It is with great pleasure that we announce that Think Big is joining Teradata, a leader in big data analytics since before “Big Data” acquired capital letters. We are excited to have the backing and support of a global leader in analytics for our mission of accelerating business value from Big Data in the enterprise, with the resources to scale quickly and to develop application components for the new world of open source data platforms. We are now Think Big, a Teradata company, and continue to operate as a separate entity. We will continue to be a vendor neutral expert guiding customers on strategy and architecture and we will invest and scale our hands on team-based approach to implementing Big Data applications and data science analytics with our customers.
We started Think Big four years ago with the vision of applying new technologies and techniques to help customers unlock new value from their business data. Teradata has shared this mission since its founding in 1979 to commercialize Caltech research around massively parallel database technologies. Today, Teradata supports some of the world’s largest decision support and data warehouse systems on the planet. We were impressed by the culture, values, openness and determination of Teradata to expand their business to take advantage of the rapid growth in analytics that Big Data offers.
Together, Teradata and Think Big have a huge opportunity ahead to help customers embrace the new wave of Big Data with Hadoop, NoSQL and emerging open source platforms and technologies while leveraging existing investments and skills in traditional data processing systems and Teradata’s deep experience in best in class analytics in all industries.
We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity ahead to create the industry’s leading Big Data solutions business.
We are proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in four short years. It wouldn’t be possible without the amazing team at Think Big, including my co-founders Katie and Rick, and the brilliant consultants and leaders who’ve grown the organization. Thank you to all of the Big Thinkers who have brought us to this stage and will help us continue to build the future. Thank you also to our customers and to the investors who believed in us and were true partners and to our advisors, partners and supporters who helped us with referrals, ideas and encouragement. We are excited for the next stage of the journey, building a global brand in Big Data solutions and to have a major impact on the industry as analytics becomes central to our connected economy.