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Global E-commerce Giant Amazon Opened Its Largest Campus in Hyderabad

Amazon unveils its largest campus in Hyderabad

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Siddharth Nambiar, Director of Category Management, Amazon India said: "Now, customers can order the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as everyday grocery and get it within 2 hours. Pixabay

Global e-commerce giant Amazon opened its largest and first campus outside the US, here on Wednesday.

The 9.5-acre campus, located in Nanakramguda, will house over 15,000 employees. Amazon has 62,000 employees in India. With 1.8 million sq feet office space built over 3 million sq ft area, it’s Amazon’s single largest building in the world in terms of area.

It was inaugurated by Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Amazon Vice-President Global Real Estate and Facilities Director John Schoettler and Amazon-India Senior Vice-President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal.

“Over the last 15 years we have invested significantly in India across 30 office spaces, the AWS APAC region in Mumbai, 50 fulfilment centres in 13 states as well as hundreds of delivery and sorting centres, creating nearly 200,000 jobs,” said Agarwal.

The facility will have the largest employee base outside the US.

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The facility will have the largest employee base outside the US. Pixabay

Schoettler said the campus was built in three years. It has interfaith prayer rooms, mother’s room, quiet rooms, showers, helipad and an all-day open cafeteria. It’s designed to facilitate inclusion and diversity, he added.

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Amazon has its largest India fulfilment centre in Hyderabad. Spread over 400,000 sq ft, it’s located near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The company plans to expand it to 580,000 sq ft by next year.

Amazon now has 4 million sq ft office space at eight centres in Hyderabad, excluding the fulfilment centre. (IANS)

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Amazon Acquires Turkish Data Processing Startup Company “DataRow”

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country

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Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country. Wikimedia Commons

 E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow.

Eren Baydemir, who founded the company with Can Abacigil in 2017, tweeted to confirm the acquisition.

“A new chapter begins for DataRow today. Our team is very excited to join AWS, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead in terms of data analytics,” Baydemir tweeted.

The company’s website also announced the move.

“We are proud to have created an innovative tool that facilitates data exploration and visualization for data analysts in Amazon Redshift, providing users with an easy to use interface to create tables, load data, author queries, perform visual analysis, and collaborate with others to share SQL code, analysis, and results. Together with AWS, we look forward to taking our tool to the next level for customers,” the announcement read.

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E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country.

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Last year, Vice President of Amazon Europe Xavier Garambois said that the company already has a team in Istanbul for cloud computing, but not a data centre. (IANS)