WANdisco Announces Open Source Availability of Hadoop S3-Enabled HDFS

Simplifies Migration From Amazon S3 to Private Cloud


San Jose (Hadoop Summit, Booth 50), CA – June 26, 2013 - WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development and a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, announced that it will open source its S3-enabled HDFS option for Hadoop, which provides enterprises with a complete and seamless migration solution from Amazon's public cloud to a secure private cloud.

With S3-enabled HDFS available for Apache Hadoop, all Amazon S3 features are available in a private cloud, including searchable metadata tagging of images, video and other unstructured data, snapshots, and data object versioning. By implementing WANdisco’s Non-Stop NameNode solutions with WDD 3.6, private cloud deployments with these S3 features are available 24/7, with unmatched scalability and performance.

"WANdisco is a proud Apache Software Foundation sponsor and contributor to the Hadoop open source community and releasing our S3-enabled HDFS technology to developers is a major step forward in enabling migration from Amazon S3 to secure private clouds," said David Richards, WANdisco CEO.

Key features of WANdisco Hadoop S3-enabled HDFS include:

  • Simplified migration from Amazon public cloud to a secure private cloud with all the same S3 features is purely a data migration effort – no software development is required.
  • Popular third-party applications that use Amazon's S3 API (Amanda backup, SmugMug, Senduit, JungleDisk, and more) will run unmodified in a private cloud.
  • S3-enabled HDFS combined with WANdisco's Non-Stop NameNode provides 100% uptime, performance and scalability in a private-cloud supporting S3 behind the firewall.

Currently bundled with WANdisco Distro (WDD), 100% open source, commercially supported, fully tested, production-ready version of Apache Hadoop 2, WANdisco Hadoop S3-enabled HDFS will be submitted to the Apache Software Foundation at the end of the summer.

About WANdisco

WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

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