Press Release

26 Jun 2013

WANdisco announces Open Source availability of Hadoop S3-Enabled HDFS

Simplifies Migration From Amazon S3 to Private Cloud

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development and a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, announced that it will open source its S3-enabled HDFS option for Hadoop, which provides enterprises with a complete and seamless migration solution from Amazon's public cloud to a secure private cloud.

With S3-enabled HDFS available for Apache Hadoop, all Amazon S3 features are available in a private cloud, including searchable metadata tagging of images, video and other unstructured data, snapshots, and data object versioning. By implementing WANdisco’s Non-Stop NameNode solutions with WDD 3.6, private cloud deployments with these S3 features are available 24/7, with unmatched scalability and performance.

"WANdisco is a proud Apache Software Foundation sponsor and contributor to the Hadoop open source community and releasing our S3-enabled HDFS technology to developers is a major step forward in enabling migration from Amazon S3 to secure private clouds," said David Richards, WANdisco CEO.

Key features of WANdisco Hadoop S3-enabled HDFS include:

  • Simplified migration from Amazon public cloud to a secure private cloud with all the same S3 features is purely a data migration effort – no software development is required.
  • Popular third-party applications that use Amazon's S3 API (Amanda backup, SmugMug, Senduit, JungleDisk, and more) will run unmodified in a private cloud.
  • S3-enabled HDFS combined with WANdisco's Non-Stop NameNode provides 100% uptime, performance and scalability in a private-cloud supporting S3 behind the firewall.

Currently bundled with WANdisco Distro (WDD), 100% open source, commercially supported, fully tested, production-ready version of Apache Hadoop 2, WANdisco Hadoop S3-enabled HDFS will be submitted to the Apache Software Foundation at the end of the summer.

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