Case Study

SMARTLab drives data collaboration with CloudCover’s Data Pipes

CloudCover’s Data Pipes + AWS + SMARTLab


  • CloudCover Data Pipes was chosen to create an end-to-end data pipeline to facilitate the exchange of data to build innovative solutions.
  • CloudCover created a sandbox environment allowing members to experiment with data in Data Pipes.
  • Data Pipes ensures all members’ PII information are protected by using classification, with the ability to tag and mask sensitive data.
  • Data Pipes allows fine-grained permissions to determine what data the partners can access, enabling SMARTLab to onboard partners quickly and securely.

The Overview

CapitaLand has co-invested with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to set up a SMARTLab Innovation Center for the purpose of Data Exchange between companies to drive towards Smart Nation Initiatives in Singapore.

SMARTLab provides a platform for companies to share problem statements and collaborate with technology players to co-develop and trial new solutions for commercialization, both in Singapore and overseas.

Problem Statement

To connect disparate data sources from SMARTLab & their partners into a single platform that allows for quick & easy access to analytical tools, while keeping the data secure.

SMARTLab needed to create a movement of data between data owners and data consumers across targeted segments to drive innovation, and support new services and products.

They required a platform that would allow them to self serve data from the various sources, store and manage the different format and sources of data from SMARTLab and their partners, to monetizing the data and offering valuable data to their partners and customers by providing a sandbox playground environment to quickly explore and experiment with the data, creating an end-to-end data pipeline.

Introduction To Data Pipes

Data Pipes

A Cloud-native Data Management Platform

Data Pipes is a cloud native data management platform that helps analytics and IT teams to control, trust and democratize their data by automating it’s practices. Data Pipes creates an end-to-end experience, being equipped with data integration and preparation capabilities, allowing users to self-serve ingestion of data from a rich variety of data sources, with access to analytical tools so that users can go directly from the data catalog to analysing and sharing of data.


Intuitive and easy to set up, CloudCover’s Data Pipes was chosen to empower this data exchange.

This data exchange, powered and set up by Data Pipes on AWS Cloud, is built upon the tenet of ingesting data across a variety of sources. Data from different sources are streamlined into a central location onto the AWS Cloud, leveraging on key AWS services to improve efficiency and allow for increased transparency between stakeholders.

Data Pipes March 2021 - Aylwin Tan, Chief Customer Solutions Officer, CapitaLand Ltd, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Vishal Parpia, Co-founder of CloudCover. This signing was witnessed by Peter Wright, CEO of STT Cloud Group, and Chong Yoke Sim, ex-Country Manager of AWS Worldwide Public Sector.


Sandbox accounts were created that allowed SMARTLab partners to use the data for advanced analytics and innovation on the cloud.

Data Pipes

  • Access Control Capabilities

    Data Pipes allows fine-grained permissions to be set to determine what data the partners can access. This structure enables SMARTLab to onboard their network of partners to gain access to the data in Data Pipes quickly and securely.

  • Stay in Control of your Data

    When access is no longer required, the sandbox account can be off boarded quickly, with the data still remaining within the realm of Data Pipes within the SMARTLab account.

Key Features

Data Pipes for the win

  • Data Ingest

    Data Ingest

    A data replication platform that replicates data to your data lake in real-time using state of the art CDC technology. Data Ingest was used to connect disparate data sources from Data Providers.

  • Data Catalog

    Data Catalog

    Discover, sort and organize all your data intelligently to accelerate transition towards data driven business decisions. Data Catalog was used to allow Data Consumers to search and find relevant data with metadata information around ingested data.

  • PII Management

    PII Management

    To establish rules and limitations of shareable data. Fosters accountability in data use and promotes data ethics using classification, tagging and masking of sensitive data to ensure it’s protection and meet PII compliance.

  • Governance


    Manage and organize your data to enable collaboration and access to only authorized users. To allow or disallow access through access control, providing access to SMARTLab’s data producers and data consumers for them to access and analyse the datasets.

Business Value Derived

Data Pipes creates a shared repository of trusted data to facilitate product development and innovation.

Data Pipes is enabling SMARTLab’s members, from startups and enterprises, to seamlessly infuse any data source to a unified data lake in the cloud, which allows other members to effectively consume a variety of data, and use it for analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and building innovative solutions and proof of concepts while protecting member’s PII information.

“CloudCover’s Data Pipes interface, search capabilities and integrated data security features have allowed us to learn the system quickly, and given us the assurance to use it for our day-to-day operation.”

Aylwin Tan, Chief Customer Solutions Officer, CapitaLand Ltd. Aylwin Tan, Chief Customer Solutions Officer, CapitaLand Ltd.

Aws - Smartlab Cloud Innovation Lab

Amazon Web Services launched ASEAN’s first Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in Singapore.

The center’s first co-innovation lab collaboration is with Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab (SMARTLab) which will connect industry leaders in the Smart City Arena, to uncover challenges and innovate on solutions.

Data Pipes November 2021 - Vishal Parpia, Co-founder of CloudCover, giving a demo of Data Pipes to Peter Moore (left), AWS Worldwide Public Sector, regional managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan, and Jessica Tan (2nd from left), deputy speaker of Parliament of Singapore and member of the Parliament East Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) among others.

The new center will serve as a hub for public and private sector organisations to use cloud technology with digital innovation capabilities to solve Innovation Challenges to address the critical problems or opportunities facing public and private sector organisations.

CloudCover’s Data Pipes was chosen to create an Intelligent Estate data exchange to consolidate data from different parts of any building, and help building owners, facilities and estate managers to innovate on sustainability and environment health safety solutions to reduce carbon footprint.

Discover more about the Cloud Innovation Lab and how you can be a member here.