5 May 2016 – Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading software solutions provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has joined the Big Analytics Skills Enablement (BASE) initiative to nurture, guide and train the next generation of data professionals. The initiative was recently announced by global data management and analytics platform provider Cloudera.


With a data explosion on the horizon, the BASE initiative aims to bring private and public sector players together to help groom data-related skills in working professionals. This would help workers keep abreast with a rapidly changing climate where data is becoming a more prevalent priority in business processes.


Fusionex, alongside academic institutions, will assist with the provision of education in essential big data and analytics skills. After training, those with their new-found skills would be paired with positions across the economic landscape where they can best apply their knowledge.


Having developed Fusionex Insights (GIANT), an advanced intelligent data management platform with built-in Big Data Analytics (BDA) functionalities, Fusionex has a stable of data experts in its organization who can lead the charge into the foray of data analytics. The inner workings of Fusionex GIANT can also be used as a teaching procedure for trainees to get a hands-on approach at learning how to mine, slice and dice as well as analyze data.


Fusionex’s Center of Excellence will expose data trainees to various aspects on how an analytics platform functions as well as enable them to gain direct insight from Fusionex data experts on key points to look out for when analyzing data.


To ensure that trainees undergo industry-ready and relevant training in BDA, Fusionex will be committing all necessary resources towards this effort, which includes an in-house internship program. Via this program, potential trainees will be assessed and targeted for recruitment and subsequent medium-to long-term cultivation of their BDA talents.


Apart from Fusionex, businesses such as technology manufacturer Intel and multinational computer company Dell have also agreed to collaborate on the BASE initiative. Academic institutions such as Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) have also come on board in order to offer training in data skills.


This initiative is in line with the Malaysian government’s vision to turn Malaysia into a developed digital economy in the near future. The Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC), a prominent partner in the BASE initiative, believes that BDA will be indispensable towards producing innovative solutions to drive major changes in the way business is conducted.


Ivan Teh, Fusionex Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The time is ripe for this ambitious endeavor, which aims to arm more people with BDA knowledge and skills. The Fusionex team is ready to support the BASE Initiative and train current and future talent with the aspects of BDA. As a contributor of manpower, infrastructure, and resources, Fusionex believes that seizing the future of BDA begins now.”


Daniel CF Ng, Cloudera Senior Director of Marketing, APAC commented,”Cloudera is very happy that Fusionex, a major data analytics player in the region, is taking the next step in realizing what the Cloudera BASE Initiative is setting out to do – develop more Data Professionals for the ASEAN region. We are excited to continue collaborating with Fusionex to further our charge towards helping build this very critical skillset and the right resources for the future workforce in the region.”


About Fusionex


Fusionex is an established multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specializing in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data. Its offerings are focused on helping organizations manage, understand and derive value, insights and foresight from data.
To learn more about Fusionex, visit www.fusionex-international.com


About Cloudera


Cloudera delivers the modern data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest and most secure data platform available for the modern world. Our customers efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services. Learn more at cloudera.com.