NYP and DataStax partner to develop big data talents

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is partnering with real-time data company DataStax to help develop the next generation of big data talent in Singapore.

The collaboration involves the use of DataStax Astra DB, built on Apache Cassandra and co-creation of a data management curriculum. It will also advance faculty capabilities to provide NYP students with the skills and knowledge required for the high-demand big data jobs.

“The DataStax and NYP collaboration will help develop the next generation of big data competencies to prepare future talent to support Singapore’s Smart Nation goals,” said Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer of DataStax.

DataStax will be a key partner for NYP’s Specialist Diploma in Business & Big Data Analytics. As part of this partnership, DataStax will co-develop curricula, co-teach classes, and co-certify training. The partnership will also support NYP educators in advancing their big data management skills through educator training from DataStax.

“When DataStax and other global IT leaders work with us to co-develop our curriculum and mentor our learners, it results in a very rich environment where the best skills are imparted and where there are ample opportunities to develop,” said Dennis Ang, Director of School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic.

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