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WANdisco Acquires Hadoop Expertise For Its Big Data Roadmap


Written by  Sudheer Raju | 20 November 2012
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wandisco hadoopBig Data solutions market is to see a growth of 58% according to Wibikon between 2012 and 2017. Now this is proving to be the case with investments from known venture capitalists in the field and acquisitions each week. The new entrant to acquisition space is WANdisco, a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry. WANdisco has completed the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based software company AltoStor.

The core to Wide Area Network Distributed Computing dubbed WANdisco product suite, is "Replication". WANdisco offers Apache Subversion and CVS source control systems scaled to enterprise use with MultiSite (replication, mirroring, clustering), SmartSVN (graphical subversion client), Access Control (full authorization and authentication capabilities) and clustering (avoids single point of failure) on top of Subversion and CVS systems.

With its patented "active-active replication" technology that has been recently granted, WANdisco plans to speed up the launch of its big data products with help of this acquisition. AltoStor is a small, pioneering firm with a deep expertise in the Big Data market. Its founders, Dr. Konstantin Shvachko and Jagane Sundar, are among the core Apache Hadoop creators, developers and on-going contributors.

AltoStor team brings in with them tons of Hadoop expertise with active expertise implementing Hadoop at eBay as principal big data architects and were responsible to setup a 12-person team at Yahoo.

The deal is set to pay $5.1 million altogether of which $3.6 million will be paid in shares and $1.5m in cash according to the company's statement to the London Stock Exchange. "Prior to this acquisition, we had a number of options including venture capital and acquisition approaches from several large Silicon Valley software companies desiring to enhance their Big Data products," said Shvachko. "When we first spoke with WANdisco, we recognized immediately that WANdisco's patented replication technology, combined with AltoStor's products and knowledge, could create a compelling product offering that virtually every enterprise looking to deploy Hadoop could utilize."

WANdisco will host a live webinar on December 11 at 10:00 a.m. PST where Richards, Shvachko and Sundar will discuss the acquisition and WANdisco's direction in the Big Data Market. For more information and to register, visit The Future of Big Data for the Enterprise.

Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.


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