Press Release

28 Mar 2013

Ovum and WANdisco to Host Webinar: Big Data – Enterprise-enabling Hadoop for the Data Center

Session to Address Enterprise Data Center Availability, Scalability and Performance Needs and How Hadoop Can Meet Them

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 will be hosting a live webinar led by Ovum Big Data lead analyst, Tony Baer on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern.

Attendees of this 60-minute live webinar, entitled "Big Data – Enterprise-Enabling Hadoop for the Data Center," will learn about:

  • How Hadoop is becoming a first class, enterprise-hardened technology for the data center
  • Hadoop components and the role of reliability and performance in those components
  • Disaster recovery challenges faced by globally distributed organizations and how replication technology is crucial to business continuity
  • The importance of seamless Hadoop migration from the public cloud to private clouds, especially for organizations that require secure 24/7 access with real-time performance
  • Time will be available at the end of the session for live Q&A

"This webinar will discuss the importance of availability, performance and scalability," said Tony Baer, principal analyst for Ovum. "Ovum believes that for Hadoop to become successfully adopted in the enterprise, that it must become a first class citizen with IT and the data center. Availability, performance and scalability are key issues, and also where there is significant innovation occurring. We’ll discuss how the Hadoop platform is evolving to meet these requirements."

Migrating to the Enterprise Data Center

WANdisco S3-enabled HDFS makes migration from Amazon’s public cloud to secure private in-house clouds a snap, with no software development effort required. This can be implemented with WANdisco’s Non-Stop NameNode, an enterprise-hardened Hadoop solution that provides 100 percent uptime for global business continuity, performance and scalability.


Register for the webinar here, and mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 30, 10 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern. Participants will receive the Ovum WANdisco "On the Radar" report, "Bringing a new global replication mechanism to Hadoop."

About the Presenter

Tony Baer leads Ovum’s Big Data research area. Over his 25 years in the industry, he has studied issues of data integration, software and data architecture, middleware, and application development. Having tracked the emergence of BI and data warehousing back in the 1990s, Baer sees similar parallels emerging in the world of Big Data today. His coverage focuses on how Big Data must become a first-class citizen in the data center, IT organization, and the business.

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
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