Posted on June 26, 2016

Ooredoo and SENSETA, the premier provider of end-to-end Big Data Analytics solutions, today announced a new strategic partnership to offer a comprehensive data analytics solution to Qatar’s leading enterprises. 

Following a jointly-executed and successfully completed Big Data pilot project, this partnership will position Ooredoo as a leading ICT player in the data analytics market by deploying SENSETA's proven Big Data Analytics Centres (BDAC) in Qatar for the first time. Companies in Qatar are increasingly deploying “Big Data” solutions in order to capture and analyse the huge volumes of data generated by their businesses every day. BDAC is an end-to-end secured data science and analytics solution that coordinates multi-source, data-driven science systems and artificial intelligence methodologies to deliver actionable intelligence for companies.

Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo is pursuing our strategy to become the leading integrated ICT provider in Qatar and transforming our offering for businesses and government institutions. As part of this, we are working with technology leaders like SENSETA to bring the latest and most innovative solutions to Qatar. ‘Big Data’ analysis is becoming increasingly important for companies as they look to hone their competitive edge, and the BDAC solution provides the most flexible, comprehensive and secure option for companies today.”

SENSETA's Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Dr. Khalid Mohammad Al-Ali, said: “We are pleased to partner with Ooredoo in providing SENSETA's proven BDAC as one of their most advanced solutions for enterprise customers. As the world enters a new era of analytics-centric computing, this alliance will empower customers to extract the most value out of their data while simultaneously maintaining data custody, integrity and security. With the increasing scale and cost of data breaches, the future of secure information insight within enterprises requires updated operating models in order to manage rapidly-expanding data volumes and deliver real-time intelligent-response and proactive cybersecurity."

SENSETA BDAC’s are “one-stop-shop”, modular, scalable, and future-proof deployments, which are also simple to deploy, rapid and cost effective, and capable of facilitating training and knowledge development. With SENSETA BDAC, customers have the capacity to maintain custody, confidentiality and control over their data by deploying advanced data and cyber infrastructure. Importantly, Ooredoo will work with SENSETA to offer big data analytics solutions as a managed service for companies, in a first-of-its-kind offering in Qatar. Customers will have the option to locate BDAC facilities on their premises, or be able to access the service via the Ooredoo Cloud, reducing the need for hardware investment and providing an instantly scalable solution.

The Ooredoo BDAC solution is the first-of-its-kind to be fully-retained and located in Qatar, reassuring customers that their data remains in-country and, in some applications, secured on the customer’s premises. Many leading entities already use Big Data analytics to outperform their peers. In many industries, established competitors and new entrants alike leverage data-driven strategies to innovate, compete, and capture value. BDAC is supported by dedicated staff, software and hardware technologies that implement best practices in secured data intensive systems and data sciences. Every BDAC comes with Secure Data Estate (SDE) hardware and software modules, which are carefully installed, configured, tested, operated and maintained by a dedicated team.