Press Release

11 Feb 2015

Three of the World’s Top Ten Banks now using WANdisco for Hadoop Big Data deployments

Leading Global Bank Selects WANdisco’s Non-Stop Hadoop for implementation on thousands of servers across multiple data centers worldwide

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, today announced that after extensive evaluation, one of the world’s oldest and largest international banks with over $2.5 trillion in assets has selected WANdisco’s Non-Stop Hadoop solution for Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) as a core component of the reference architecture for its enterprise-wide big data deployment. With this latest customer win, three of the top ten global banks will now be using Non-Stop Hadoop.

The bank plans to scale up its Non-Stop Hadoop deployment significantly, covering tens of thousands of servers as it migrates away from costly legacy database and enterprise data warehouse solutions. Initially, Non-Stop Hadoop will support key functions including risk management, fraud detection, trade finance and regulatory reporting. At full utilization, the bank will become WANdisco’s largest big data customer to date.

"This new customer has Hadoop big data operations worldwide, which WANdisco will support in live production. They plan to massively scale up their Non­-Stop Hadoop deployment, as they move away from expensive legacy solutions," said David Richards, WANdisco Co-Founder and CEO. "With this new customer in place, we have signed three of the world's top ten banks in just the last three months."

During its extensive evaluation, the bank found that WANdisco’s patented technology was the only solution that delivered continuous availability across its data centers, to eliminate the downtime and data loss previously experienced with Hadoop. In addition, the bank found that Non-Stop Hadoop was the only solution that delivered:

  • Local network speed read/write access to the same data across all locations, with support for selective replication to enable the bank to comply with data locality regulations in the various countries it operates in
  • 100% use of all compute resources to eliminate spending on idle backup hardware
  • The ability to ingest and analyze data immediately across all locations
  • Cluster zoning to maintain quality of service for all users at the lowest possible cost by isolating the most resource-intensive applications to zones of high-end servers best suited to support them, without requiring expensive servers throughout the entire deployment

To learn more about how Hadoop can be deployed for mission critical applications in financial services, read the white paper, Bringing Hadoop into the Banking Mainstream.

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