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Teradata embraces the big data ecosystem, buys Think Big Analytics

I think this is a changer in the confused Big Data space. Teradata is bound to make bigger gains due to this buy out.


Longtime data warehouse vendor Teradata appears to have found true big data religion, highlighted by the acquisition of consulting firm Think Big Analytics, which the two companies announced on Wednesday morning. Think Big is a fairly well-known firm that rode the rise of Hadoop and NoSQL technologies and specializes in helping companies integrate them into their existing data architectures.

The company, which has counted some big-name businesses among its clients since launching in 2010, will remain largely independent under Teradata’s ownership. Ron Bodkin, Think Big’s co-founder and CEO, said his company will still work on whatever technologies its clients have and desire, including competitive data warehouses. It will not act as a replacement for the team of specialists who help Teradata customers deploy that technology.

“Our mission and focus at [company]Think Big[/company] will continue,” Bodkin said.

Structure Data 2013 OMX Group Ron Bodkin Think Big Analytics Ron Bodkin at Structure: Data 2013. Source: Albert Chau

Rather, the acquisition seems like…

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