WANdisco announces global partnership with Infosys to accelerate Hadoop migrations to the cloud

By Van Diamandakis, Sep 28, 2020 in Company

There’s a fact that enterprises are quickly recognizing: the only way to truly achieve digital transformation is to leverage the economics and capabilities of the cloud.

But one of the most critical challenges of the cloud age is how to better streamline, scale and speed up big data journeys. And with data moving to major public clouds, the transition can be even more critical. Business downtime is a massive pitfall, and for many, it’s simply not an option.

Today, WANdisco is making it easier, faster and less expensive with zero downtime and — even more importantly — zero risk of data loss. WANdisco is delighted to announce a new partnership with Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital service — it’s a meeting of minds and an alliance of deep big data and cloud expertise that will see Infosys utilizing WANdisco technology to help enterprises steer their data lakes toward major public clouds including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Thousands of enterprises manage the burden of legacy, petabyte scale data lakes on premises and want to transition them to the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi cloud model, but worry about the risks that the migration and replication could entail, among them high cost, long timeframes and, most importantly, critical business disruption to on premises production systems. And for good reason: Fortune 2000 customers who have historically invested in on-premise data lakes have run into challenges in manually or batch migrating business critical data to the cloud using yesterday’s open source scripts and tooling, like DistCP. Infact, through 2022, more than 50% of data migration initiatives will exceed their budget and timeline — and potentially harm the business — because of flawed strategy and execution, according to Gartner in a recent report.

This collaboration offers an elegant, seamless solution thanks to WANdisco LiveDataMigrator. LiveData Migrator accelerates time to the benefits of cloud economics and machine learning-powered cloud analytics with services like Databricks and Snowflake for more insightful and profitable business decision making.

The solution works by automating the migration of large data volumes at scale and ensures that both source and destination can be kept consistent during and after migration.

Infosys is the first global systems integrator to establish a global strategic partnership with WANdisco. Initially, the partnership will be focused on a targeted list of use cases, migrating data lakes at any scale to the public cloud, and maintaining a hybrid cloud for as long as required. It will also focus on helping customers to move from ADLS Gen1 to ADLS Gen2 using WANdisco’s capacity to keep data in sync during migration and ensure data availability at all times.

About the author

Van Diamandakis


Van is a proven Silicon Valley technology executive with over 25 years of operational experience that draws upon his track record leading global marketing transformations, driving to meaningful financial events including IPOs and acquisitions. Van has been at the forefront of B2B technology marketing and brings a unique ability to marry creativity, data, technology and leadership skills to rapidly build brand equity and successfully navigate tech companies through inflection points, accelerating revenue growth and valuation.

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