Updated WANdisco Fusion Platform Offers Hybrid Cloud, Active Back-up for Enterprises

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wandisco-logoWANdisco, (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced major updates to its flagship WANdisco Fusion Platform. Supported by WANdisco’s completely unique active-active replication technology, the latest solution offers continuous availability, streaming back-up, uninterrupted migration and hybrid burst-to-cloud capabilities. Delivered through seven plug-ins, these enhancements enable enterprises to exceed the most demanding application service-level agreements and achieve maximum operational efficiency as they move Hadoop from the lab into production.

The backbone of Fusion, WANdisco’s patented active-active replication technology, ensures all servers and clusters are fully readable and writeable, always in sync and recover automatically from each other after planned or unplanned downtime. WANdisco offers Fusion plug-ins that address continuous availability, data consistency and disaster recovery in three areas:

  • Active-Active Disaster Recovery: Guaranteed data consistency with failover and automated recovery over LAN or WAN eliminates Hadoop cluster downtime and data loss
  • Active-Active Hive: Fusion replication ensures Hive is continuously available and Hive metastore changes are in line with underlying data, leading to consistent query results across all clusters and locations
  • Active-Active Hbase: Enables Hbase to be continuously available and consistent across all locations

Organizations are under pressure to reduce costs as well as downtime for their IT services. Active-active computing is enabling some IT organizations to eliminate IT service downtime altogether,” said Werner Zurcher, Research VP, and Rich Greenwald, Research Director, Gartner, Inc., Comparing Active/Passive With Five Active/Active IT Services Approaches for HA/DR, April 23, 2015.

As more and more applications are moving from behind the firewall into the cloud, cloud migration and hybrid cloud solutions have become critical. Three new WANdisco Fusion plug-ins address this market trend while also helping enterprises reduce cost, reduce complexity and better secure their data. These plug-ins can be used both on-premise and in the cloud. They include:

  • Fusion Active Back-up: Active continuous hot back-up (when back-up is performed on data even while it is in use or being updated) provides a fully versioned copy of an enterprise’s active Hadoop cluster(s), to capture all changes. These clusters can be both on-premise or in the cloud, any distance apart
  • Fusion Active Migration: Offers data migration between different distributions, HDFS compatible storage systems, old and new versions of the same distribution and in-and-out of the cloud without downtime, data loss or disruption
  • Fusion Hybrid Cloud: Extends Hadoop to the cloud with active-active replication for burst-out processing

WANdisco has also introduced the Fusion Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable enterprises to leverage Fusion for active-active replication of any data source.

The features offered by the WANdisco Fusion Platform and plug-ins are critical for enterprises looking to move Hadoop big data applications into production and leverage the massive efficiencies offered in the cloud,” said WANdisco CEO and Co-Founder David Richards. “Additionally, while ease-of-use generally isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about Big Data, WANdisco Fusion simplifies the Hadoop experience in a way that is truly unique in this space.”


The WANdisco Fusion Platform is available now. Visit wandisco.com to learn more and download a free 14-day evaluation.


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