Nokia Networks Expand Use of WANdisco Big Data Technology

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BigData use caseWANdisco, a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced mobile broadband specialist, and Nokia Corporation NOK, -2.79% subsidiary, Nokia Networks, has expanded use of WANdisco’s big data technology to deliver continuous availability with performance and scalability for its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution built on Hadoop to manage and streamline telecommunications.

Nokia Networks first selected WANdisco’s big data technology in 2013 for consolidating subscriber data previously stored in a number of different databases, each supporting their own applications and data models with little consistency between them. Before Nokia Networks moved to Hadoop, even basic operations like activating a new mobile customer’s account involved a number of steps across several different applications with little or no sharing of data across these applications. If any of these steps failed, it often meant the entire activation process had to be restarted. Now with Nokia Networks SDM built on Hadoop, mobile carriers who use the solution only interact with one real-time application to perform new customer activation.

Once SDM was implemented with Hadoop, Nokia Network’s other critical requirement was real-time sharing of data across multiple locations with continuous availability, to meet the SLAs of its large mobile carrier customers. Each site had to be active and always have the latest data. After looking at a number of options Nokia found that WANdisco Fusion(TM), with its patented active-active replication technology for Hadoop, was the only possible solution.

Implementing SDM on Hadoop was a big step forward in improving the user experience for our mobile carrier customers, as well as their end customers,” said Peter Kerekes, Nokia Business PLM, Customer Experience Management. “However, we faced other significant challenges around the extreme levels of availability, performance and guaranteed real-time data consistency across locations that our customers required. No other solution we evaluated came close to WANdisco Fusion in meeting our requirements, as well as giving us the flexibility to move to different Hadoop platforms.”

Nokia Networks also appreciates WANdisco Fusion’s flexible, easy-to-deploy architecture that eliminates Hadoop platform vendor lock-in. WANdisco Fusion can be implemented across mixed storage environments, including Oracle BDA, Cloudera, Hortonworks HDP, -4.39% EMC EMC, -1.11% and MapR. With all platforms, the functionality is the same.

Global organizations like Nokia Networks and the major mobile carriers they serve have the most demanding availability, scalability and performance requirements,” said David Richards, CEO and co-founder of WANdisco. “They also want flexible, future-proof solutions that avoid vendor lock-in, given the dynamic nature of Hadoop. As Nokia continues to deploy our solution to a growing number of customers, the telecommunications industry is further poised to take initiatives to understand Big Data.”


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