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Big Data Partnership secures Series A funding from Beringea

June 5th 2014

The funding will be used to accelerate the growth of the core team to meet increasing demand

(London, UK) Big Data Partnership, the leading big data services company today announced the completion of a £1.25 million round of Series A investment from Beringea, an international growth capital firm that manages the ProVen Venture Capital Trusts.

Big Data Partnership provides vendor-agnostic big data consulting, training and support for diverse industries including web, financial services, telecoms, utilities, defence and media.  Its extensive client list boasts several leading Fortune 500 companies.

Trevor Hope, Chief Investment Officer, Beringea LLP, manager of the ProVen VCTs, commented: “’Big Data’ is a widely used term; although most organisations appreciate its potential promise they still face adoption and deployment challenges. Demand for big data skills continues to outstrip supply and Big Data Partnership is one of the few companies addressing this gap and offering a legitimate way to push industry forward.”

Trevor Hope will join Big Data Partnership’s board.

Big Data Partnership’s team of industry experts, including data scientists, engineers and business strategy specialists, provides scalable and reliable solutions to capture, store and analyse big data to solve problems, identify new revenue streams and develop customised solutions that meet specific customer requirements.

“The explosion of interest in big data and machine learning is transforming the workplace, as businesses increasingly seek new ways to capitalise on their fast-growing datasets,” said Mike Merritt-Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Big Data Partnership. “We are overcoming the incumbent challenges by helping enterprises navigate the rapidly evolving technology landscape of modern data platforms such as NoSQL, Hadoop and search technologies.”

The funding will be used to accelerate the growth of the core team including engineering, data science, sales and marketing, to meet increasing demand from enterprise customers.

Big Data Partnership is vendor-agnostic and partners with many of the world’s leading big data technology providers including Hortonworks, MapR Technologies, DataStax, Elasticsearch, IBM and Microsoft’s HDInsight. For a full list of Big Data Partnership’s partners please visit:www.bigdatapartnership.com/partners/