Teradata has bought UK-based company Big Data Partnership because of what it says is its “deep expertise” in technologies such as Apache Hadoop.
The US data analytics giant is particularly interested in the internet of things market, which Teradata says is another strong area of expertise for BDP.
The deal was done through a Teradata company called Think Big.
Rick Farnell, senior vice president, Think Big, says: “Big Data Partnership brings exciting new capabilities and broadens our analytic services portfolio, enhancing Think Big’s expertise and giving our customers more choices.
“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.”
Mike Merritt-Holmes, founder and chief strategy officer, Big Data Partnership, says the company appreciates the scope, scale and talent of Teradata’s global analytics organization.
He says: “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 were not disclosed.