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Teradata has bought Think Big Analytics, Inc., a consulting and solutions company focused 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,” CEO Mike Koehler said in a statement.

“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 says it 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. It also works with implementing 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.

Customers include Intel, EMC, Net App, and Johnson & Johnson.

The Think Big Solution Center’s on-shore deployment model complements the existing Teradata big data consulting business, the companies said. 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,” Ron Bodkin, Think Big’s founder and CEO said in a statement.

Rick Farnell, co-founder and president of Think Big, said the goal is “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 staff will remain in place at Mountain View, Calif.

In July Teradata acquired assets of Revelytix, a maker of information management products for big data with metadata management technology and expertise in integrating information across the enterprise; and the assets of Hadapt, including experienced big data technologists and intellectual property.



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