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Big data analytics is a becoming a key offering for T-Systems (Photo: T-Systems)

T-Systems has entered into a cooperation with US-based Cloudera to boost its offering of big data analytics.

The business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom said it will deliver cloud-based data analytics solutions based on Cloudera's platform for big data. The two companies will also work together to develop further big data analytics products.

Cloudera, which was founded in 2008, provides a platform that lets IT departments deploy the open-source Hadoop software, which is increasingly used to store, process and analyze huge amounts of data.

At the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover earlier this month, T-Systems showed technologies aimed at letting companies make better use of the increasing amounts of data available to them. The company wants to use its tie-up with Cloudera to make big data analytics a key element of the cloud-based services it provides to corporate customers.

"Our customers don't want to have to worry about the hardware and software for big data. They don't want technology, just a reliable service," Christian Wirth, T-Systems vice president in charge of big data and business intelligence, said in a press release.

Tim Stevens, vice president of business development at Cloudera, said T-Systems will offer a cloud-based application of its big data platform that will "enable unparalleled scalability for data management and analytics and offer a great way for enterprises to more easily leverage the power of Hadoop."

In the joint offering, Cloudera's platform will provide the data management infrastructure layer that enables native data integration, visualization and analysis at scale. T-Systems will integrate its existing cloud computing infrastructure with the platform, making it possible to provide a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service solution.