New cloud-ready Nokia Data Refinery software brings web-scale automation to digital service providers' data-driven operations

Via Nokia

Dec 18, 2017

  • Robust data processing solution provides always-on, real-time data for context-aware intelligence

  • Enables service providers to deliver new, personalized digital services and increase operational efficiencies

18 December 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia's Data Refinery data processing software adds support for cloud-ready automated deployment, enabling service providers to deliver new digital services and operate with web-scale efficiency.

Deriving value quickly and efficiently from the tremendous amount of data available to service providers is critical to improving business performance and customer experience. However, the demands of the digital world require real-time data that is uniformly available, and more scalable, flexible and accessible data processing than ever before.

Nokia Data Refinery (formerly Comptel Data Refinery) provides intelligent fast data processing to power complex event processing, mediation convergence and consolidation solutions. It captures and processes siloed data of any type and from any source, including data from customers, applications, connected devices, networks, locations and services. It then refines and enriches that data with important contextual information and delivers it in real-time and in the right format to any business application, enabling service providers to deliver new personalized digital experiences.

This latest release adds support for automated deployment in the cloud, and provides elastic scalability that allows service providers to increase data processing performance on demand while utilizing resources only when needed. It also features distributable data processing that automatically takes advantage of multiple computing devices for access to higher levels of processing capacity. In addition, with support for modern open source technologies, Nokia Data Refinery increases real-time streaming data processing capabilities while simplifying integration with business applications consuming refined streaming data.

Nokia Data Refinery can be offered as an ETSI NFV Virtual Network Function (VNF) and deployed with Nokia CloudBand, giving service providers flexible deployment options in the cloud or as an on-premise solution.

Niilo Fredrikson, head of Digital Intelligence in Nokia's Applications & Analytics business group, said:

"Only data-driven service providers can truly become customer-centric. Efficient and scalable data processing should form the backbone of all service provider operations - it's what will allow them to run their business in 'digital time' to meet customers' changing needs. Data Refinery allows service providers to more efficiently capture and optimize their data to create new business value and provide a superior, personalized digital customer experience."

Justin Van Der Lande, principal analyst, Analysys Mason, said:

"Communications service providers are increasingly under pressure to transform into digital service providers. The new Data Refinery product provides the power, flexibility and speed to market to help CSPs better harness and optimize their data to support new digital services, and operate using the same technology as web-scale players like Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft."

The new Nokia Data Refinery software release is expected to be available by the end of this year.

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