Hitachi Vantara Expands 17-Year Partnership With Tech Data in United States and Canada

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Companies Expand Commitment to Big Data Analytics and Insights

Santa Clara, CA – March 5, 2018 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today outlined an expanded focus for their successful long-term partnership with Tech Data, the leading global end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. As the first North American partner to add the Big Data Insights Specialization to its participation in Hitachi Vantara’s TrueNorth Partner Program, Tech Data will make the Pentaho suite of data analytics and integration solutions and services from Hitachi Vantara available to its partners and customers. As part of the enhanced relationship, Tech Data will also support Hitachi with the recruitment, onboarding, and sales and presales enablement of a growing ecosystem of Hitachi Vantara partners with proven success and competencies in big data analytics solutions and services.

Now more than ever, organizations across all industries are seeing tremendous value in analytics as a key technology in their digital transformation. According to analyst firm IDC, worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow to more than $210 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9%.*

For nearly 20 years, the Tech Data partnership has been an instrumental part of our success. Today, as we transform our business to address new trends and requirements, we are pleased to see our partnership with Tech Data transform. It now includes a focus on new strategic areas of the business, including advanced analytics where we expect to see tremendous growth over the next 12-24 months,” said Jay McGloin, vice president of sales for partners, commercial and solutions sales for Hitachi Vantara in the Americas.

Cheryl Neal, vice president of data and networking at Tech Data, said, “Tech Data is proud to extend its long-standing partnership with Hitachi Vantara to focus on addressing the capabilities and outcomes that customers require today. With our expertise in solution specialization, relationships and reach, Tech Data will help drive sales and support Hitachi Vantara’s advanced analytics solutions, such as the Pentaho suite of data analytics and integration solutions and services.”

Hitachi Vantara, in concert with Tech Data, will discuss big data insight opportunities during the Strata Data Conference in San Jose, California, March 5-8, 2018 at Hitachi Vantara booth #1221.

*IDC 2017 Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide, March 2017

About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in Social Innovation and has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information, please visit http://www.hitachi.com.

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Hitachi Vantara
Esther Costa
Esther.Costa1@hitachivantara.com
408-802-9159

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