TEXATA 2017 is the annual Big Data Analytics World Championships for Business and Enterprise. It is an innovative business case-study competition with two online qualification rounds (4 hours each) and Top 12 Live World Finals held at the University of Texas at Austin in the USA. Professionals and university students develop and test their Big Data, Data Science and Business Analytics skills against friends, colleagues and top data experts from all around the world. The mission is to help build practical business skills and educational awareness of the future importance of analytical skills in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). TEXATA is focused on big data impacts for real-world enterprise and business decision-making. Participants address data sets across three core sectors: Financial Services, Mobile Data and Social Data. The Finals event is streamed live across the world to over 100 countries.

Over 5,000 participants have previously participated in TEXATA World Championships. Past global sponsors have included: KPMG, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, CISCO, Thomson Reuters, Palantir, CloudU, SAS, Contexti, HackerRank and the University of Texas at Austin.