The era of Big Data is a fact, so much so that significant negotiations in this field are still taking place. Such is the case of the people of Teradata – leader in platforms, marketing applications and data analysis services – who has opted to acquire Think Big Analytics, Inc. – leader in Hadoop-focused consulting and Big Data solutions.
In this regard, Mike Koehler, president and CEO of Teradata, said that this is the third acquisition related to Big Data that the company makes in six weeks and all are essential to achieve the goal of being leaders in helping customers obtain The maximum value of your data.
"Think Big's consulting experience allows Teradata to better advise its clients about the best way to take advantage of the different Big Data technologies with open code and thus grow their business," Koehler said.
For his part, Ron Bodkin, founder and CEO of Think Big, said that both companies share the vision of helping customers take advantage of new open source technologies to complement existing ones, which adds value to the analysis by examining various data sets
“We are very happy to join the Teradata team and work closely in the delivery of Big Data solutions offering our experience,” Bodkin said.
The whys of everything
In addition to what was indicated at the beginning, it is worth highlighting some of the specific aspects that moved Teradata's interest towards Think Big.
one. Demonstrated experience in the implementation of Open Data Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases including HBase, Cassandra and MongoDB and Storm for real-time event data processing.
2. Deep knowledge of their consulting teams in a wide variety of Hadoop distributors such as Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR.
3. Its pre-built modules for Customer and Clickstream Analytics, Distributed Device Data Management and Analytics and Risk and Trading Analytics.
In addition to Think Big's valuable features, Randy Lea, Vice President of Teradata Aster Data Center of Excellence in the Teradata Amrica Sales and Services department, highlighted the experience, delivery methodology, intellectual property assets and solutions of that company, which, in his opinion, will strengthen Teradata's position as leader.
At the same time, Rick Farnell, co-founder and president of Think Big, who does not hesitate to also express congratulations on this negotiation, stressed that combining Hadoop and scientific experience together with the industry's leading platform for data analysis It is a great opportunity for your customers to innovate.
“We are very happy to take the next step in our goal of creating the most important organization of Big Data solutions, revealed Farnell.
In this sense, it is worthwhile to emphasize another couple of important points; first, that the Think Big Solution Center on-shore implementation model complements Teradata's Big Data consulting business; and second, Think Big Academy provide practical training for expert consultants in courses taught to clients.
Think Big professionals in Big Data, including their management team, will maintain their positions and join the Teradata data consultancy in America, company sources reported.
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