A background to Smart Associates


Formed in 2003, Smart Associates has gained a reputation and an extensive background in the provision of data warehouses and data lakes.

We have managed large data migration and integration projects for clients in retail, insurance, banking, financial services, telecoms, healthcare and other industries in both Europe and Asia Pacific. We are experts in combining and enriching data from multiple internal and external sources. Implementation sizes have ranged from 50TerraBytes to 5PetaBytes giving clients previously unavailable business insights and capabilities.

Smart Associates has expanded from its inception as a purely time and materials style consulting into fixed price solution delivery, providing outsourced application and database support.

We're proud of the fact that despite numerous large scale and technically demanding engagements, often taking responsibility for projects that others had previously failed to deliver successfully, we’ve never had a single failed project or unsatisfied customer. We intend to keep it that way. Typically, we prefer to take responsibility for total solution delivery and will assemble complete teams of professionals to meet our customer’s bespoke Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing requirements. Most of our customers are large, ‘blue chip’ corporations - with a particular emphasis on the telecommunications, financial services, and retail sectors.

Of particular note is our help for those companies looking at their options for replacing Netezza (some models of IBM®’s Pure Data™ for Analytics) systems for which support will be withdrawn by IBM in 2019.
• For those looking for a support solution, we can provide our Netezza After-Life Support Service.
• For those who have decided on a replacement database system, we can help their migration with our Smart Data Frameworks and Lift ’n’ Shift Data Warehouse Migration Service (see Migrating from Netezza)
• For those who have yet to decide on a replacement, we can provide a unique combination of experience, services (Lift ’n’ Shift Data Warehouse Migration) and products (Smart Data Frameworks, Yellowbrick) to achieve a superior alternative at minimum risk and in very quick time (see Replacing Netezza).

Smart Associates has a unique bi-hemisphere model with hubs in both Europe and Asia Pacific serving a global client base with a proven delivery model that spans multiple time zones.

We have people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds with work experience across data architecture, data science, data engineering, software development, product support, management consultancy, legal topics and finance.

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