Oracle Corporation is Rittman Mead’s primary partner. We work closely with their sales and product development teams to deliver world-class Oracle solutions for our customers. Our consulting team is led by an Oracle ACE Director, and three Oracle ACEs, and we participate in Oracle programs such as the Oracle Partner Network, various product Beta programs and advisory panels for Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Database, and Oracle Data Integration. Almost all of our customer engagements have Oracle technology at their core, complemented where appropriate with products and technologies from our other partners.
Rittman Mead is a Cloudera Silver Partner. We specialise in engagements where Cloudera technology is deployed alongside Oracle products such as Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Database Advanced Analytics Option. We work with their partner program and development teams to incorporate Cloudera Hadoop technology into our “big data” and “advanced analytics” projects, for example, delivering R-based statistical analysis on the Cloudera Hadoop platform, and offloading ETL processing to Hadoop in combination with Oracle Data Integrator.
Rittman Mead are alliance partners with Tableau software. Tableau is a market leader in visual analytics, offering a user friendly tool that can connect to a number of data sources and simplifies joining and blending data where necessary. We have seen Tableau increase their market presence within a number of our new and existing customers and we have helped clients with POCs, strategy on licensing options, installing and configuring Tableau server and using Tableau desktop to create rich visualisations and dashboards to help users discover the answers to their data questions through Tableau. Rittman Mead also built the essential OBIEE to Tableau connector, Unify, where you can connect securely to your OBIEE RPD and create Tableau extracts on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis.
Rittman Mead is Confluent partner, the leading contributors and inventors of Apache Kafka. Kafka is the software that underpins the running of some of the most recognisable technology companies of the 21st century such as Netflix, Spotify and Uber. We have used Kafka on a number of projects due to it's ability to satisfy a number of use-cases including it's capacity to handle high throughput of data in a fault tolerant way whilst also being flexible and scalable. We work with Confluent to bring Kafka to customer's enterprise architectures usually starting with POCs that create business value. We share Confluent's belief that Kafka can become the central nervous system of many large organisations' enterprise data architectures. Have a look at our Kafka blog posts here
Rittman Mead is also an Amazon Web Services Standard Partner. We use their services to deploy development and production customer platforms to Amazon’s industry-leading public cloud platform, using VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). Our skills include use of Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) for hosting Oracle and other databases in the cloud, along with Amazon Redshift and Amazon Elastic MapReduce for AWS-native data storage and processing. For data loading into AWS, we use Oracle GoldenGate, along with tools such as Attunity Cloudbeam, for secure incremental load into and out of this and other public clouds.