Analytics data platform and services provider Teradata said that it has acquired Think Big Analytics firm, which is into consulting and solutions focused exclusively on Hadoop and big data solutions.
“This is Teradata’s third big data-related acquisition in six weeks, all of which are key to achieving our goal of being the leader in enabling customers to derive maximum value from all their data. Think Big’s consulting expertise enhances Teradata’s capability to advise customers on the best way to leverage diverse, open source big data technologies to grow their business,” said Mike Koehler, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Think Big has demonstrated expertise in implementing open source big data technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases including HBase, Cassandra and MongoDB, and Storm for real-time event processing.The consulting teams have deep-domain knowledge with a variety of Hadoop distributions such as Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR.
In addition, Think Big provides a set of pre-built application components for Customer and Clickstream Analytics, Distributed Device Data Management and Analytics, and Risk and Trading Analytics.
The Think Big consulting teams can manage the entire Hadoop and big data deployment process, which includes conducting assessments, building a strategic roadmap, designing an effective architecture, and implementing big data solutions.
The Think Big Solution Centre’s on-shore deployment model complements the existing Teradata big data consulting business. In addition, the Think Big Academy will provide hands-on expert training courses for customers.
“Teradata and Think Big share an empowering vision to help customers leverage new, open source technologies to complement existing proven technologies, which drive analytic value from a rich diversity of data sets,” said Ron Bodkin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer – Think Big.
“We are elated to join the Teradata team and work closely in delivering big data solutions by providing our expert domain knowledge,” added Rick Farnell, Co-Founder and President – Think Big.