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.

From its inception as a purely time and materials style consulting, Smart Associates has expanded into fixed price solution delivery, providing outsourced application and database support. Our services range right through the data warehouse lifecycle, from inception, design, platform selection, migration, implementation and support, and for any architecture, whether on-premise, cloud or hybrid.

We have managed large data migration and integration projects for clients in retail, insurance, banking, financial services, telecoms, healthcare and other industries. Most of our customers are large, ‘blue chip’ corporations. We are experts in combining and enriching data from multiple internal and external sources. Implementation sizes have ranged from 50 terabytes to 5 petabytes 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.

The approach we have taken is to capture accumulated experience in our Smart Management Frameworks and Smart Data Frameworks. This means we can automate many migration and management processes, including many items not covered by standard vendor tools. The result is to ensure critical tasks are completed correctly, and risk, time and costs are greatly reduced

Of particular note is our help for those companies looking at their options for upgrading or replacing their IBM®’s Pure Data™ for Analytics/Netezza systems that have reached end of support by IBM.
Smart Associates has a unique bi-hemisphere model with hubs in the United States, 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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