Press Release

11 Jul 2016

Qubole and WANdisco move enterprises to the cloud with Cloudera Migration Program

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced the launch of its Cloudera Migration Program to assist enterprises in expanding their use of big data by leveraging the advantages of the cloud. As part of the program, Qubole has partnered with WANdisco (LSE:WAND), the market leader in active data replication, to create a seamless process for customers migrating data and analytics to the cloud with no downtime or business disruption.

“The big data industry is shifting from on-premises to cloud as the preferred deployment model, but many early Cloudera customers are stuck with a system that wasn’t designed for the cloud.” said Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole “Together with WANdisco, Qubole now offers the first fully packaged migration service which enables companies to experience the full benefits of big data analytics in the cloud.”

As enterprises struggle with the expense and operational complexity of expanding on-premises systems, the adaptability, agility and cost advantages of cloud are compelling.  Qubole customers have seen savings up to 80% for workloads using spot instances and have admins supporting hundreds of users. The Cloudera Migration Program is designed for companies that deployed Cloudera Express, Cloudera Enterprise or CDH on-premises and now want a quick and easy way to leverage the massive economies of scale offered by cloud.

“The biggest challenges to cloud migration have been the downtime, potential data loss and resulting business disruption that often comes with it,” said James Campigli, co-founder and COO at WANdisco. “WANdisco’s patented active data replication technology offers the only solution to overcome these challenges. By partnering with Qubole, we’ve created a unique new offering that allows customers to seamlessly move production data at petabyte scale from on-premises big data deployments to Amazon S3, so they can realize the full benefits of cloud without the pitfalls normally involved in getting there.”

The Cloudera Migration Program enables:

  • Qubole Data Platform on AWS to run data processing workloads on Hadoop, Spark, Presto or HBase;
  • WANdisco Fusion to enable active data replication from on-premises to AWS S3.  This can done one-time or continuously for a hybrid deployment model;
  • Professional services for scoping, planning, design and migration of on-premises Cloudera deployments;
  • The seamless movement of data at scale that doesn’t disrupt on-premises user access, or require cloud vendor storage appliances to be sent back and forth from customer data centers;
  • Post-migration, the solution supports active transactional data movement between on-premises and cloud environments for hybrid burst-to-cloud use cases.

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On Thursday September 8th at 10AM Pacific, Qubole and WANdisco will host a webinar entitled, “Migrating Your Big Data Infrastructure to Cloud.” During this session, GigaOM analyst William McKnight will be joined by experts from Qubole and WANdisco, who will explain the benefits of cloud deployment and the technologies available for migration.   Attendees will learn what's required to avoid the downtime and business disruption that often accompany cloud migration projects. Space is limited. Register now at:

About Qubole

Qubole is a big data-as-a-service company that provides a fast, easy and reliable path to turn big data into valuable business insights. Qubole's cloud-based platform addresses the challenges of processing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. It uses clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure to help enterprises extract value out of their big data while enabling their operations teams to be nimble and adaptive to their users' needs. Qubole achieves this through features such as auto-scaled big data clusters and integrated toolsets for data analysts, developers and business users. With more than 250+ PB of data processed every month across its customer base, Qubole's platform makes enterprises agile with big data.

Qubole Media Contact:

Kelsey Castellow
LEWIS for Qubole
+1 415-432-2456

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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WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications