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Big Data Partnership reports 91% growth and appoints tech CEO Carmen Carey

May 13th 2016

A record year, a new CEO and Gold Status partnership with Hortonworks – Big Data Partnership targets new sectors for growth

(London, UK) Big Data Partnership, Europe’s largest independent big data services consultancy, today announced record financial results with 91% year or year growth from FY15-FY16.

To support its future strategy and rapid scale up, the company has also appointed CEO Carmen Carey, most recently COO at Metapack, CEO of ControlCircle (acquired by Alternative Networks in 2014), and previously COO of MessageLabs (now Symantec).

Carey has joined Big Data Partnership to help the company build on the continuing momentum the big data industry has experienced over the past two years, delivering value to an increasing portfolio of enterprise clients. The firm’s 3D approach, ‘Discover – Develop – Deliver’, has been widely acknowledged to fast-track firms looking to implement the new generation of big data technologies, with three clear stages designed to turn complex data into actionable insight and solutions to deliver tangible returns.

“This is a pivotal time for Big Data Partnership as the big data industry moves into the mainstream and companies realise the potential to develop and monetise deeper business and customer insights,” says Carey. “Businesses are realising the need for improved speed of transformation and Big Data Partnership is in a unique position to enable greater analytics capabilities to support this while fostering a truly data-driven culture amongst organisations. The depth of knowledge and experience within our team is unparalleled in Europe, and we are enjoying helping our customers to innovate and pioneer the use of emerging technologies – it’s an exciting time.”

Big Data Partnership’s expertise and potential has not gone unnoticed throughout the industry. Big Data Partnership is the first of Hortonworks’ EMEA-based System Integrator (SI) partners to achieve Gold Partner status, which is testament to the quality of its work and the large number of certified professionals it is able to deploy.

The two companies have completed several successful projects and training together, with much of Big Data Partnership’s team carrying Hadoop certification. The partnership will act as a foundation for Hortonworks to continue its growth and expansion into EMEA as the demand for Connected Data Platforms increases.

“We continue to see an increased demand for Hadoop in Europe as evident by the highest attendance ever at the recent Hadoop Summit held in Dublin,” says John Kreisa, VP International Marketing, Hortonworks. “Our history of working together coupled with a large number of highly qualified experts at Big Data Partnership available for full lifecycle projects and training affirmed Gold Partner status,” Kreisa adds.

“Becoming a Hortonworks gold partner is a great accomplishment for us and proof that the market for big data is growing very quickly,” says Carey. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Hortonworks to help organisations become more data-driven through data science and the adoption of Hadoop.”

Over the past 24 months, London-based Big Data Partnership has tripled in size. The company recently joined Hortonworks at Hadoop Summit in Dublin where it previewed its new service offering, the Data Capability Framework, an in-depth assessment process that helps organisations to accelerate big data speed to market and programme delivery.