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MetaScale Approach to Big Data Consultation

MetaScale provides scalable Big Data teams to meet your enterprise Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL project requirements and long-term support and delivery needs. We have developed innovative big data solutions for tackling some of the most common data management, analytics and business intelligence challenges with open source technologies.

With available resources skilled at implementing enterprise solutions, we can help you develop a big data capability in shorter timeframes and at lower costs than alternative solutions. We can deliver on-demand big data skills for your core requirements, such as scripting and analytics, which are among the scarcest IT skill sets on the market.

“MetaScale was created to provide services to companies who want to exploit big data tools quickly.”

Born from Sears Holdings Corporation’s several years of big data experience and investment, MetaScale offers a suite of services and an independent, partnership driven approach that focuses on helping enterprises accelerate their big data and Hadoop-related initiatives. We are confident we can leverage our experience of applying Hadoop technology to the enterprise, partnering to help you realize dividends from your data faster than otherwise possible.

Big Data Technology

Open Source

MetaScale embraces open source technology when designing solutions for big data projects. Our solutions are built primarily from tools made available by the Apache Software Foundation, including: Hadoop, Pig, Storm, Flume, Java, MapReduce, YARN, Hive, Kafka, HBase, Cassandra, Spark, Drill, Sqoop, Zookeeper, Oozie, COBOL convertor tool, Mahout LifeRay and Alfresco.

Business Intelligence and Big Data

MetaScale offers a complete set of Hadoop infrastructure and big data support services to meet the specific challenges of today’s business intelligence projects. Our teams currently manage several petabytes of enterprise production workloads, and have extensive experience in designing, building, deploying and supporting the Hadoop platform and ecosystem tools.

  • Niche end-to-end player in the BI and big data space, providing services from strategy advisory to final implementation of the strategic roadmap
  • Strong expertise in MySQL, Oracle RAC, and DB2 UDB
  • Heavy traditional OLAP user (Teradata, Netezza and Greenplum high speed appliances)
  • Big Data Center of Excellence with a professional team experienced in enterprise use cases and implementation of open source technologies
  • Maintain an enterprise grade private cloud with thousands of servers and virtual desktops for customers

An early adopter of big data and legacy modernization initiatives using open source technology, MetaScale has a proven record of assisting large enterprises in performing complex analytics and production schedules not possible or cost effective prior to big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL.


Engagement Models

Whichever phase you are at in your big data journey, MetaScale can help accelerate implementation and reduce time to market.

To best achieve objectives for big data projects, MetaScale offers various managed services and staffing models to extend your Hadoop team.

Big Data Infrastructure Services

  • Hosted or On-Premise
  • Buy or Lease (CAPEX and OPEX Models)

Big Data Solutions and Support

  • On-Site / Remote
  • Onshore / Offshore


MetaScale delivers proven methodology in planning, designing and implementing big data projects to ensure scheduling and budgetary success. We are focused on helping you deliver new information and research opportunities to your business partners using open source big data tools.

We employ a variety of industry standard Project Lifecycle Management Frameworks and agile/scrum software development methodology using related practices of Lean Thinking, Test Driven Development, and Kanban where appropriate.

Staffing Models

MetaScale leverages a cost effective onshore/offshore delivery model designed to provide onsite consultants at your location and support staff supplementing efforts from Chicago and India.


Hadoop Big Data Center of Excellence

Our Big Data Center of Excellence (COE) is comprised of highly skilled architects and engineers who have extensive experience in designing, building, and deploying enterprise-scale Hadoop platforms. We have spent years developing design best practices for Hadoop and helping companies accelerate their learning curve to quickly implement robust, production-ready environments.

Big Data Tools

Our consulting team provides technical expertise in optimizing big data tools for enterprise use including MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Storm, Spark and Mahout for reliable production workload.

Hadoop Distributions

MetaScale provides experienced management, support and delivery services for MapReduce and YARN on top Hadoop distributions including Hortonworks, Cloudera, MapR, Pivotal and IBM.


MetaScale offers deep expertise in integrating Hadoop with Mainframes, Databases and Data Warehouses for efficient management of workload that meets demanding production schedules.


MetaScale offers heavy production skills running 24/7/365 enterprise workloads in Hadoop and NoSQL.


MetaScale offers day-to-day experience in implementing secure Hadoop environments that consider SOX/PCI and other compliance and audit requirements.

NoSQL Databases

MetaScale can help you evaluate and implement the optimal NoSQL database, including MongoDB, HBase and Cassandra, for your real-time analytics requirements.

Cost Effective, Competitive Advantages

If you’re exploring open source big data software options or you’re an advanced Hadoop IT shop, we have cost effective solutions to meet your big data management and analytical needs. We aim to provide superior big data solutions through augmenting results driven, practical insights.

MetaScale offers strategic options for organizations to engage with our team and quickly leverage expert resources to rapidly accelerate the analytical value of your data.

  • Big Data Accelerated POC – MetaScale provides a dedicated Hadoop POC environment with specialist technological support to help you investigate big data use cases
  • Big Data Assessment and Strategy Development – MetaScale provides independent evaluation of your current environment. We aim to strategically identify data gaps and ultimately develop an actionable roadmap for achieving the type of ROI that your company needs with Big Data.
  • Big Data Services – MetaScale provides a scalable data solutions team to meet your Hadoop and NoSQL Big Data requirements with long-term support and deployment needs.
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