Verizon makes cloud-based big data analytics play with Cloudera

Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) is enhancing its cloud services suite with more big data analytics capabilities by adding Cloudera's Enterprise 5 capabilities to its portfolio.

Cloudera is one of many enterprise-class services that the service provider is configuring into its system to run on its new Verizon Cloud.

The Enterprise 5 suite, which includes CDH, Cloudera's distribution of Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Manager and Cloudera Navigator, will run on top of Verizon's cloud infrastructure. It will enable Verizon to provide data management and analysis to both its large and small business customers.

What differentiates this solution from generic public cloud solutions, says Verizon, is that the Cloudera distribution system can deployed "in a matter of hours."

The agreement with Cloudera is part of a broader initiative by Verizon to build an ecosystem of enterprise technologies that will run on its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform.

Verizon said that Verizon Cloud was introduced in early October and will be available in public beta in Q4 2013.

Timing for this partnership and service could not be better.

According to a recent Mind Commerce study, the big data-driven telecom analytics market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2019. At the end of 2019, it added that the market will eventually account for $5.4 billion in annual revenue.

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