Press Release

28 Feb 2013

WANdisco announces free online Hadoop training webinars

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 a series of free one-hour online Hadoop training webinars beginning with four bi-weekly sessions scheduled during March and April. Time will be allowed for audience Q&A at the end of each session.

The first, “A Hadoop Overview,” will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about Hadoop’s history and architecture. This session will include an overview of major components such as HDFS, MapReduce, and HBase - the NoSQL database management system used with Hadoop for real-time applications. A summary of Hadoop’s ecosystem will also be provided. Other topics to be covered include a review of public and private cloud deployment options and common business use cases.

Other webinars include:

“Hadoop: A Deep Dive,” March 27, 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern: This webinar will cover Hadoop misconceptions (not all clusters are comprised of thousands of machines), information about real world Hadoop deployments, a detailed review of Hadoop’s ecosystem (Sqoop, Flume, Nutch, Oozie, etc.), an in-depth look at HDFS, and an explanation of MapReduce in relation to latency and dependence on other Hadoop activities. This webinar will introduce attendees to concepts they will need as a prerequisite for subsequent training webinars covering MapReduce, HBase and other major components at a deeper technical level.

“Hadoop: A MapReduce Tutorial,” April 10, 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern: This webinar will cover MapReduce at a deep technical level. This session will cover the history of MapReduce, how a MapReduce job works, its logical flow, the rules and types of MapReduce jobs, de-bugging and testing MapReduce jobs, writing foolproof MapReduce jobs, various available workflow tools, and more.

“Hadoop: HBase In-Depth,” April 24, 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern: This webinar will provide a deep technical review of HBase and cover flexibility, scalability, components (cells, rows, columns, qualifiers), schema samples, hardware requirements and more.

Free registration is available at WANdisco recommends early registration as space is limited.

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