How We Do It

Platform Selection

The right combination

Building on your existing environment and data roadmap, we’ll help you choose the optimal data platforms and technologies for your specific needs.




There are dozens of platforms and technologies out there that access, persist, integrate, cleanse and analyze your data. What are the advantages and drawbacks of each? What is the cost difference? Which are less complex to implement? Which one is right for you?




We assess your organization’s specific needs and priorities through extensive interviews. This information helps us determine your “data roadmap”, including the platforms and technologies that will be most effective, easiest to use and maintain, and maximize your budget.

Which database or document store platforms does your organization currently use? Which will best lend themselves to your future data needs: Microsoft, Oracle, Hadoop, or Mongo? Which data management tools will be the most effective and efficient for you: Informatica, Talend, Mulesoft? What about data governance and Master Data Management? Will your data discovery be more effective through Tableau or Qlik? Should you seek advanced analytics in Python or R? What about SAS? We’ll take you through the pros and cons of each option, considering their relative capabilities, total cost of ownership, time to implement, and long-term viability, to ensure that you make choices that are aligned both with your organization’s present state, and its future.

Further to helping you make the right selection, we are also resellers of the technologies we determined to be best-in-class and would gladly work with you to help you acquire the software through us at a more competitive price.






Alteryx is the leader in data blending and advanced analytics software. Alteryx Analytics provides analysts with an intuitive workflow for data blending and advanced analytics that leads to deeper insights in hours, not the weeks typical of traditional approaches. Analysts love the Alteryx analytics platform because they can deliver deeper insights by seamlessly blending internal, third party, and cloud data, and then analyze it using spatial and predictive drag-and-drop tools. This is all done in a single workflow, with no programming required.


Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.


Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop™. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Only Cloudera offers everything needed on a journey to an enterprise data hub, including software for business critical data challenges such as storage, access, management, analysis, security and search. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.


Collibra Corporation is the industry’s only global data governance provider founded to address data management from the business stakeholder perspective. Delivered through a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Collibra is the trusted data authority that provides data stewardship, data governance and data management for the enterprise business user. Collibra automates data governance and management processes by providing business-focused applications where collaboration and ease-of-use come first. Collibra’s data governance platform embraces the new requirements of big data solutions, with automation, machine learning, and the flexibility to govern data assets from source to visualization. Increase the value of your data through strong and flexible data governance.


Couchbase makes it easy for developers to build enterprise applications on NoSQL using N1QL, a declarative query language that extends SQL for JSON. Couchbase also makes it easy to operate at any scale, with elastic scalability and configurable cross data center replication to increase data locality and availability. All Couchbase products are open source projects.


Datawatch Corporation enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100.


Informatica LLC is 100 percent focused on data because the world runs on data. Organizations need business solutions around data for the Cloud, big data, real-time and streaming. Informatica is the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, in the Cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. More than 7,000 organizations around the world turn to Informatica for data solutions that power their businesses.


Paxata introduces the only Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise. With Paxata, business analysts have the ability to rapidly turn all raw data into ready data for analytics—in minutes, not months – without coding, scripting or pre-defined models or schemas. At the same time, IT and data administrators have a comprehensive platform to govern how data is being used, promote collaboration and empower the business with faster time to insights and action.


Qlik is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Over 38,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas.


Reltio applications allow business users to understand markets, drive revenue opportunities and reduce risk exposure through actionable, real-time and predictive insights by relating disparate datasets from multiple sources.


Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Offering a revolutionary new approach to business intelligence, Tableau allows you to quickly connect, visualize, and share data with a seamless experience from the PC to the iPad. Create and publish dashboards and share them with colleagues, partners, or customers—no programming skills required. See how Tableau can help your organization by starting your free trial at


Talend is the open source leader in integration software. Through support of the latest big data platforms and innovations, Talend empowers organizations of any size to turn data into a strategic asset and competitive differentiator. Talend efficiently connects data and applications ranging from on-premise to cloud systems, from Hadoop to NoSQL and sensors. Working at big data scale, five-times faster than the competition and at a fifth the cost, Talend enables companies to act with real-time insight about their business and customers.