Press Release

04 Sep 2013

WANdisco files another new patent application with USPTO

WANdisco Utilizes Unique Replication Technique to Eliminate another Hadoop Single Point of Failure - HDFS

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced it has filed a new patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to distributed computing with Hadoop for its Big Data solutions. WANdisco's patent application represents a significant addition to the company’s portfolio of distributed computing technology.

The patent application involves WANdisco’s active-active replication applied to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) over a Wide Area Network ("WAN”). Developed by a team led by Dr. Konstantin V. Shvachko, the creator of HDFS and current member of the Apache Hadoop Project Management Committee (PMC), the new innovations are expected to have significant benefits for users of WANdisco's Big Data products.

On January 29, 2013, WANdisco was issued patent number 8,364,633 for "Distributed computing systems and system components thereof" for the fundamentals of "active-active replication" over a Wide Area Network ("WAN"), enforceable until July 11, 2028. This new patent application reflects the innovations the company has developed to apply this core patented technology to Hadoop.

“WANdisco’s engineers are continually breaking new ground in distributed computing technology,” said David Richards, WANdisco CEO. “We look forward to the approval of this patent application. Ours are the only solutions available that deliver 100% uptime for Hadoop on a global scale.”

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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