Qubole and WANdisco Move Enterprises to the Cloud with Cloudera Migration Program

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qubole_logo_NEW_20160502Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced the launch of its Cloudera Migration Program to help enterprises expand their use of big data by gaining the advantages of the cloud. As part of the program, Qubole has partnered with active data replication leader WANdisco (LSE:WAND) to create a seamless transition for customers migrating data and analytics to the cloud.

The big data industry is shifting from on-premise to cloud as the preferred deployment model, but many early Cloudera customers are stuck with a system that wasn’t designed for the cloud.” said Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole “Together with WANdisco, Qubole is offering the first fully packaged migration service to help companies experience the full benefits of big data in the cloud.

Across industries big data initiatives are providing actionable results, and companies are looking to expand these efforts. As enterprises struggle with the expense and operational complexity of expanding on-premise systems, the adaptability, agility and cost advantages of cloud become compelling. The Cloudera Migration Program is designed for companies that initially deployed Cloudera Express, Cloudera Enterprise or CDH on-premise and now want a quick and easy way to leverage the massive economies of scale offered by cloud.

The Cloudera Migration Program is a packaged solution including the following components:

  • Qubole Data Platform on AWS to run data processing workloads on Hadoop, Spark, Presto or HBase;
  • WANdisco Fusion to enable active data replication from on-premise to AWS S3. This can done one-time or continuously for a hybrid deployment model;
  • Professional services for scoping, planning, design and migration of on-premise Cloudera deployments

Migrating to cloud without downtime and business disruption is a key challenge for most companies.  To overcome this challenge, Qubole has partnered with WANdisco, the market leader in active-transactional data replication. Together, Qubole and WANdisco offer a best-of-breed solution that combines proven, patented replication technology with a leading big data analysis platform in the cloud. Through the Cloudera Migration Program, Qubole and WANdisco deliver a solution that enables on-premise and cloud environments to operate in parallel during migration for seamless data movement at scale that doesn’t disrupt on-premise user access, or require cloud vendor storage appliances to be sent back and forth from customer data centers. Post-migration, the solution supports active transactional data movement between on-premise and cloud environments for hybrid burst-to-cloud use cases.

The biggest challenges to cloud migration have been the downtime, potential data loss and resulting business disruption that often come with it,” said James Campigli, co-founder and COO at WANdisco. “WANdisco’s patented active-transactional replication technology offers the only solution that overcomes these challenges.  By partnering with Qubole, we’ve created a unique new offering that allows customers to seamlessly  move production data at petabyte scale from on-premise big data deployments to Amazon S3, enabling them to realize the full benefits of cloud without the pitfalls normally involved in getting there.”


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