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Telkomsel Selects Kinetica to Revolutionize Fast Online Analytical Processing

Indonesia's largest mobile operator embraces NVIDIA GPUs and Extreme Data Economy
Jakarta, Indonesia October 16, 2018

Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest telecommunications company serving more than 178 million customers, has selected Kinetica, the engine for the Extreme Data Economy, because of its ability to act as a converged engine for accelerated analytics, location-based visualization and artificial intelligence. In doing so, Telkomsel will be able to deliver transformative data-driven customer experiences and drive real-time financial and business reporting.

“The rapid growth in mobile devices, digital users, and the micro-services nature of prepaid across the Indonesian market has led to exponentially more data generated than ever before,” said Montgomery Hong, CIO at Telkomsel. “This influx of extreme data presents a massive opportunity to develop new, personalized, digital lifestyle experiences for Indonesian consumers. Unlike traditional database solutions, the Kinetica engine is purpose-built for extreme data and provides real-time data analysis and location intelligence across our business, from Prepaid and Postpaid mobile, to Digital Lifestyle Services (Video, Gaming, Music), to Mobile Financial Services, and Digital Advertising for starters.”

As new technologies and data sources proliferate, data has never been as unpredictable and analysis as complex. In the new Extreme Data Economy, data may be big or small, static or streaming, structured or unstructured, long-lived or perishable, human or machine. Siloed legacy databases built for serial computing can’t keep up in a world where insights need to be nearly instantaneous. What is needed is a capability that enables customers to build a new class of data-driven applications to address these challenges. Kinetica’s instant insight engine runs on NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA DGX systems which provide real-time analytics on data — in motion and at rest — 10 to 100X faster than traditional systems, and at one-tenth of the cost.

“Telkomsel is a stellar example of a mobile operator embracing innovative technologies and harnessing the power of extreme data,” said Paul Appleby, CEO at Kinetica. “Data is central to digital lifestyle experiences and mobile businesses can no longer rely on legacy big data platforms analyzing data after the fact. As companies such as Telkomsel get digitally transformed, they will need to embrace new applications that combine streaming IoT, advanced analytics, and the power of AI in a converged solution.”

“The combination of NVIDIA and Kinetica for Telkomsel delivers breakthrough data-driven customer experiences at speeds that previously weren’t possible,” said Raymond Teh, Vice President of APAC at NVIDIA. “By selecting the potent combination of Kinetica on NVIDIA GPUs, Telkomsel benefits include an expanded and optimized network as well as real-time financial and business reporting.”

About Telkomsel 

Telkomsel is Indonesia’s largest mobile operator with more than 178 million subscribers. To serve customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas, outer islands and border areas, Telkomsel has built more than 176,000 BTSs. Telkomsel has consistently implemented the latest mobile technology, as well as being the first mobile operator in Indonesia to commercially launched the 4G LTE services. Entering digital era, Telkomsel has been continuously developing a wide range of digital business, such as Digital Advertising, Digital Lifestyle, Mobile Financial Services, and Internet of Things. To serve the needs of customers, Telkomsel operates a 24-hour call center and GraPARI service centers across Indonesia.

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About Kinetica

Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including the US Air Force, NORAD, USPS, Citibank, Telkomsel, MSI, OVO, and Softbank, among others. Kinetica is the first streaming data warehouse in the cloud to combine historical, streaming, and location data analysis at unparalleled performance and scale, for instant results.

Organizations across the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive,and beyond can load and analyze fast-moving data simultaneously, delivering instant insight. Kinetica offers flexible deployment, pricing, and support models across private and public clouds.

Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including Dell, HP, IBM, NVIDIA, and Oracle and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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