Teradata, the data analytics company, announced today that it has purchased Big Data Partnership, a provider of big data solutions and training. Teradata stated that Big Data Partnership had deep expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and had helped its clients discover how to become more data driven and data savvy through data science and the adoption of the latest big data technologies.
Big data analytics services represent a fast-growing market valued by Gartner at $40 billion in 2015. Internet-of-Things sensor data and information streams from consumer technologies are fueling growth and spiking demand for multi-genre analytics, new data infrastructures and business models.
Big Data Partnership was founded by Mike Merritt-Holmes, Tim Seears, and Pinal Gandhi in 2012 and will now join Teradata’s Think Big consulting practice, accelerating Think Big’s expansion of open source consulting services internationally.
Rick Farnell, senior vice president, Think Big, a Teradata Company stated:
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. 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 terms of the acquisition agreement were not disclosed to the public.