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Tech Data Inks Strategic Partnership with Yugabyte

Bennett Wong, Vice-President for Advanced Solutions, Modern Data Center & Analytics, Tech Data Asia Pacific & Japan

Tech Data has entered into a new strategic partnership with Yugabyte. The Tech Data-Yugabyte partnership in the Asia Pacific & Japan region is the first for Yugabyte across TD SYNNEX & Tech Data globally. It supports Tech Data’s strategy on driving digital transformation built on data for business partners by accelerating capabilities in cloud native architectures, especially for born in the cloud partner ecosystems.

With growing interest around transformative trends such as Mission Critical Microservices due to its promise of improved scalability when compared to monolithic systems, born in the cloud apps, edge and IOT applications are driving shifts in today’s database market. IDC Futurescape predicts that by 2024, nearly 60% of organizations’ new custom-developed applications will be built and managed using microservices as foundations for stronger and higher performing automation. These shifts necessitate the need for modern databases to support these modern applications.

Bennett Wong, Vice-President for Advanced Solutions, Modern Data Center & Analytics, Tech Data Asia Pacific & Japan, said, “We have observed a trend of end-customers looking to move apps to both hybrid and multi-cloud, as well as new startups building applications in the cloud. With a distributed SQL database built to power global-scale cloud native applications, Yugabyte is well positioned to value-add and support their needs as their operations scale.”

“As more organizations and ISV’s in Asia embrace digital transformation and app modernization, the need for a cloud-native database is rising. YugabyteDB is built to simplify data geo-distribution as well as to enable speed, scale, resiliency, security and portability, all critical for modern workloads,” said  Danny Zaidifard, VP, Business Development & Partners at Yugabyte. “Our partnership with Tech Data will help accelerate the adoption of YugabyteDB to support partners in modernizing the data layer for their customers. Tech Data’s alignment to open source technologies and presence across the APJ market will allow us to quickly connect and engage with the partner ecosystem effectively.”

The new partnership is expected to brings in lots benefits for the customers. It will provide expanded capabilities in cloud native architectures for born in the cloud partner ecosystems, allowing enterprises to focus on business growth instead of complex data infrastructure management.

Similarly, it ensures full alignment with Tech Data’s Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy for Next Generation Data Centers in Infrastructure Modernization, Data Center Automation, Application Modernization, Cloud Operating Model, and Workload Segmentations, towards supporting digital transformation.

This will act as the cornerstone of Tech Data’s Analytics GTM strategy for Data Modernization, Data Fabric, and Hybrid Motion to support modern applications, where microservices need a cloud native relational database that is resilient, scalable, and geo-distributed to complement their customers’ data maturity journey.

“We are excited to collaborate with Yugabyte to support the enormous growth of independent software vendors and startups across the Asia Pacific and Japan region, particularly in markets like India where Tech Data has deep roots in the enterprise partner ecosystem. This new partnership supports our goal of being a leader in Data Lifecycle and also enables us to expand into application and database modernization,” concluded Wong.

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