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Big Data Partnership Announces Support for Microsoft’s HDInsight

November 27, 2012

LONDON, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Big Data Partnership, a leading ‘Big Data’ specialist service provider, today
announced that it has been chosen as one of a few select organizations from around the
world to participate in the Microsoft Big Data Partner Incubation Program. Big Data
Partnership’s participation in the program followed a rigorous nomination process that was
supported by Microsoft SQL Server global marketing managers and industry leads.

Under this agreement, the two companies will work closely together to drive customer
engagement and the roll-out of Microsoft HDInsight, which is Microsoft’s distribution of
Apache Hadoop for the Windows Azure and Windows Server platforms. Microsoft’s HDInsight is
an Enterprise-ready Hadoop service based on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), enabling
customers to seamlessly store and process data of all types, including structured,
unstructured, and real-time data in order to achieve rich insights and drive operational
efficiencies and increased revenue opportunities.

Big Data Partnership’s inclusion on the Microsoft Big Data Partner Program will
deliver many benefits to its clients; enabling them not only to understand the growing
variety of the data but also to achieve simplified deployment of solutions via HDInsight.

“Big Data Partnership is excited to work with Microsoft to help accelerate the
adoption of its big data solution in Enterprise,” said Mike Merritt-Holmes, CEO at Big
Data Partnership. “By combining the simplicity of Windows Server with the power and
reliability of the Hortonworks Data Platform, we will be able to deliver compelling
advanced analytics and ensure that a wider audience reap the benefits big data promises
using the familiar tools of Excel, including PowerPivot and Power View. We commend
Microsoft for their commitment and contribution to the open source Apache Hadoop community
and for helping to democratize big data.”

Big Data Partnership is a partner of both Microsoft and Hortonworks, the
market-leading pioneer of Apache Hadoop. As a Hortonworks’ Certified Training Partner, Big
Data Partnership will also be delivering the ‘Hortonworks Hadoop on Windows for
Developers’ training course for customers across Europe in early 2013.

“Microsoft HDInsight will allow customers to run Hadoop on Windows Server and on
Windows Azure,” said Bob Baker, Director, Microsoft Server and Tools Marketing. “Combined
with the business intelligence capabilities of SQL Server 2012, HDInsight enables
customers to obtain great insight from structured and unstructured data. We see the
services market around these capabilities as growing rapidly, and Big Data Partnership is
well positioned to execute. We are pleased that Big Data Partnership is supporting
Microsoft HDInsight, and we are excited about the value this relationship will bring to
our joint customers.”

About Big Data Partnership

Big Data Partnership is the leading UK-based big data specialist solution provider,
offering a combination of Professional Services and Training to help enterprise clients
unlock the value in complex data.

For more information, visit http://www.bigdatapartnership.com.


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