Think Big builds Big Data applications and solutions based primarily upon open source-based platforms. Our projects are assembled after careful evaluation of the most appropriate Big Data technologies that suit your data and your goals. When you engage Think Big consultants, you minimize the risk to your Big Data initiatives and ensure fast time-to-value. 

Engineering Offerings + Our Approach

For all the potential benefits of Hadoop, companies cannot simply dump data into its distributed file system and expect immediate value.  To query what was previously non-queryable, to join siloed data, to perform new analytics with complete flexibility and store more data than what was previously deemed possible, requires a new approach: the data lake. 


Our Big Data Pilot provides early success that enables you to demonstrate value and gain sponsorship within your organization. It is an 8-10 week engagement that combines Big Data use case selection, roadmap design and highly concentrated data engineering services. The Pilot enables you to turn your Big Data use case into a high impact project that incrementally extends your systems by integrating new tools and data sets. 

Think Big builds high value Big Data solutions by assembling applications using components that run on open source platforms. They are designed with input from key stakeholders and selection of the most appropriate technologies and unique, data science-driven models. Our solutions are developed using our proven methodology incorporating quick, 2 week sprints within 8-12 week development cycles. We have successfully implemented our agile approach at world-leading companies such as Facebook, HGST/Western Digital, NASDAQ and NetApp. 

Big Data projects involve an entirely new set of rules, technologies, techniques and tools compared to traditional IT initiatives of the last decade. As such, Think Big’s experienced consulting teams are guided by our proven methodology which has been developed and refined over the course of 4 years and more than 50 successful Big Data projects. 

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Think Big’s Solution Center is staffed with highly-trained engineers, developers and data scientists who support our field engineers and data scientists with their proven Big Data expertise. They lead many of Think Big’s Pilot and later-phase projects and are also experts in providing cost-effective, ongoing support and maintenance services to our clients. 

Think Big is a pure-play Big Data services firm so our onshore data scientists, and engineers are well practiced and educated in Big Data technologies. The type of Big Data tools and techniques used by our staff varies depending on the type of project, the environment, data and goal.