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10 JANUARY 2013

WANdisco announces appointment of veteran Apache Hadoop developer, Dr. Konstantin Boudnik

Former Yahoo!, Cloudera and Karmasphere Architect to Lead WANdisco Hadoop Big Data Distribution

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced Konstantin Boudnik has joined the company as Director of Big Data Distribution reporting to Jagane Sundar, CTO and Vice President of Engineering for Big Data. Dr. Boudnik, who joins WANdisco from Karmasphere, will lead WANdisco’s Big Data team in the rollout of its certified Hadoop binaries and graphical user interface (GUI), ensuring quality control and stability of the Hadoop open source code.

Dr. Boudnik, one of the original developers of Hadoop and founder of Apache BigTop, the open source project that focuses on building community around the packaging and interoperability testing of Hadoop-related projects, is uniquely qualified for the position.

“In building our Big Data team, we’ve been seeking Hadoop visionaries and authorities who demonstrate leadership and originality,” said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. “Konstantin Boudnik clearly fits that description, and we’re honored that he’s chosen to join our team. He brings great professionalism and distribution expertise to WANdisco.”

Dr. Boudnik has extensive experience in software development, including Hadoop, analytics, Git, distributed systems and more. An Apache Hadoop committer since 2009, Dr. Boudnik worked at Cloudera prior to Karmasphere, designing and implementing customer solutions, and previous to that, he was Hadoop automation architect with Yahoo! Before Yahoo!, he was at Sun Microsystems, where he led development teams, increased quality control, shortened development lifecycles and improved resources utilization. Dr. Boudnik, who holds several patents, earned his PhD and MS in Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg University, Russia.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication™. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications
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