US-based CBIG Consulting has enhanced its footprint in the Asia Pacific region through the opening of its new Melbourne office.

CBIG Consulting is an international team of experts in Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Cloud-based Analytics platforms.  The new Melbourne office will add to its already thriving Sydney, Auckland and Singapore practices.

Principal Cameron Price, General Manager of CBIG's Asia-Pacific region, explained the purpose of the expansion was to get more local with boots on the ground to serve a large influx of big data customers from Melbourne.

"We appreciate all the support we've received from our strategic partners. Thanks also to our Melbourne customers who have fully embraced CBIG's lean and cloud analytics services that prove better, more streamlined Big Data solutions don't have to be more expensive. We're in a great cycle right now," Price said.

The announcement is a strong indication of Melbourne's fast-growing ICT, Big Data analytics and Cloud-based industry.  The industry is generating A$34 billion in revenue annually and employing around 91 300 people directly. It is internationally competitive, generating annual exports of around A$2.5 billion.  Melbourne's cloud hub is also the largest in the Asia-Pacific and it has more cloud-specific companies and listed technology companies than any other Australian city.