Ultra Tendency has been using Cloudera in customer projects since 2011. This very close partnership is manifested in Ultra Tendency being the only Cloudera Gold Partner in Central EMEA. As Ultra Tendency has unique capabilities, Cloudera leverages Ultra Tendency to complement its own professional services organization. Thus, Ultra Tendency delivers some of the most demanding projects in DACH, EMEA and worldwide for Cloudera. As the only Cloudera partner in the Central EMEA region, Ultra Tendency has signed the therefore required subcontractor contract with Cloudera Inc. Typical tasks are: streaming applications, data lake use cases, extensive batch processing, predictive analytics and IoT use cases. Ultra Tendency works closely with Cloudera product development in the United States to meet the needs of common strategic customers like Europe’s largest telco. If customer requirements require extensions of the current Cloudera portfolio, Ultra Tendency implements those regularly before Cloudera makes them available itself (e.g. Parcel for Apache Nifi for CDH customers, Kubernetes, Spark on Kubernetes).
Ultra Tendency has Microsoft partner status “Gold” (for Microsoft Azure) and employs Microsoft-certified experts in a wide variety of disciplines. Ultra Tendency traditionally has a very close relationship with Microsoft and was mentioned in keynotes by Microsoft VPs at the Hadoop Summit in San Jose (2015/2016) for the analysis of radiation data in Japan after the Fukushima meltdown using Azure technology. Microsoft CEO, Satye Nadella, describes this use case in his book “Hit Refresh – The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone”. Ultra Tendency is developing the NoSQL database Apache HBase and other Apache open source projects together with Microsoft and others (e.g., Alibaba, Salesforce, Cloudera, Huawei, Xiaomi). Together with the Microsoft Global Black Belt Team (GBB, Microsoft’s technological spearhead), Ultra Tendency developed common reference architectures for Big Data, Streaming and IoT. With the GBB team, Ultra Tendency realizes joint projects in the EMEA region. These holistic end-to-end big data and IoT architectures use both, open source components and the Microsoft stack, and are implemented and operated by Ultra Tendency. Rüdiger Schickhaus (Global Black Belt Advanced Data) describes Ultra Tendency as “the unique bridge between Open Source and Azure”.
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Ultra Tendency aims for “Select” partner status in Q3 2020 and holds several AWS certifications and has We master AWS’s Big Data Analytics stack including ingestion, data processing and any business application as well as Microservices and leverages these technologies for projects at global corporations like Germany’s largest car manufacturer.
Jointly, T-Systems and Ultra Tendency won the tender to design, implement and operate the new statistic platform of the European Central Bank (SPACE). Ultra Tendency is responsible for the architecture and the implementation of this new statistic platform. T-Systems realizes the migration from the old to the new platform. Maintenance and operations of the new platform will be done jointly. Moreover, Ultra Tendency designed, implemented, and operates T-Systems 3rd party data brokerage and Self-Service Analytics Platform, the Telekom Data Intelligence Hub.
As Ultra Tendency holds 13 Databricks certifications currently, we are by far the most certified Databricks partner in the German-speaking area. Apache Spark is a core technology in the Open-Source ecosystem of data technologies. Since 2013, Ultra Tendency has worked with Apache Spark (Version 0.9) and integrated Kerberos for Spark for our customers before it was GA. As partners, Ultra Tendency and Databricks can react jointly and quickly to customer project developments.
As Ultra Tendency holds 6 Confluent certifications currently, we are the 2nd most certified Confluent partner in the German-speaking area. Since 2013 we work with Apache Kafka and implemented Spark Streaming for Kafka SSL for our customers before it was GA in 2014. As partners, Ultra Tendency and Confluent can jointly react fast to customer project developments.
We are contributing source code to more than 14 Apache Projects, as we regularly understand that enhancements are neccessray to fulfill our customers’ requirements holistically. Among Ultra Tendency’s workforce several persons have the Apache community status “Contributor” and “Committer”. Due to their prior contributions to a certain Apache Project, Committers gained the privilege of changing the source code of their respective project on their own behalf. Ultra Tendency employs Committers in the Apache projects HBase and Alluxio. Hence, unmatched technological expertise is guaranteed as well as the fastest way to bug fixing and feature requests. Jan Hentschel is Apache HBase Release Manager and the 11th highest ranked HBase Committer in the world.
Moreover, Ultra Tendency employs Contributors to the following Apache projects: Kafka, Nifi, HBase, Ansible, Zeppelin, Ranger, Oozie, Yarn, Sentry, Avro, Zookeeper, Ozone, Yetus. Ultra Tendency is heavily involved in the community. The execution of Meetups in Ultra Tendency’s offices, the regular participation at Spark Summits as well as Keynotes at Strata Conf in London 2018 and Evolve 2020 underlines our commitment to the community.