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PLDT Joins Big Data Consortium 'Open Data Platform'

Clock 11 March 2015
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PLDT Joins Big Data Consortium 'Open Data Platform' Image Credit: PLDT

PLDT has recently joined the Open Data Platform (ODP), a worldwide consortium of Big Data global technology leaders that aims to standardize the core platform and accelerate Big Data delivery across markets. The ODP has a membership of 15 global companies including GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, Pivotal, SAS, Altiscale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, Teradata, Splunk, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and VMware. The platform aims to accelerate many use cases on a common platform, as well as enable enterprises to build business-driven applications. 

The PLDT Group’s Big Data service lines include Platforms-as-a-Service, Data Warehousing-as-a-Service, and Insights-as-a-Service, among others. These services provide the analytics infrastructure as well as the data science expertise to unlock actionable insights from data sources and to process data feeds in real time.

According to PLDT, the group processes over 30 Terabytes of data on a daily basis, leveraging its own in-house talent of data processing engineers, data scientists and analytics experts.

Eric Alberto, Executive Vice President for Enterprise & International and Carrier Business Group and ePLDT President, CEO, PLDT
As the PLDT Group sustains its Digital transformation, our Group-wide Big Data initiative will enable game-changing capabilities and insights for our clients, most especially in the Enterprise space. We are very enthusiastic about the transformative power of this technology in enabling our Corporate customers to optimize operations and more importantly, to engage with their consumers in ways previously not thought possible.

Napoleon Nazareno, PLDT President and CEO 
The PLDT Group aims to ensure the competitiveness of the country in this Digital Age, and our foray into the Big Data Analytics space further leverages on our investments in network infrastructure and other strategic digital initiatives. We will sustain our commitment to transforming the PLDT Group to benefit all our stakeholders, and most especially, to providing leading-edge ICT solutions that contribute to the progress and development of the Philippine economy.

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at) Follow Ray at


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