"We have used Google’s technology to achieve results that would have seemed unthinkable only a few years ago. With the permission of the NHS, we used Google’s BigQuery platform to upload and interrogate anonymous patient data approaching a billion units."
Dan Rossner, PA Cloud EXPERT
PA Consulting Group has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. Through this initiative, PA will work closely with Google to deliver rapid custom applications and Big Data solutions utilising Google’s suite of cloud platform products.
Dan Rossner, cloud expert at PA, said: “Joining this Program lets us take full advantage of Google’s range of cloud platform products for our clients. This will enhance our existing capability to develop innovative, scalable solutions with which organisations can meet the demands of fast-moving business.
“We have already used Google’s technology to achieve results that would have seemed unthinkable only a few years ago. With the permission of the NHS, for example, we used Google’s BigQuery platform to upload and interrogate anonymous patient data approaching a billion units. Previously it would have taken hours or days to run a query on a resource of this scale – using Big Query we could do it in a few seconds. On a separate project, we used the Google App Engine to create the social weather website for the Met Office wow.metoffice.gov.uk. The scalable, elastic nature of this platform has given enthusiasts in over 150 countries worldwide the chance to share in real-time more than 40 million readings online.”
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We are a firm of more than 2,000 people, specialising in management and IT consulting, technology and innovation. Independent and employee-owned, we operate globally from offices across Europe and the Nordics, the United States, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.
We work with businesses and governments to anticipate, understand and meet the challenges they face. We have outstanding technology-development capability and a unique breadth of skills, from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT. Our expertise covers energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, government and public services, defence and security, transport and logistics, telecommunications, consumer goods and automotive.