Hortonworks and WANdisco Partner to Make Hadoop Continuously Available

Hortonworks Data Platform to Support WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop Technology

PALO ALTO, CA and SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, and WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of continuous availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced that the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) will support WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop technology. With this announcement, Hortonworks and WANdisco are addressing critical enterprise requirements around multi-datacenter data availability so customers can better leverage Apache Hadoop globally across data centers.

The two companies will jointly go to market to provide integrated, high performance Big Data solutions built on HDP with full integration of WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop software. Together, WANdisco and Hortonworks deliver 100% uptime for global enterprises using HDP across multiple data centers.

HDP is the only 100% open source Hadoop distribution with all code contributed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and is the only distribution that runs natively on Windows and Linux that enables organizations to capture, process and share data in any format and at scale. With WANdisco's support, HDP is quickly becoming the preferred distribution for the ecosystem to deliver enterprise Hadoop to their customers.

Hortonworks recently entered a reseller agreement with SAP where SAP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform with the SAP HANA® platform. Hortonworks has also recently highlighted customer wins at Spotify and Xing.

"Global organizations require big data solutions that can meet stringent data and availability needs across wide geographies," said Irfan Khan, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Big Data, SAP. "We believe the integration of WANdisco's active-active replication technology with the Hortonworks enterprise Apache Hadoop distribution makes sense for SAP customers looking to leverage big data."

"Enterprises are increasingly adopting Apache Hadoop as a core element of their IT infrastructure," said David Richards, Chairman and CEO, WANdisco. "Working with Hortonworks is a natural fit given their leadership in the Apache Hadoop community. A major enterprise requirement is continuous data availability and WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop Technology is the only technology available that addresses it. The combination of WANdisco, Hortonworks and SAP will provide a reference architecture for Hadoop in the Enterprise."

"With WANdisco, we share a vision to deliver an enterprise viable data platform for our mutual customers," said Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks. "HDP together with WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop technology provides enterprises with a truly integrated Big Data solution that guarantees data access and global disaster recovery."

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and delivers a modern data architecture with the support of key technology partners. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.

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), including Apache Subversion and Git. Fortune Global 1000 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

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