LONDON, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Big Data Partnership, the leading big data services company, today announced an expansion of its curriculum and a partnership with Databricks to offer Europe's first Apache Spark training programme.
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. Big Data Partnership offers a unique breadth of knowledge of open source big data technologies, which is reflected in its wide range of partners. This enables it to offer training and assistance to IT professionals who need to learn about and exploit these technologies.
Mike Merritt-Holmes, CEO and cofounder of Big Data Partnership, comments: "While Apache Spark is a relatively new open source solution, its powerful real time capabilities, ease of use and rich functionality - including stream processing, machine learning, and graph computations - are quickly making it a leading processing engine for Hadoop data. We are thrilled to offer training to the European market for this important framework."
Mike Ferguson, managing director of Intelligent Business Solutions, comments: "Big Data Partnership's announcement to offer Databricks certified Spark training in Europe will no doubt be welcomed by Hadoop customers seeking to exploit scalable in-memory analytics to accelerate analytical processing. By providing training for the latest open source technologies, Big Data Partnership is filling the skill gap in the open source marketplace."
"We are happy to have selected Big Data Partnership as our first Spark Training Partner for Europe. With Big Data Partnership's focus and experience working with Spark and other big data related technologies, they are an ideal choice as a provider of Spark training in Europe," said John Tripier, Alliance and Ecosystems lead at Databricks.
Big Data Partnership is vendor-agnostic and partners with many of the world's leading big data technology providers including Databricks, Hortonworks, MapR Technologies, Couchbase and Elasticsearch. For details on Big Data Partnership's training programmes, visit: http://www.bigdatapartnership.com/#training-education
About Big Data Partnership
Founded in 2012, Big Data Partnership is EMEA's leading big data specialist solution provider. Offering data science, big data engineering and certified training & support, Big Data Partnership provides scalable and reliable solutions to capture, store and analyse big data. Big Data Partnership's team has deep expertise and experience in key big data technologies including the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Apache Spark, Apache Cassandra and other NoSQL technologies. Big Data Partnership is venture-funded by Beringea LLP. For more information, visit http://www.bigdatapartnership.com.
Databricks was founded by the team that created and continues to drive Apache Spark, the most active Big Data project in Apache. Databricks' vision is to dramatically simplify big data processing and free users to focus on turning data into value. Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark, delivers on this vision by combining the power of Spark with a zero-management hosted platform and an initial set of applications built around common workflows. Databricks is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz. For more information, visit http://www.databricks.com.
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