Teradata Acquires Big Data Partnership to Expand Analytics Capabilities

By Ken Briodagh July 25, 2016

The argument for data as the up-and-coming currency of the world is getting harder to refute as the IoT builds to ever greater prominence. More and more companies are starting to recognize this fact. Teradata, a big data analytics company, has purchased Big Data Partnership, an EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training, in a move to make it a bigger global place in the data marketplace.

Big Data Partnership has expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and helps its clients take better advantage of the IoT with data-first strategies through data science and the adoption of the latest technologies.

Big Data Partnership will now join Teradata's Think Big consulting practice, expanding Think Big's open source consulting services internationally. The Big Data Partnership team will be added to Teradata's consulting capabilities to provide strategic consulting, platform-neutral options and agile implementation services for big data analytics.

“Big Data Partnership brings exciting new capabilities and broadens our analytic services portfolio, enhancing Think Big's expertise and giving our customers more choices, outcomes tailored to their goals, and valuable knowledge transfer,” said Rick Farnell, SVP, Think Big, Teradata. “We continue to strengthen our world-class solutions business to help our customers design, build and run analytics, and the Big Data Partnership consultancy fits well with Teradata's increasingly strong global analytics practice. As a result, we see fast-growing opportunities in the services market, where hybrid platforms and integration of on-premises and cloud capabilities evolve seamlessly. We help our clients think big, start smart and scale fast.”

The ranks of new talent and innovative customers from Big Data Partnership further grow Teradata's worldwide consulting services organization, and will bring valuable big data analytics expertise to customers in Europe and Asia, with an initial focus on the U.K., France, Germany, Nordics, Switzerland and China.

“Our people are mission-driven and fully understand the importance and impact of our consulting work. We also appreciate the scope, scale and talent of Teradata's global analytics organization, and we are thrilled to extend our expertise to the companies that trust Teradata with their most valuable data assets,” said Mike Merritt-Holmes, founder and chief strategy officer, Big Data Partnership. “We look forward to extending our expertise and services to help meet the growing demand for big data analytics services across the world and the global Teradata community.”

The terms of the acquisition agreement were not disclosed.

Edited by Alicia Young
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