We’re proud to announce the release of WANdisco Distro (WDD) version 3.1.1.
WDD is a fully tested, production-ready version of Apache Hadoop 2 that’s free to download. WDD version 3.1.1 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 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.”
All WDD components are tested and certified using the Apache BigTop framework, and we’ve worked closely with both the open source community and leading big data vendors to ensure seamless interoperability across the Hadoop ecosystem.
“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.”
WDD 3.1.1 can be downloaded for free now. WANdisco also offers Professional Support for Apache Hadoop.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Non-Stop Alliance Partner Program to provide Industry, Technology and Strategic Partners with the competitive advantage required to compete and win in the multi-billion dollar Big Data market.
There are three partner categories:
- For Industry Partners, which include consultants, system integrators and VARs, the program provides access to customers who are ready to deploy and the competitive advantage necessary to grow business through referral and resale tracks.
- For Technology and Strategic Partners, including software and hardware vendors, the program accelerates time-to-market through Non-Stop certification and reference-integrated solutions.
- For Strategic Partners, the program offers access to WANdisco’s non-stop technology for integrated Hadoop solutions (OEM and MSP)
Founding Partners participating in the Non-Stop Alliance Partner Program include Hyve Solutions and SUSE.
“Hyve Solutions is excited to be a founding member of WANdisco’s Non-Stop Alliance Partner Program,” said Steve Ichinaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hyve Solutions. “The integration of WANdisco and SUSE’s technology with Hyve Solutions storage and server platforms gives enterprise companies an ideal way to deploy Big Data environments with non-stop uptime quickly and effectively into their datacenters.”
“Linux is the undisputed operating system of choice for high performance computing. For two decades, SUSE has provided reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions to help top global organizations achieve maximum performance and scalability,” said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. “We’re delighted to be a Non-Stop Strategic Technology Founding Partner to deliver highly available Hadoop solutions to organizations looking to solve business challenges with emerging data technologies.”
Find out more about joining the WANdisco Non-Stop Alliance Partner Program or view our full list of partners.