Twitter Set To Strike IBM-Style Analytics Deal With NTT Data


In the aftermath of Twitter’s big data division GNIP announcing that it would no longer make firehose reseller agreements with third parties, Twitter has provided an update on how one of its firehose licensees is being affected. In a blog post in Japanese, Twitter confirmed that NTT Data, which resold Tweets and their metadata in Japan, will indeed no longer have firehose reselling rights come August (as we reported first over the weekend). But it also pointed out that the relationship is not ending altogether: the two are now working on enterprise services.

“NTT Data has been and will continue to be a very close and strategic partner in Japan,” the company wrote in the post. “Our two companies are working together now on transitioning NTT Data from being simply a data reseller to a far more strategic solutions partner based on the strength of NTT Data’s breadth and depth of expertise…

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