Big Data Partnership Joins Microsoft Big Data Partner Incubation Program
December 04, 2012
By Madhubanti Rudra
, TMCnet Contributor
London-based big data consultancy firm, Big Data Partnership, is one of the few organizations that Microsoft (News - Alert) has handpicked to participate in its Big Data Partner Incubation Program. As part of this program, Big Data Partnership will collaborate with Microsoft to offer Microsoft HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based solution for the Windows Azure and Windows Server platforms that make managing big data easier for the enterprises.
It enables customers to seamlessly store and process data of all types, including structured, unstructured and real-time data in order to achieve rich insights and drive operational efficiencies and increased revenue opportunities. This enterprise-ready Hadoop service is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform, and Big Data Partnership is a partner of both Microsoft and Hortonworks.
The Big Data Partnership clients are expected to gain from the alliance in a big way. Microsoft HDInsight will allow customers to run Hadoop on Windows Server and on Windows Azure, helping them to achieve simplified deployment of solutions via HDInsigh.
Combined with the business intelligence capabilities of SQL Server 2012, HDInsight enables customers to obtain great insight from structured and unstructured data. Big Data Partnership's inclusion on the Microsoft Big Data Partner Program will enable its clients to understand the growing variety of the data.
“Big Data Partnership is excited to work with Microsoft to help accelerate the adoption of its big data solution in Enterprise. By combining the simplicity of Windows Server with the power and reliability of the Hortonworks Data Platform, we will be able to deliver compelling advanced analytics and ensure that a wider audience reap the benefits big data promises using the familiar tools of Excel, including PowerPivot and Power View. We commend Microsoft for their commitment and contribution to the open source Apache Hadoop community and for helping to democratize big data,” Mike Merritt-Holmes, CEO at Big Data Partnership, explained in a statement.
As a Hortonworks' certified training partner, Big Data Partnership will also be delivering the “Hortonworks Hadoop on Windows for Developers” training course for customers across Europe in early 2013.
“Big data should provide answers for business, not complexity for IT. Providing Hadoop compatibility on Windows Server and Azure dramatically lowers the barriers to setup and deployment and enables customers to pull insights from any data, any size, on-premises or in the cloud,” technical fellow at Microsoft David Campbell commented in connection with the release of Microsoft HDInsight, a couple of month back.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey