With the introduction of Big Data, today’s organization has access to large amount of data like never before. A few years back unstructured data was considered of no use, but now with Big Data it can be collected and analyzed. Big Data solves the question of how to ingest and utilize vast amounts of unstructured data that is generated at velocities that structured databases cannot handle.The wealth of data available through Big Data helps in the improvement and targeting of marketing strategies. This leads to an increase in the customer base and helps the organization to stay ahead of their competitors.
RCG Global Services offers services through three practices – Advisory, Business Applications, and Data & Analytics. The innovative team at RCG is led by Rob Simplot. Rob joined RCG as CEO in 1999. In the 16 years under his leadership, the company has advanced its Data & Analytics business consulting capability dramatically while also driving revenue growth in the outsourcing of Business Applications development, Testing and Maintenance & utilizing the company’s subsidiary in the Philippines.
RCG’s Big Data Proof of Concept validates the business value of Big Data using client data in RCG’s Emerging Technologies Lab with Hadoop-based technologies and analytics. No kind of investment in Big Data hardware, software, or skills from client IT or business units is required for this. RCG’s Big Data PoC also provides business insights using client data. The PoC provides clients with access to RCG’s skills, experience, and facilities to jump start the learning curve and application of Big Data analytics. RCG’s Hadoop Lab will accommodate client’s data in a PoC situation to demonstrate data science and analytics unique to their industries like Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy, and Hospitality.
RCG’s EDW Optimization offering will offload data and processes from expensive MPP database environments (Teradata, Neteeza, Exadata) into a low cost open source data lake, saving clients huge future investments for MPP expansion.
“Our data ingestion framework will import vast volumes of data into a data lake without weeks of arduous software programming”, says Rob.
RCG forayed into the Big Data phenomenon at a very early stage. They are one of only a few Gold Status partners for Hortonworks, which demonstrates their large investment in Hadoop certifications. RCG’s Hadoop Lab in Chicago is unique in the vendor universe.
“As the marketplace transitions from “experimentation” to real Big Data production environment use cases, we believe we have the skills and real client successes to maintain a market leadership position,” says, a confident Rob
RCG has achieved Big Data implementation success at over 25 Fortune 500 clients.
RCG’s future state roadmap is predicated on the belief that these emerging open source data-related technologies will fundamentally alter the market forever. Because it is new and complex, this creates a huge market opportunity for consulting companies like RCG.
“We have invested heavily, early and believe it will generate huge growth for us”, concludes Rob.