BMC Control-M Workload Automation Speeds Customer Big Data Deployments and Time-to-Value

GoPro, CITIC Securities, and Produban Use Control-M to Ensure Their Big Data Projects Deliver Faster Insights and Business Innovation

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HOUSTON, July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC today announced that GoPro, CITIC Securities and Produban, a Grupo Santander company, are utilizing BMC's Control-M Workload Automation to connect Big Data applications to enterprise systems, helping them quickly secure new business insights that provide a competitive advantage.

Control-M Workload Automation enables these customers to speed the deployment and operation of their Big Data solutions. Control-M currently features:

  • An out-of-the-box native Hadoop integration certified by the three leading Hadoop distribution providers, Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.
  • Support for Apache Spark technology, the open source, in-memory computing solution for data analytics on distributed computing Hadoop clusters. Support is also provided for traditional Hadoop applications such as Pig, Hive, DistCp, and Sqoop.
  • The new Control-M Application Integrator, an integrated web design tool that enables organizations to create native Control-M job types for Big Data applications and to share these job types via the Application Hub.

"Big Data technologies are rapidly expanding our customers' ability to gain insights that deliver true business process and customer service innovation," said Gur Steif, president of BMC's Workload Automation business. "Given the rapid pace of technology development in this dynamic ecosystem, we have developed strong partnerships with other Big Data market leaders, and we completely changed our product innovation process to be able to quickly provide enterprise Big Data workflow capability to meet our customers' expanding needs."

GoPro uses Control-M to help automate Hadoop and other Big Data systems within the enterprise. "BMC Control-M coordinates the automated processing of our Big Data," said Joe Bentley, vice president of engineering at GoPro. "GoPro's Big Data environment needs workload automation that natively integrates with Hadoop. More importantly, we need workload automation that spans inside and outside of Hadoop. Control-M is a leader in workload automation, and their expanded commitment to natively integrate with Hadoop and other Big Data technologies is one of the drivers of our success."

China's largest investment bank and securities brokerage company, CITIC Securities, uses the Control-M for Hadoop solution. "I am so glad that we selected BMC Control-M as the job scheduling solution for CITICS' Data Governor Platform," said Weibo Zhuang, operations manager, CITIC Securities. "With native integration for Hadoop, Informatica, databases, and many other applications, Control-M greatly accelerates the deployment of our business critical Data Governor Platform, saving time, money, and speeding up the value realized from our Big Data investment. This success gives our team full confidence in Control-M as the enterprise job scheduling platform for CITICS."

Produban, a technology company for continuous design and operation of IT infrastructures for Grupo Santander, uses Control-M for Hadoop. "Our project delivers a Big Data cloud service for our customer banks, providing their data and a Hadoop environment that includes data analytics tools," said Nuno Miguel Portela, IT senior manager. "We have 6,000 Hadoop jobs moving over 150GB of data daily for our first two cloud service customers, and we plan to extend service to the rest of Grupo Santander banks. Control-M has always been a key application for Produban making projects that seemed impossible a reality. BMC has delivered again with Control-M for Hadoop," continued Produban exec.

"Big Data workflows are growing rapidly in leading-edge organizations," according to George Gilbert, Big Data and analytics analyst at Wikibon. "When it is time to move to these projects into full production, the challenge is to do so quickly by bridging the world of Hadoop to the existing application landscape. Hadoop support in BMC Control-M workload automation gives customers that capability."

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"BMC's recent certification of BMC Control-M enables our joint customers to leverage their existing workflows and processes to gain the most value from their technology investments," said Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development at Cloudera.

"As a leading distributor of 100 percent Apache open source enterprise Hadoop, we are pleased to welcome BMC to the Apache Hadoop community and look forward to working with them to help strengthen Hadoop's role as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture," said Mitch Ferguson, vice president, business development, Hortonworks. "The relationship will help accelerate successful implementations of Control-M and the Hortonworks Data Platform across the modern data architecture."

"The combination of Control-M's self-service workflows and our enterprise-grade MapR Distribution enables customers to optimally manage and quickly realize benefits from their Hadoop deployment," said Steve Wooledge, vice president, product marketing, MapR Technologies. "The flexibility, speed and real-time performance of our solutions, integrated with new execution engines like Spark, extend the scope and value derived from applications that leverage Hadoop. We look forward to continued success with BMC."

"Introducing Control-M Application Integrator, BMC has seized an opportunity to extend the reach of Control-M while at the same time empowering customers to perform their own application integrations," said Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading industry analyst firm in a recent EMA Impact Brief report. The report goes on to say, "BMC's announcement empowers customers and VARs to more rapidly bring the power of WLA to a much wider set of applications and services. Additionally, the community environment fostered by Control-M Application Hub will help build a repository of application integrations. With WLA perfectly positioned to tackle the growing challenge of workload sprawl, BMC continues to innovate, making its platform relevant at this critical juncture in IT transformation."

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