June 15, 2016 | Zoetermeer (NL)

ORTEC Partners with Microsoft Launching Big Data Portal on Microsoft Azure Cloud

ORTEC Consulting, a leading specialist in Analytics, has announced the official launch of their Big Data Portal, a cutting edge portal for Analytics as a Service.

The portal combines data storage, processing, analysis and advanced visualization in a user-friendly interface. It runs on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, so companies of all sizes can enjoy the benefits of highly reliable and scalable computing.

Several businesses and academic institutions are already using ORTEC’s Big Data Portal to implement new analytics initiatives. Launching customers include Mooy Logistics, a leading retailer in The Netherlands and a world leading industrial services provider. 

“Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” stated Caroline Phillips, Director of Developer Experience & Entrepreneurship at Microsoft Netherlands. “In that light we’re delighted that the ORTEC Big Data Portal partners with Microsoft Azure technology. We believe that partners like ORTEC help organizations to drive their digital transformation.”
"With the ORTEC Big Data Portal, any company can become data-driven,” stated Patrick Hennen, Managing Director Analytics and Technology at ORTEC Consulting. “We make analytics available without high IT costs and vendor lock-in. Why struggle with finding the best tooling or building the right technology infrastructure when your business is only interested in improved, data-driven decisions making?”

Pioneering Analytics as a Service

With ORTEC’s Big Data Portal, any business can start leveraging their data without large investments, tedious technical implementations or specialized personnel. Just like Software as a Service, Analytics as a Service lets companies focus on actionable insights and output rather than IT. It reduces Big Data to something every company can do.

ORTEC’s cooperation with Microsoft enables the many benefits of Azure’s state-of-the-art cloud computing infrastructure to be easily accessible. The Portal makes use of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning for predictive analytics and forecasting. It uses Azure’s Logic apps to connect with a wide range of data suppliers and processors, and leverages Microsoft’s Data Factory and Stream Analytics to ingest and process large quantities of data in real time.

Companies using the Portal can work with the advanced analytics tools and databases of their choice - from Hadoop to Spotfire. An Excel integration can also be implemented with a single mouse click.

Implement Analytics Initiatives Across Departments

ORTEC’s Big Data Portal can be used to implement analytics initiatives across departments, including finance, supply chain management, human resources and marketing. Businesses can tailor their dashboards and connect their ERP systems to the Portal. Users can create reports, run forecasts, perform scenario analyses, and get a real-time, holistic view of everything that happens in the supply chain.

About Microsoft’s Azure Platform

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure. It is used to build, deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It supports multiple programming languages, tools and frameworks, including Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.