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Teradata Acquires Think Big for Hadoop and Big Data

Think Big's demonstrated expertise with open source, big data technologies extends Teradata's leadership

Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, announced that it acquired Think Big Analytics, Inc., the leading consulting and solutions company focused exclusively on Hadoop and big data solutions. Think Big's proven Hadoop and big data consulting methodology and capabilities help companies ensure successful implementation of their big data initiatives.

"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," said Mike Koehler, president and chief executive officer, Teradata. "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."

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.

"We're thrilled that Think Big is joining Teradata. Their expertise, proven delivery methodology, intellectual property assets, and solution frameworks will strengthen Teradata's position as the global leader helping organizations become data-driven enterprises through analytics," said Randy Lea, vice president, Teradata Aster Data Center of Excellence, Teradata Americas Sales and Services. "Teradata and Think Big embrace a range of vendor-neutral, open source options and recommend the best combination based on each customer's unique business needs."

Think Big brings deep expertise generated from successful engagements, which helps organizations realize real value from their data and provides the full spectrum of strategy and implementation services. 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 Center'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."

Rick Farnell, co-founder and president of Think Big, added, "We're excited to take the next step in our journey to build the premier big data solution services organization. Combining industry-leading Hadoop and data science expertise with the industry's leading platform for data analytics is a tremendous opportunity for our clients to innovate and realize game-changing value."

Think Big's experienced big data professionals, including its management team, will remain in place, and join Teradata's big data consulting practice in the Americas. Teradata's practice helps customers get the most value from their Teradata Aster products and services, Hadoop products and services, and the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™. Think Big's main offices will remain in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and market its services and solutions under the name of Think Big, a Teradata Company.

Because they are not material to Teradata, the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Teradata
Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a global leader in analytic data platforms, marketing and analytic applications, and consulting services, helps organizations become more competitive by increasing the value of their data and customer relationships. Visit teradata.com for details.


Cloud Expo's giant Silicon View billboard which is viewed by more than 1.3 million motorists per week

The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location.

The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise.

Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.

With Cloud Computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to learn about the latest technology developments and solutions.

Attend Cloud Expo Nov 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Craft your own custom experience. Learn the latest from the world's best technologists. Find the vendors you want and put them to the test.

15th Cloud Expo Expanded Conference Program

Cloud Expo
Track 1: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Track 2: APM, Cloud and Hot Topics
Track 3: Cloud APIs & Business
Track 4: Cloud Security - Mobility

Big Data Expo
Track 5: Big Data/Analytics

@ThingsExpo
Track 6: Consumer IoT
Track 7: Enterprise IoT
Track 8: IoT Developer & WebRTC

DevOps Summit
Track 1: "Dev" Developer Focus
Track 2: "Ops" Operations Focus

More than 150 all-star faculty members will discuss the hottest technology topics in November. In addition to the expanded APM and API coverage, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will offer a variety of Linux containers and Docker sessions.

DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo also doubled its content from June, in two full simultaneous tracks for three days.

Tracks and topics for DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will include:

  • Application delivery
  • ROI and business value
  • Site reliability
  • Continuous delivery
  • Kanban, Scrum, and Agile
  • Continuous integration
  • Release scalability
  • Continuous release
  • Service virtualization
  • Operational monitoring
  • Capacity management
  • Load testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Manager and exec support
  • Release automation
  • Cultural change
  • Breaking down IT silos
  • Cloud development
  • Cloud platforms
  • Test automation
  • Teaming
  • Application security
  • API management
  • Identity and access
  • Audit and control
  • DevOps and ITIL, ISO, Six Sigma, COBIT
  • Mobile DevOps
  • DevOps for legacy systems
  • Software-defined servers
  • Network automation
  • Server automation
  • Configuration automation
  • Continuous support
  • DevOps anti-patterns
  • Enterprise DevOps
  • DevOps system architecture
  • IT orchestration
  • Containerization
  • DevOps skills and training
  • WebOps, CloudOps, ChatOps, NoOps
  • Change management

Tracks and topics for Internet of @ThingsExpo will include:

Consumer IoT & Wearables

  • Wearables
  • Smart Appliances
  • Smart Cars
  • Smartphones 2.0
  • Smart Travel
  • Personal Fitness
  • Health Care
  • Personalized Marketing
  • Customized Shopping
  • Personal Finance
  • The Digital Divide
  • Mobile Cash & Markets
  • Games & the IoT
  • The Future of Education
  • Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT

  • The Business Case for IoT
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Transportation
  • The Smart Home
  • M2M
  • Authentication/Security
  • Wiring the IoT
  • The Internet of Everything
  • Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Local & State Government
  • Federal Government

IoT Developers

  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Linux Containers
  • Node-Red
  • Open Source Hardware
  • AJAX and the IoT
  • Leveraging SOA
  • Multi-Cloud IoT
  • Evolving Standards
  • WebSockets
  • Security & Privacy Protocols
  • GPS & Proximity Services
  • Bluetooth/RFID/etc.
  • XMPP
  • Nest Labs

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® 2014 Silicon Valley
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