Need help implementing your Data Strategy?

Are you dipping your toes in Big Data or Machine Learning?

Not sure about the split between Data Science and Data Engineering?

Want to know that your Data infrastructure meets your business needs?

Starting out with a Cloudera Data Stack but need help?

We can help.


Alephant solves Big Data and Data Engineering problems.

We are a London based consultancy, headed up by Alex McLintock. We bridge the gap between management and the techies on the ground.

Alex has eight year of technical experience in the Big Data industry as well as another 10 years working for City firms and blue chips. He is assisted by a team of associates with skills in Data Engineering, ETL, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, and more.

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Past Clients


An offshoot of Bayer called Currenta wanted to learn how to make best use of the IoT data from their large ChemPark. Alex McLintock evaluated their existing Big Data systems and advised them on strategy, staffing, technology.


WGSN asked Alex McLintock (Alephant’s MD) to design a new Big Data system for them which would help them keep track of what clothes were available for purchase on almost every website around the world. This let them analyse fashion trends. Today this system is the popular product “InStock”. This originally used Amazon Web Services and Cloudera’s Distribution of Hadoop

WGSN Instock is a big data solution, made specifically for buyers and merchandisers working in fashion. Knowing when to back a trend and when to back off can be a multi-million pound decision.

Funding Circle

Funding Circle wanted a better way to process their financial risk calculations. Alex McLintock helped to integrate Hadoop with their existing SAS statistics code.

IG Group

IG Group asked Alex McLintock to help them with their embryonic Hadoop project. They needed a Hadoop SME (Subject Matter Expert) to steer their infrastructure team. In particular Alex integrated Hadoop from Hortonworks with IG Group’s Splunk setup - using Splunk’s Hunk tool.

Find My Past

Find My Past Group, as part of DC Thompson, sought a way to improve the speed with which existing data could be re-ingested and presented to their customers. They wanted to learn how Big Data techniques might help revolutionise the way that they create new products and improve the maintenance of existing ones.