Press Release

08 Apr 2013

WANdisco releases new version of Hadoop Distro; WDD 3.1.1 simplifies Hadoop deployments

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 new release of WANdisco Distro (WDD). WDD version 3.1.1, powered by Apache Hadoop 2, includes an enhanced, more intuitive user interface that simplifies Hadoop cluster deployment.

WDD 3.1.1 supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Service Pack 2), in addition to RedHat and CentOS. The new features further extend the ease of deployment and management of large scale Hadoop clusters.

All WDD components are tested and certified using Apache BigTop, a sophisticated framework for the development, integration testing, and deployment of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. WANdisco also works closely with the open source community as well as other leading big data vendors to ensure seamless interoperability across the Hadoop ecosystem. This enables users to leverage investments in new and existing Hadoop-compatible tools and applications without vendor lock-in.

"The number of Hadoop deployments is growing quickly and the Big Data market is moving fast," said Naji Almahmoud, senior director of global business development, SUSE, a WANdisco Non-Stop Alliance Partner. "For decades, SUSE has delivered reliable Linux solutions that have been helping global organizations meet performance and scalability requirements. We're pleased to work closely with WANdisco to support our mutual customers and bring Hadoop to the enterprise."

"The integration of Hadoop into the mainstream enterprise environment is increasing, and continual communication with our customers confirms their requirements – ease of deployment and management as well as support for market leading operating systems," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "With this release, we're delivering on those requirements with a thoroughly tested and certified release of WDD."

WANdisco developers have been involved in the Apache Hadoop project since its inception. As Hadoop committers, they have the authority within the open source community to make changes to the code base, ensuring fast delivery of fixes and enhancements.

Hadoop Support

WANdisco offers enterprise-class professional Hadoop support. WANdisco's support engineers are open source experts, providing in-depth professional assistance to ensure customers get the most from their deployment. Support centers around the globe enable WANdisco to provide secure, high-quality live assistance to customers located anywhere in the world whenever they need it. Service options include 24/7 online, phone and email support, guaranteed response times, online delivery of fixes and enhancements, Bug Buddy, Hadoop Cluster Health Check, 8 Hours of Free Consulting or Training, Indemnification Coverage, and more (see


WDD 3.1.1, based on Apache Hadoop 2.0.3, is available for free immediate download at

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