WANdisco Announcements at Hadoop Summit 2013!

We’ve been busy at WANdisco and Hadoop Summit gave us the chance to share all of the product, partnership, and feature news we’ve been working on.

First and foremost, the release of Non-Stop NameNode WAN Edition marks the first and only Continous Availability™ solution for Hadoop clusters deployed over a WAN. With it, servers actively support clients at globally distributed locations and continuously synchronize with data nodes. The result is LAN-speed performance and access to the same data at every location with automatic failover and recovery both within and across data centers, enabling 100% uptime with unparalleled scalability and performance.

Non-Stop NameNode WAN Edition provides 100% Hadoop uptime over the WAN, automatic WAN backup and failover, complete WAN namenode sync, and more. For more information, visit the product page.

In addition to the launch of Non-Stop NameNode WAN Edition, WANdisco Distro (WDD) version 3.6 is now available, bringing a number of new features, fixes, and capabilities to our fully tested, certified and production-ready version of Apache Hadoop 2. WDD 3.6 includes S3-Enabled HDFS, which simplifies migration from Amazon’s public cloud without sacrificing support for third-party applications that use the S3 API.

Looking to the future, we’re proud to announce our collaboration with AMPlab of UC Berkeley in providing a technology preview of Spark and Shark. Spark offers significant new computation model capabilities and performance enhancements to deliver speeds up to 100 times faster than MapReduce on any Hadoop-supported filesystem. Shark addresses limitations of Apache Hive while natively supporting SQL and HQL as well as metastore, serialization formats, and user-defined functions. In addition to improving upon Hive, Shark allows users to cache data in-memory to vastly increase efficiency and provide maximum performance.

In partnership news, WANdisco announced another Non-Stop Alliance Partner, TCloud, to provide enterprises in Great China with comprehensive enterprise Hadoop deployment solutions. TCloud, a subsidiary of Trend Micro, has its headquarters in Beijing with additional satellite locations through Asia.

It is an exciting time for WANdisco and we are looking forward to bringing you more Big Data news.

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