Hitachi unveils new entity Vantara, launches first commercial Lumada IoT platform offering

Hitachi has launched a new business entity named ‘Hitachi Vantara’ to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.

Hitachi Vantara will bring together the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara, which will capitalise on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both operational technologies and information technologies.

Hitachi Vantara will help customers attain tangible outcomes that positively drive business forward by bring new data-driven solutions and services to market, the company says. It will continue to develop the trusted data management and analytics technologies, along with the company’s renowned data infrastructure, storage and compute solutions, and Pentaho software.

It will also drive the development of strategic software and services solutions, which will include Hitachi Smart Data Center software and services, Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform – now available as a standalone, commercial software offering – and Hitachi co-creation services.

Moving further, Hitachi and Hitachi Vantara have jointly introduced the company’s first commercial Lumada IoT platform offering. It is fully updated with a sophisticated architecture that allows it to run both on-premises or in the cloud and to support industrial IoT deployments both at the edge and in the core. The platform is basically designed to help customers quickly and easily gain insights, predictions and recommendations from their data, and can be easily adapted to support mid-to-large-scale environments.

Moreover, its integrated advanced analytics have also been enhanced with AI functionality at scale. This ability makes the platform highly intelligent and flexible that accelerates quality outcomes for enterprise and industrial customers, such as increased operational efficiencies and cost savings, enhanced operational safety and reliability, improved asset utilisation, performance management and product quality, and the creation of new business models.

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