Press Release

02 May 2013

WANdisco’s free online Hadoop training webinars back by popular demand

New Live Sessions Will Feature Updated Material

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced that due to popular demand, it will be updating and offering its series of free one-hour online Hadoop training webinars starting in May. There will be time for Q&A at the end of each session.

The schedule is as follows:

May 15, Wednesday, 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

During “A Hadoop Overview,” 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.

June 5, Wednesday, 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

“Hadoop: A Deep Dive” 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.

June 19, Wednesday, 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

“Hadoop: A MapReduce Tutorial” 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.

July 10, Wednesday, 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

“Hadoop: HBase In-Depth” 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

Additionally, WANdisco has posted its webinar entitled, “Big Data - Enterprise-Enabling Hadoop for the Data Center,” co-hosted with Ovum analyst Tony Baer.  The webinar discusses the key issues of availability, performance and scalability and how Hadoop is evolving to meet these requirements.  Visitors can view the webinar here and download the Ovum report, “Bringing a new global replication mechanism to Hadoop.” 

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