The concept of big data has been around for years; most organizations now understand that if they capture all the data that streams into their businesses, they can apply analytics and get significant value from it. The Big Data and Analytics market is in a state of massive transformation from on-premises to cloud-centric enablement. Companies today are seeking to implement self-service business intelligence solutions that dramatically reduce the burden on IT, eliminate shadow IT groups while putting the power of analytics in the hands of the end-users, and enables both business scale and agility.
The adaptive data methodology will drive business operations, rather than simply reflecting performance. The new benefits that big data analytics brings to the table, however, are speed and efficiency. Whereas a few years ago a business would have gathered information, run analytics and unearthed information that could be used for future decisions, today that business can identify insights for immediate decisions. The ability to work faster – and stay agile – gives organizations a competitive edge they didn’t have before. Delivering rapid time-to-value for the clients with a combination of Agile Big Data methodology and a highly effective teaming model, NorthBay Solutions is a global provider of mobile, big data, and enterprise web architecture, user experience design and application development services and solutions.
Improving Strategic Planning and Analysis
Established in 2010 and based in Boston, NorthBay is the pre-eminent full-service big data, analytics and business intelligence professional services firm helping Fortune 1000 companies retool or (re)create their business to exploit the new capabilities offered by the AWS Cloud. The company architects, designs and develops enterprise-class Mobile, Web, Social and Big Data solutions for some of the world’s most innovative start-up companies. They also cater their services to some of the world’s largest companies including EMC, Cisco, Ariba, Interwoven, PTC, PWC, TVGuide, St Paul Travelers, Johns Hopkins, Duke University Law, Random House, Los Alamos National Laboratories, JP Morgan, Deloitte & Reuters.
To repeatedly deliver excellence the company launched its own NorthBay University in early 2012 on the NorthBay campus. Wherein each new team member spends the first 90 days of their career at NorthBay University solving real world problems. Most senior team members refresh their skills at NBU as technology evolves and the needs of their customers change. These collaborative efforts by the team and the organization help their clients to achieve time-to-market advantage, drive technology innovation, and gain economical access to world-class software engineering resources globally.
Proven Expertise – customer success
NorthBay has earned the highest level of certification from Amazon Web Services that includes its Big Data Competency, Education Competency and Mobile Competency. In addition to these broad and challenging accreditations NorthBay has also achieved highly sought after-key certifications in Amazon Redshift, Kinesis, Lambda, DynamoDB and Machine Learning. They leverage these unique skills by partnering with their client organizations via their OneTeam Model. To further support the rapid time-to-value paradigm NorthBay has a series of packaged service offerings that afford customers with the opportunity to take advantage of a fixed time and fixed budget engagement. Their customized solutions for clients have span numerous industries including healthcare, media, mobile & social gaming, financial services, retail, technology, education, and publishing.
Strategist and Technologist
A brilliant strategy, a blockbuster product, or breakthrough technology can put you on the competitive map, but only solid execution can keep you there. Brian Barker, CEO at NorthBay, is a technologist with an ability to think strategically as well as the drive to focus and produce organizational growth on a daily basis. He has over 25 years of experience in the computer software business. Prior to NorthBay, Brian was a Director at EMC Corp. He also served stints as CEO of Cambridge Technology Vision, an M&A SaaS vendor acquired by Intralinks & was President of ClearSpring Technologies, an event driven management software vendor acquired by Veritas.
He also has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Synthetic Networks, a network testing vendor acquired by Agilent – Vice President of Sales and Business Development at the mobile software vendor Isovia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CambridgeDocs, acquired by EMC and President of OneStone USA, which is a workflow vendor acquired by Lotus Development Corporation.
Evolution of the Revolution in Big Data Market
NorthBay was early to the Big Data market and as a partner of AWS. When they started, organizations had not yet embraced the Cloud in a meaningful way. Consequently, the interest in AWS big data solutions was limited to predominantly proof of concepts.
During this time, NorthBay focused on a small yet strategic set of Clients and serviced to build expertise and deliver quality solutions in the Cloud Data Warehouse market. Having been the earliest of partners to use AWS products such as Redshift, NorthBay now has countless customers projects and use cases that can be leveraged to assist new clients to implement their enterprise data platform.
Today, NorthBay’s clients benefit from their hard-won experiences and best practices evolved over dozens of successful implementations of data lakes, data warehouse and related big data initiatives. Whether it regards retiring on-premises data warehouse solutions, or implementing a new Business Intelligence tool, or migrating a database or entire warehouse, their customers realize value rapidly!
Leadership – Growth – and most importantly, Successful Clients
NorthBay continues to rapidly evolve along with the market as the needs of clients become more sophisticated. They are growing their Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics practice to enable customers with the most advanced machine-generated outcomes. In addition, they are adding key team members Data Scientists to their team as well. Lastly, they will continue to embrace the Amazon Web Services ecosystem to expand their skills and expertise both technically and from a business outcomes perspective.