Press Release

04 Mar 2014

Leading US medical facility implements WANdisco’s non-Stop Hadoop to help save lives

WANdisco’s Unique Technology Running on the Hortonworks Hadoop Data Platform to Enable Continuous Hadoop Big Data Availability for UCI Health

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, is pleased to announce that it has completed its first Big Data deployment through its Hortonworks channel partnership with the University of California’s Irvine Health (“UCI Health”).

WANdisco will provide UCI Health with continuous Hadoop availability with its unique Non-Stop technology, as UCI Health takes its first step in implementing Hadoop. UCI Health will be able to collate, store and analyze all data relating to its patients’ conditions in real time, allowing staff to dramatically improve the quality of care and considerably reduce the number of lives lost annually.

“WANdisco is helping us make a real shift in medical care. Rather than just helping people when they are sick, we are now able to identify what can be done to keep people well,” said Charles Boicey, Informatics Solutions Architect, UCI Health. “The number of people who die from medical errors in the US alone is the equivalent of a major passenger plane dropping out of the sky every three days – being able to cut preventable deaths of this sort is of critical importance for the medical community. We have not found any other technology that could provide us with the uptime we need to offer this level of care.”

UCI Health’s Hadoop solution supplements its EMR and enterprise data warehouse environments. UCI Health’s key consideration in choosing WANdisco and Hortonworks was the continuous availability that WANdisco offers to eliminate downtime, which is unacceptable in medical situations where a patient’s condition can change dramatically in a very short period of time. The technology will also enable care to be proactive instead of reactive, promising to significantly reduce the number of hospital readmissions after discharge for serious conditions such as heart failure and pneumonia by providing real-time access to data from home monitoring devices.

“We are delighted to be an integral component in the UCI big data strategy. We believe this represents the future of health care,” said David Richards, Chairman and CEO of WANdisco. “This is just one demonstration of how Non-Stop Hadoop can change the world and a clear indication of why continuous availability is so important. This paves the way for the ‘holy grail’ in health care: the ability to accurately predict when people will become sick before they actually are, saving countless lives.”

About UC Irvine Health

UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. UC Irvine Medical Center was listed among America’s Best Hospitals for the 13th consecutive year in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report. More than 3,600 trauma patients are treated annually, more than half of all traumas in Orange County. UC Irvine Medical Center is a 411-bed acute care hospital providing tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications