Singapore based Temasek Polytechnic (TP
) that offers full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities and social sciences has struck an academic partnership with Cloudera, the US based software company
that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers. The partnership aims to cultivate the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program
According to the company, students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics and IT have access to the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum
, software and skills training for the Hadoop platform. By leveraging CAP, Temasek Polytechnic states to have integrated the content provided by Cloudera into both its full-time Diploma
in Big Data Management and Governance and the part-time Specialist Diploma in Big Data Management.
Available to post-secondary students, Temasek Polytechnic’s full-time program is the first and only full-time program dedicated to big data skills, claims the institute. The part-time program caters better to working professionals who are seeking to upskill in this area.
How can Cloudera CAP work for Temasek Polytechnic?
Through CAP, Cloudera claims to provide partner institutions with a free, complete, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can readily be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses. Teaching staff and students of affiliated institutions also get access to software and discounted training to help accelerate the adoption of the Hadoop platform.
Lee-Lim Sok Keow, Deputy Principal, Temasek Polytechnic and Director, TP School of Informatics and IT, said:
Temasek Polytechnic is committed to training students with deep skills in managing big data. Our partnership with Cloudera in implementing the CAP program is already helping our students acquire the necessary skills and experience to respond to the needs of industry for skilled professionals.
Cloudera states that accredited, non-profit academic institutions can take advantage of the more robust features of Cloudera’s software suite through a special University License. CAP members have free access to Cloudera Enterprise: Data Hub Edition for 12 months to support data-intensive testing, development, and research. In conjunction with Cloudera’s industry-leading open-source platform, the University License provides CAP participants with the tools needed for studying big data.
Daniel Ng, Senior Director for APAC, Cloudera said:
We are seeing a strong demand for skilled data professionals, especially for workers who are able to deploy and manage big data initiatives on the Hadoop platform. Cloudera’s CAP program provides institutions with the appropriate resources to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, as well as help prepare and certify students for the demands of a changing market and increasingly new big data-related roles across industries.
Besides the academic partnerships, Cloudera states that it has also recently launched the Cloudera BASE (Big Analytics Skill Enablement) Initiative in Singapore, which Temasek Polytechnic is also a part of. Through BASE, Cloudera has brought together partner organizations across the private and public sectors to form an ecosystem that will work collaboratively to empower more data professionals in Singapore.
In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, these partnerships mean that workers getting trained on data and analytics skills, can better gain access to employment in the workforce, while the private sector will gain from having a larger pool of data professionals.