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19 Sep 2019 Mike Wheatley, SiliconANGLE

WANdisco LiveAnalytics enables data to be analyzed as it moves to the cloud

Data management company WANdisco Plc is debuting a new tool that makes it possible for organizations to analyze on-premises data while it’s being migrated to the cloud.

WANdisco said its LiveAnalytics offering helps to ensure “uninterrupted business insights” as companies move data from on-premises environments such as Hadoop to cloud hosted analytics services such as Spark. The service is unique in that both migrated and migrating data is made continuously available for analysis.

With it, WANdisco reckons it has solved a major headache for many companies, which continually put off migrating larger, petabyte-scale data sets to the cloud because they’re unwilling to interrupt the business operations that rely on them.

LiveAnalytics is meant to work with WANdisco’s new LiveMigrator service, which launched in July and ensures that data is accessible during migration, thereby eliminating any business disruption.

“By using LiveAnalytics with LiveMigrator, business operations and analytics are “business as usual” as data shifts to the cloud – a process that can take months or even years for enterprises,” the company said.

Constellation Research Inc. analyst Holger Mueller agreed, saying that because hybrid cloud is the reality for many enterprises these days, moving data to and from the cloud is a growing challenge.

“It’s very important to have a continuous replication capability while preserving the analytical uptime that gives enterprises insights from their next generation applications,” Mueller said. “So CxOs will welcome and want to test WanDisco’s new LiveAnalytics migration and replication capabilities.”

LiveAnalytics and LiveMigrator are both available now, the company said.