SR 20 Fastest Growing Big Data Companies 2016

NorthBay: The Premier Provider of Big Data Outsourcing Services

“Founded in 2010, NorthBay is widely known as the “Go To” company for organizations seeking to benefit from the new
Cloud-based Big Data/Analytics Paradigm.”

Today’s infinitely expanding universe of data offers great rewards for those companies who can turn data into information – and then turn that information into actionable insight. The challenge is to identify the important factors in order to grow the business or to make the business more efficient and sift through and rapidly extract those nuggets from the sea of information available.

NorthBay, a Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA based consulting company is an expert in Cloud Based Big Data Analytics, Data Warehousing and Cloud BI – most often in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment.

Amazon and its AWS Web Services have a dominant  position in the market.NorthBay is proud to be one of the first companies in the world to earn the AWS Big Data Competency. NorthBay is also reputed to be one of the 3 most accomplished AWS big data partners worldwide.

The company’s deep experience with the most advanced cloud based Big Data/Analytics projects provides it with a unique knowledgebase and skill set.

Service Portfolio
NorthBay provides a suite of professional services to assist organizations with; devising a Big Data roadmap, creating an ETL data transformation and ingestion process, architecting a cloud data warehouse and providing business intelligence insight. The company provides a series of packaged services that allow clients to take advantage of its services by using a fixed time and budget approach.

Case Study
Kitara Media is a leading digital media and technology company providing video solutions to advertisers, digital marketers and publishers. The challenge was to implement a more complex back end data management system to track more moving parts and tie distributed systems together for the online advertising market. Amazon Redshift proved to be the ideal data warehouse solution incorporating engineered data collection processes that bulk load and move data into cubes via the ETL process. Multi-dimensional cubes enabling data slicing, segmenting and analysis by Kitara ad trading desks were built in a matter of weeks centralizing data and allowing fact checking and
dimensional analysis.

NorthBay has delivered success with clients from the Healthcare, Media, Financial Services and AdTech sectors. Its client list includes companies such as; EMC, Facebook, MIT Technology Review, Mozilla, PTC, REMAX/Integra, Kitara Media, Eliza Corporation, Sophos, Intelligize, TV Guide, Best Buy, Petco, Broad Institute, J.P. Morgan, Cisco, Reuters, Scholastic, Johns Hopkins and many more.

Client Testimonial
“NorthBay is truly a pleasure to work with. They are timely, professional, organized and dedicated to customer success. Their expertise in Big Data has helped us make more timely and informed decisions. Specifically, they assessed our end-user needs, developed a cloud AWS big data architecture, developed ETL solutions for our operational data and created end-user reports. The results have been exceptional and it speaks volumes to NorthBay’s dedication and process, overall, setting us for greater success in the future” – Graeme Canivet, Director of Technology RE/MAX INTEGRA

NorthBay services clients throughout the United States via its onshore team as well as offshore resources. It has regional teams deployed in key markets such as New York and California. The company is continuing to expand its presence in the United States to service its incredible demand.

Future Focus Areas
The company will continue to focus on Big data and various complimentary services. The linkage between Big Data and IoT is obvious and is a natural extension of NorthBay’s service offerings.

Meet the Masters
Brian Barker, Founder & CEO
Brian has over 25 years of experience in the computer software business. Prior to NorthBay he was a Director at EMC Corp. He also served stints as CEO of Cambridge Technology Vision, an M&A SaaS vendor acquired by Intralinks and as President of ClearSpring Technologies, an event driven management software vendor acquired by Veritas. He also has served as President of Onetone USA, a workflow vendor acquired by Lotus Development Corporation; 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, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CambridgeDocs, acquired by EMC.

Raza Shaikh, Founder & Vice President, US Technical Services
With over 15 years of delivering technology services and building products, Raza brings a wealth of experience. Along with running Kendall Square Labs, a mobile apps business, he has been part of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, building their Chemical Biology Informatics Platform before joining NorthBay. Raza also has helped build Formulatrix a robotics and software company in the life science area dominating the protein crystallography automation market.

He has worked with Techlogix building products including content moblization platform for Clickmarks (acquired by Vodaphone) and managing Fortune 100 customers in the Digital ID and Financial sector for software services. Prior to that, Raza lead the development of CRM products for telecom for Vroom, a venture backed company and worked in Video Conferencing area before that.

Rizwan Virk, Founder & Board Member
In addition to NorthBay, Rizwan is a high tech entrepreneur, an author, independent film-maker, and angel investor. He has started several high tech companies, and invested in and mentored the founders of dozens of others. Rizwan was the original co-creator of Tap Fish, a mobile game that was downloaded more than 30 million times on the iPhone and Google Android phones. Some of the companies that he’s co-founded or invested in include: Gameview Studios, CambridgeDocs, Brainstorm Technologies, Service Metrics, TapJoy, iddiction, and many others. Rizwan received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. in Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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