Our Services

We are Big Data Consultants who help companies to start their Big Data story.

Hadoop Architecture

We are Hortonworks and Cloudera partners and are experienced with their distributions of Hadoop. We can evaluate your needs and if necessary recommend technology solutions

Hadoop Proof of Concepts

We can build prototype Hadoop systems to demonstrate Big Data solutions working on your data.

C-Level training

We explain Big Data concepts and help get techies, data scientists and management all on the same page.

Why choose us

You can choose one of the big Hadoop companies and pay a fortune for the privilege, but if you are London based they will probably be using people like us.
  • Experienced in the range of Hortonworks Data Platform and Cloudera Enterprise .
  • No need to engage an expensive consultancy.
  • No need to use a contractor full time - SME on Demand option available.
  • Experience in Text Analytics at scale.
  • Ethical Sales - if you don't need us to help you with a Big Data solution we won't push one to you

Smoke-Testing Cloudera CDH install

by Alex McLintock and Alan Duval of Alephant.co.uk, Sept 2017


The purpose of this page is to provide you with some basic tests to confirm that the Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) is installed and functioning to some extent. It is NOT a full benchmark test suite.

As such, we presume that you have completed your own install, possibly by following our previous post, Doing the Install: Cloudera CDH5.12 on CentOS7.3



Doing the Install: Cloudera CDH5.12 on CentOS7.3

by Alex McLintock and Alan Duval of Alephant.co.uk, Sept 2017


This documentation has been put together to detail the process that one might undertake to install CDH5.12 on CentOS7.3. As such, we follow a particular path through Cloudera's latest install documentation, noting throughout which documents we are referencing, and which decisions we have taken.