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Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership consultancy

Teradata, a big data analytics company, has purchased Big Data Partnership, an EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training.

Big Data Partnership has deep expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and helps 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 at USD40 billion in 2015. Internet-of-Things sensor data and information streams from consumer technologies are fuelling growth and spiking demand for multi-genre analytics, new data infrastructures and business models. Some companies experiment with big data analytics, investing in and trying many data platforms and techniques, with mixed or poor results. Other companies scramble to recruit experts and services in the face of petabyte-sized data fluctuations.
Big Data Partnership was founded by Mike Merritt-Holmes, Tim Seears, and Pinal Gandhi in 2012. Today, Big Data Partnership has a team of big data architects, engineers, data scientists and certified trainers engaged with clients on-site and through its London facility. 
It will now join Teradata’s Think Big consulting practice, accelerating Think Big’s expansion of open source consulting services internationally. Teradata provides 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,” says Rick Farnell, senior vice president, Think Big, a Teradata Company. “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 customers from Big Data Partnership further grow Teradata’s worldwide consulting services organisation, and will bring big data analytics expertise to customers in Europe and Asia, with an initial focus on the UK, France, Germany, Nordics, Switzerland and China. 
"Big Data Partnership has become a trusted partner to Worldpay, supporting our big data analytics journey. The combination of Big Data Partnership and Think Big will provide us with quality data engineering and data science talent who will complement our teams in the successful delivery of our big data strategy,” says Mark Kimber, chief information officer of Worldpay, a leading payments company with global reach.
“Our clients have been outspoken in their appreciation for us, one saying that their business ‘has been advanced several years in a few months’ by working with Big Data Partnership. 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 organisation, and we are thrilled to extend our expertise to the companies that trust Teradata with their most valuable data assets,” says 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 have not been disclosed

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