November has seen several big WANdisco announcements: an acquisition, a patent approval, and two prestigious industry awards. Not content with that, we also brought you our usual mix of software updates, community polls and training programs.
First up, we announced our acquisition of AltoStor, a pioneering firm with deep expertise in the Big Data market.
“The AltoStor acquisition will enable WANdisco to launch products quickly into the highly-lucrative Big Data market,” said WANdisco Chairman and CEO David Richards. “Combining our patented technology with AltoStor’s Big Data platform will provide us with a significant competitive advantage and provide organizations with a more reliable approach for managing big data.”
AltoStor founders Dr. Konstantin Shvachko and Jagane Sundar, who were among the core Apache Hadoop creators, will also be joining the WANdisco team as Chief Architect of Big Data, and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Welcome to the team!
If you’d like to find out more about Apache Hadoop, Big Data, and how we’ll be applying our own active-active replication technology to these areas, we’ll be holding a webinar on Tuesday, December 11th at 10am PST (1pm EST.)
‘WANdisco and Hadoop: The Future of Big Data for the Enterprise’ will be conducted by David Richards, Dr. Konstantin Shvachko and Jagane Sundar.
This 30 minute webinar will cover:
- The staggering cross-industry growth of Hadoop in the enterprise.
- How Hadoop’s limitations, including HDFS’s single-point of failure, are impacting productivity.
- How WANdisco’s active-active replication technology will alleviate these issues by adding high-availability to Hadoop, taking a fundamentally different approach to Big Data.
It’s free to attend, but places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
If you’ve ever taken a look at our enterprise Subversion products (such as MultiSite, the unique replication, mirroring and clustering solution) you’ll already be familiar with our core replication technology. We have now been awarded a US ‘Distributed computing systems and system components thereof’ patent that covers this technology. The patent states that “unlike conventional solutions, the multi-site computing system architecture does not rely on a central transaction coordinator that is known to be a single-point-of-failure.”
“”I am delighted the USPTO has allowed WANdisco’s patent, which we believe to be a breakthrough in the field of data replication,” said David Richards “This patent validates our leadership in distributed computing and our belief that no other company can achieve active-active replication over a Wide Area Network.”
Remember, that if you want to try this unique, patented technology for yourselves, you can currently claim a free 15 day trial of Subversion MultiSite.
Continuing with the enterprise announcements, we launched a new enterprise-class, on-demand Subversion training program. We know it’s not always easy to set aside time for enterprise training, so we’ve made it even easier to get the training you need to get the most out of Subversion.
Designed with the enterprise in mind, our step-by-step video modules cover all the crucial SVN topics, including:
- Basic Operations and Command Line
- Handling Merge Conflicts
- Advanced Repository Management
- SVN Changelists
- Hook Scripts
Sign up before December 15th, to claim one month of Subversion eTraining for free, with a 6 month agreement, or 3 months free with a 12 month agreement. You can view the complete course list online, or request a quote.
The Apache Bloodhound team recently announced the first release of this new project, and now we’re pleased to see that the second release of Apache Bloodhound has arrived. Apache Bloodhound 0.2 (Incubating) upgrades to Bootstrap version 2.1, and fixes various issues from the 0.1 release, alongside various bug fixes relating to the new user interface.
Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the Apache Bloodhound project’s core goals is to create a strong developer community around the Trac code base in a vendor-neutral location. If you’re interested in participating in the Apache Bloodhound project, you can learn more at the ‘Getting Involved With Apache Bloodhound’ page.
We were also pleased to announce the release of SmartSVN 7.5. SmartSVN 7.5 is a major step forward for the client, bringing the following benefits to the SmartSVN community:
Streamlined and Simplified, A Better UX
- New GUI library (SWT) to provide native look and improved responsiveness
- A clean and compact branching structure view with an Enhanced Revision Graph
- See file statuses at a glance
- No longer forced to create a repository profile (profiles can still be used if preferred)
Little Things, Made Easier
- Edit properties directly in the Repository Browser
- Export smaller HTML graphic files with the Export option of Revision Graph
- Remove, Move, and Copy now operate on multiple selected directories
- Default, unchanged files are not shown. (To find files, use the File Filter)
- The freedom to work offline. When offline, the remote state and transactions are not refreshed automatically – Log and Revision Graph operate from data already stored in the log cache
- Support for safe password storage with the Plugin-API
Not yet tried SmartSVN? You can claim your 30 day free trial of SmartSVN Professional now.
If you’re a SmartSVN user – or someone interested in getting started with this popular, cross-platform client – we need your input to design our new SmartSVN eTraining modules.
What topics would you like to see in these sessions? Please take a moment to complete our quick poll on what you’d like us to cover in SmartSVN eTraining. Or, if you’d like to see a subject that’s not listed in the poll, please feel free to Contact Us directly.
Finally, we’d like to thank both techMark and Shares Magazine for the two awards we were presented with this month. The first award was presented at the techMark 2012 awards dinner in London in the Emerging Star category, and the second award was at the Shares Awards 2012, in the Best IPO category.
“Our readers who vote for the Shares Award in the Best Initial Public Offering/Fund Raising of the Year category clearly know a good market newcomer when they see one. Prior winners such as Wellstream, Kentz and Waterlogic all have a formidable pedigree and I am delighted to welcome WANdisco to this elite club of winners,” says Russ Mould, editor of Shares Magazine.