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Guavus And Databricks Announce Reflex Platform Now a Certified Spark Distribution

guavus logo new Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. This Certification designates that the Guavus Reflex 2.0 platform is commercially compatible with open source Apache Spark and supports the rapidly growing ecosystem of applications leveraging Spark’s capabilities, including interactive queries, streaming data, machine learning and graph computation.

Guavus’ significant expertise and experience providing streaming analytics solutions to some of the world’s largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) led them to build their Reflex 2.0 platform around Spark,” said Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, customer engagement lead at Databricks. “Just as important, certifying their platform demonstrates that support for the rapidly growing Spark ecosystem and continued innovation are not mutually exclusive, but complementary.”

DatabricksThe Guavus Reflex platform is deployed at four out of the five largest mobile network operations, three of the top five Internet Backbone providers and the largest MSOs in North America. Guavus Reflex 2.0, which is built using Spark 1.0 and Hadoop Yarn 2.4, the latest technologies for large-scale processing of big data streaming analytics, which are being deployed at customer sites in 2H2014. With an open source core, the Guavus Reflex Platform also features pre-built engines for the integration of streaming and stored data, machine learning and decisioning applications for network, marketing, care and security. These big data applications deliver unprecedented time to value and enables customers to capitalize on their data assets to improve operating efficiencies, generate new revenue streams and deliver enhanced subscriber experiences.

We are committed to harnessing open source technologies that enable us to stay at the forefront of innovation and deliver the rich functionality and performance that our customers require,” said Eric Carr, Vice President Core Systems Group for Guavus. “Receiving Databricks’ Certified Spark Distribution enables Guavus to move even faster now and continue to enhance our platform with greater flexibility, while ensuring compatibility with the latest standards.”

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