Concurrent, Inc. and Big Data AB Join Forces to Accelerate Big Data Application Deployment

Concurrent, Inc. and Big Data AB Join Forces to Accelerate Big Data Application Deployment

Companies’ Combined Experience with Production-Grade, Large-Scale Deployments Helps Businesses Seeking Competitive Advantage, Leveraging Data Assets

SAN FRANCISCO and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – April 7, 2015 – Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, and Big Data AB, a consultancy focusing solely on big data technologies based on Hadoop, today announced they are teaming up to help businesses speed development of Hadoop-based enterprise data applications.

This partnership between Concurrent, whose Cascading platform and Driven solution help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale, and Big Data AB, the premier big data consultancy in Sweden, means organizations worldwide will be able to tap into the companies’ extensive consulting, integration and development experience for both of their growing global customer bases.

Big Data AB has developed some of Sweden’s first Hadoop-based data analytics solutions that are in production. The company has helped customers such as King Digital Entertainment and Svenska Spel integrate their transaction-intensive systems into large-scale analytics and reporting infrastructures.

Concurrent provides the proven data application platform for reliably building and deploying data applications on Hadoop. With more than 275,000 downloads a month, Cascading is the enterprise data application platform of choice and has become the de-facto standard for building data-centric applications. Driven is the industry’s leading application performance management product for the data-centric enterprise, built to provide business and operational visibility and control to organizations that need to deliver operational excellence. Together, Cascading and Driven deliver a one-two punch to knock out the complexity and provide a proven reliable solution for enterprises to execute their big data strategies.

Supporting Quotes

“We help enterprise customers design big data processing pipelines. To process data at scale, you want to express your data transformation as code and have proper application management for optimum execution. Concurrent provides just the right level of abstraction on top of core Hadoop technologies to help you focus on business problems.”

– Johan Pettersson, founder and consultant, Big Data AB

“At Concurrent, our focus is on solutions that enable our customers to build, run and manage data applications at scale. We seek to partner only with consultants and integrators that have proven experience developing applications that have been deployed at scale and are in production. Big Data AB is the ideal partner for Concurrent as we both understand the realities and requirements of building applications that our customers can rely on.

– Gary Nakamura, CEO, Concurrent, Inc.

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About Big Data AB
Big Data AB is a Stockholm-based consultancy, established in 2011 that focuses on Hadoop technologies. Working with a number of fast-growing online companies within gaming, advertising and payment, Big Data AB has a proven track-record of putting Hadoop solutions into production.

About Concurrent, Inc.
Concurrent, Inc. is the leader in data application infrastructure, delivering products that help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale. The company’s flagship enterprise solution, Driven, was designed to accelerate the development and management of enterprise data applications. Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the most widely deployed technology for data applications with more than 275,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco and online at

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