Teradata buys Big Data Partnership Consultancy and expands Open Source Analytics Services

Amsterdam, August 15, 2016 - Teradata (NYSE: TDC), (NYSE: TDC), supplier of big data analytics applications, announces the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a leading provider of big data solutions and training in EMEA. The experts at Big Data Partnership have knowledge of disruptive technologies, such as Apache Hadoop, and help customers discover how data-science and the adoption of the latest big data technologies can become more data-driven and data-savvy

Amsterdam, August 15, 2016 - Teradata (NYSE: TDC), (NYSE: TDC), supplier of big data analytics applications, announces the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a leading provider of big data solutions and training in EMEA. The experts at Big Data Partnership have knowledge of disruptive technologies, such as Apache Hadoop, and help customers discover how data-science and the adoption of the latest big data technologies can become more data-driven and data-savvy .

Big data analytics services form a fast-growing market, which was valued at a value of $ 40 billion in 2015. * Data from the Internet of Things sensors and information flows from consumer technologies ensure growth and increase the demand for multi-genre

analytics, new data infrastructures and business models. Some companies experiment with big data analytics and invest and test in various data platforms and techniques, often with mixed to poor results. Other companies are entering the race to recruit experts and services, now that they are faced with data fluctuations of petabyte size.

In this high-demand and promising market, Big Data Partnership was founded in 2012 by Mike Merritt-Holmes, Tim Seears and Pinal Gandhi. Today, Big Data Partnership employs a highly talented team of big data architects, engineers, data scientists and certified trainers working on-site at clients or from the London office. Big Data Partnership now joins Teradata's Think Big consultancy practice, thereby accelerating the international expansion of Think Big's open source consultancy services. The Big Data Partnership team is an addition to the consultancy capabilities of Teradata that consist of strategic advice, platform neutral options and agile implementation services for big data analytics. Teradata is committed to giving its customers choices, with solutions that are used on-premise or in the cloud, with the result that companies have the expertise and insights needed to realize the value of all their data.

"Big Data Partnership brings exciting new possibilities. It broadens our analytics services portfolio, increases the expertise of Think Big and the collaboration gives our customers more choice, results tailored to their goals, and valuable knowledge transfer, "says Rick Farnell, senior vice president of Think Big, part of Teradata Company. "We are continuing to improve our world-class solutions so that we can help our customers design, build and run analytics. In addition, Big Data Partnership Consultancy fits well with Teradata's increasingly strong global analytics activities. As a result, we are seeing more and more opportunities in the services market, where hybrid platforms and the integration of on-premise and cloud options are evolving seamlessly. We help our customers think big, start smart and quickly scale up. "

With the addition of new talent and innovative customers of Big Data Partnership, Teradata's global consultancy organization will continue to grow and provide valuable big data analytics expertise in Europe and Asia. The initial focus will be on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland and China.

"Big Data Partnership has become a reliable partner for Worldpay in supporting our journey to big data analytics. The combination of Big Data Partnership and Think Big gives us data engineering of high quality and talent in the field of data science, which will complement our teams in the successful execution of our big data strategy, "says Mark Kimber, chief information officer of Worldpay, a leading payment service company with a global reach.

"Our customers have expressed their appreciation for us. For example, a customer states that his business, 'in a few months' time, has gone a few years, ' by working with Big Data Partnership. Our people are mission-driven and fully understand the importance and impact of our consultancy work. We also appreciate the reach, scale and talent of Teradata's global analytics organization, and we are excited to extend our expertise to the companies that trust Teradata with their most valuable data assets, "said Mike Merritt-Holmes, founder and chief strategy officer, Big Data Partnership. "We look forward to expanding our expertise and services, and hope to better meet the growing demand for big data analytics services around the world and in the global Teradata community."

Big Data Partnership has a proven approach to help companies implement successful big data programs based on a rapid evaluation of technology, business and maturity in governance. Big Data Partnership has a full lifecycle approach that evaluates a customer's big data assets at every stage of development, and provides comprehensive recommendations. This expert guidance helps organizations protect their investments in big data technologies, generate unique insights and achieve more effective, safer execution, as well as a faster time-to-market. Big Data Partnership has knowledge and proven experience in applying advanced data science, machine learning and real-time feeds to accelerate advanced decision making.

The Big Data Partnership methodology complements the proven open source consultancy approach of Think Big (called Think Big Velocity), which offers a customer services at every stage of their big data initiatives and takes them step-by-step further to a pre-agreed positive result. Think Big does this through an agile approach and skills, helping customers to continuously innovate, develop, implement, manage, and optimize new open source production analytical solutions.

The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

Teradata continues to invest in open source technology and consulting services, and expanding the company's recognized leadership in big data analytics and extensive Hadoop-optimized systems and services.

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* Gartner Market Guide for BI & Analytic Service Providers, August 2015

About Big Data Partnership
Big Data Partnership was founded in 2012 and is a leading big data specialist solution provider in EMEA, offering strategic advice, data science, big data engineering and certified training. The Big Data Partnership team specializes in and has experience in key big data technologies, including the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Apache Spark, NoSQL and search technologies. For more information, visit the company's website: Big Data Partnership.

About Teradata
Teradata (NYSE: TDC) helps companies worldwide to get more value from their data than any other company. Teradata's leading portfolio of solutions and services in big data analytics helps organizations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage with data. For more information: teradata.nl.

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