Consulting

We offer consulting on all Big Data and Hadoop related topics. We work at all levels: From the conceptional or strategic stage (what can be done?) right down to hands-on work in the source code.

We differ from our competition in that we are committers in some of the projects (Apache HBase, Hive, ORC) and have been working in the field for 10+ years now.

Key facts:

  • Based in Germany - customers worldwide
    • For on-site work outside the EU please be aware that there can be significant delays due to potentially necessary visa processes
  • We are fluent in English and German and happy to do projects in both languages
  • We are happy to work remote and or on-site depending on the situation
  • We charge a daily rate plus expenses but are also happy to arrange a retainer which provides the best value

Our skills:

We are experts in the ecosystem that developed in the early to mid-2000s and is generally referenced with by the term "Big Data". Typical for these tools is that they focus on Data Engineering, Analytics, Machine Learning, often tie into the Hadoop ecosystem, are sometimes called NoSQL and are often, but not always, non-commercial and open-source.

It's in the nature things that we don't have a full list of all the technologies we cover as it would be constantly changing - it includes (but is not limited to) these projects:

  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache Hive (we have one committer on the team)
  • Apache HBase (we have one committer on the team)
  • Apache Kafka
  • Apache NiFi
  • Elasticsearch
  • Apache Spark
  • and others...

We're always monitoring what's out there and are exploring and evaluating new projects all the time.

What we do

  • We focus on short projects where we can deliver high value in a short time
    • Our usual engagements are about one to two weeks at a time, that does not mean that this is the end of our relationship but often just the beginning
    • We believe in empowering you with our consulting and training to achieve almost everything yourself
  • After an initial engagement we work with you to assess the need for further visits and schedule these as appropriate
  • Alternatively, we offer support via other channels like E-Mail, Skype or Slack
  • We are experts at fire-fighting and troubleshooting on every level from hardware to software issues and we understand that these issues usually can't wait so we try to be as flexible as possible
  • PoCs are something we can help you with as well

If you're in doubt just contact us and we can work something out!