WANdisco Launches World's First Production-Ready Apache Hadoop 2 Distribution for Big Data

WANdisco Launches World's First Production-Ready Apache Hadoop 2 Distribution 
for Big Data 
Non-Stop Platform Backed by Global Team of Worldwide Experts 
SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/13 --  WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a
provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet
the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development,
today announced it has made its WANdisco Distro (WDD) available for
free download. WDD is the first fully tested, production-ready
version powered by Apache Hadoop 2 based on the most recent release,
including the latest fixes. These certified Apache Hadoop binaries
undergo the same rigorous quality assurance process as WANdisco's
enterprise software solutions.  
The WDD team is led by Dr. Konstantin Boudnik, who is one of the
original Hadoop developers, has been an Apache Hadoop committer since
2009 and served as a Hadoop architect with Yahoo! This dedicated team
of Apache Hadoop development, QA and support professionals is focused
exclusively on delivering the highest quality version of the
software. WANdisco's Apache Hadoop developers have been involved in
the open source project since its inception and have the authority
within the Apache Hadoop community to make changes to the code base,
ensuring fast delivery of fixes and enhancements.  
Foundation for WANdisco's Enterprise Hadoop Products
 WDD lays the
foundation for WANdisco's enterprise Hadoop solutions that deliver
24-by-7 availability, scalability and performance globally, without
any downtime or data loss. By adding its patented active-active
replication technology to WDD, WANdisco is able to eliminate the
single points of failure (SPOFs) and performance bottlenecks inherent
in Hadoop. With this technology, the same data is simultaneously
readable and writable on every server, and every server is actively
supporting user requests. There are no passive or standby servers
with complex administration procedures required for failover and
"WANdisco's active-active replication technology not only aims to
eliminate single points of failure in Hadoop, but it could also be
used to extend Hadoop deployment over wide areas. Users could start
to utilize Hadoop as a globally distributed resource," said Tony
Baer, principal analyst for Ovum.  
In the event of a network or server outage, failover is immediate and
recovery is automatic without administrator intervention. There is no
downtime, even in the case of planned maintenance. These capabilities
can be delivered across data centers over a Wide Area Network (WAN)
as well as a Local Area Network (LAN), providing users around the
world with non-stop global business continuity.  
"WANdisco, with its active-active technology, delivers the non-stop
global performance, scalability and availability that enterprise
customers are demanding worldwide," said DJ Das, Founder and CEO,
Third Eye Consulting Services & Solutions LLC, a company focused on
delivering services around Big Data and a WANdisco systems
integration partner. "WANdisco Distro is the only production-ready,
enterprise-grade Hadoop distro that guarantees 100% uptime with
multiple active NameNodes deployed in every cluster."  
"This is one of a number of key Big Data product announcements
WANdisco will be making between now and the upcoming Strata 2013 Big
Data conference in Santa Clara, CA, February 26-28. It's a great time
for enterprises requiring a hardened, non-stop Hadoop," said David
Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "Only our patented active-active
technology removes the single point of failure inherent in Hadoop and
works locally and globally. We are excited to have Dr. Konstantin
Boudnik, one of the original developers of Hadoop, leading this
Professional Service and Support
 WANdisco is also announcing
enterprise-class professional support for organizations deploying
Hadoop clusters utilizing WDD. More than a first line of defense,
WANdisco support engineers are open source experts, providing
in-depth professional assistance and ensuring customers get the most
from their deployment. With WANdisco employees around the globe
providing local support, customers are assured they are moving in the
right direction toward their business goals. Services include online
service request and case tracking, customer discussion forums, online
access to service packs and patches, and more (see
WANdisco premium customer support services include a dedicated
enterprise support manager to keep customers apprised of updates and
quickly resolve escalated issues. This dedicated support manager
monitors interactions 365/24/7, guaranteeing that high severity
issues are addressed immediately after WANdisco Customer Support is
Pricing and Availability
 WDD, based on Apache Hadoop 2.0.3, is
available for free immediate download at
www.wandisco.com/hadoop/download. Platinum Support covers global
24/7, is priced at $3,000 per node and includes Bug Buddy, Hadoop
Cluster Health Check, 8 Hours of Free Consulting or Training, and
Indemnification Coverage, protecting customers using WDD from
intellectual property claims that can arise from the use of open
source software. Gold Support covers 8 am - 5 pm (user chooses GMT,
EST or PST) and is priced at $2,000 per node. WANdisco will release
WDD updates via the same website. 
About WANdisco
 WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of
enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally
distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure
storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are
differentiated by the company's patented, active-active data
replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA)
requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle
Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies including AT&T,
Motorola, Intel and Halliburton rely on WANdisco for performance,
reliability, security and availability. For additional information,
please visit www.wandisco.com. 
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