informatica, Qlik, Tableau, Zoomdata, and others.
  • With no need to move data into the database, shared data and associated data schemas and catalog are always available for iterative access beyond just SQL, so data scientists, data engineers, and others can seamlessly collaborate.

"With Cloudera's unique architecture, we have helped our customers modernize their data warehouse both on-premises and in cloud environments," said Charles Zedlewski, senior vice president, Product at Cloudera. "Cloudera Altus Analytic DB continues that trajectory, making it even easier for analysts to get dedicated, self-service access for BI and SQL analytics, all with an enterprise focus. With no need to move data into the Cloudera Altus platform, users can quickly spin up clusters for business reporting, exploration, and even use Altus Data Engineering to deploy data pipelines, all over the same data and Shared Data Experience without impacting performance or SLAs."

Key Capabilities of Cloudera Altus Analytic DB

Cloudera Altus Analytic DB, built with the leading high-performance SQL query engine, Apache Impala (recently graduated to a Top-Level Project),puts the full power and flexibility of a modern, cloud-powered analytic database in the hands of businesses quickly, easily, reliably, and securely:

  • Brings the data warehouse to the data: No need to move data into the database - saving time and simplifying IT management and security.
  • Delivers instant analytics: With no pre-processing or moving data, users can operate on data immediately and iterate - again and again - for faster time-to-insights.
  • Ensures data consistency: Everyone works with the same data, schemas, and structures - business analysts, financial analysts, data scientists, data engineers, anyone.
  • Goes beyond SQL: Flexible self-service access lets users collaborate over shared data, using the languages and tools they prefer to work with - SQL, Python, R, and more.
  • Built with cloud scale: Easy elasticity and performance for fast, adaptable, cost-effective analytics.

The initial beta of Cloudera Altus Analytic DB will be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Sign up here to join the waitlist and receive more information when the beta is available.

Partner Support

Arcadia Data, a native visual analytics provider

"As a close Cloudera partner, we're excited about what Altus Analytic DB offers for joint customers. Data-centric enterprises continually explore ways to leverage big data, and this new offering will help them accelerate time-to-insight by being able to elastically spin up clusters and work directly off cloud-based object stores. We look forward to working with Cloudera in providing modern visualizations for big data in this powerful new analytics platform."
-- ShantHovsepian, co-founder and CTO

Informatica

"As a strategic partner of Cloudera and the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we are excited about Cloudera's beta launch of Altus Analytic DB. Informatica's integrated AI-driven data management solutions for big data in the cloud will help business analysts find, catalog, prepare, enrich, govern, and secure the data they can now analyze on a managed, self-service basis with Cloudera Altus Analytics DB. Our joint solution ensures enterprise requirements for security and governance for IT, while also providing business users the flexibility of running ad-hoc analyses."
-- Ronen Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, Big Data, Data Integration

Qlik

"Cloudera's Analytic Database has been a cornerstone of our partnership as we strive to simplify the adoption of big data analytics. More of our joint customers are running analytics in the cloud, and with the beta release of Altus Analytic DB, they now enjoy even greater flexibility in where, when, and how they run their workloads."
-- Anthony Deighton, Senior VP of Products

Tableau

"Self-service and flexibility are key to driving value with analytics today. Cloudera's beta announcement of Altus Analytic DB, powered by Apache Impala, will only open up more opportunities for enterprises to run ad-hoc analytics in the cloud, which should drive even greater innovations in the big data analytics space."
-- Dan Jewett, VP, Product Management

Zoomdata

"At Zoomdata, we're very proud of our partnership with Cloudera, which is driven by the desire to provide customers an interactive, big data experience that leverages the power of a modern analytic database. Cloudera Altus Analytic DB is another major milestone in delivering immediate analytics to anyone. The combination of Cloudera Altus Analytic DB with Zoomdata will provide enterprises an on-demand, compelling analytics environment that is easy to deploy and manage - with self-service access over all data, without any data movement. We are excited to continue to work with Cloudera on this initial beta for a seamless experience for all users, in the cloud and on-premises."
-- Russ Cosentino, co-founder and VP, Channels

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