New assets enhance database pioneer’s position as leader in efficient Big Data management

San Francisco, CA – July 23, 2013 — / — RainStor, provider of the world’s most efficient enterprise database for managing and analyzing all historical data, has been awarded two new U.S. patents. A patent for database archiving describes how the RainStor technology efficiently stores all historical data, which could be sourced from a relational, transactional or other database type, yet still makes the data available for query at any time. RainStor allows for the continual addition of data with no limitations on active queries. A schema change patent describes RainStor’s unique capability to allow for multiple system changes occurring on the source database system, such as the addition of new fields and tables. Rainstor supports these schema changes while still providing the ability to run accurate point-in-time query and reporting, across huge data volumes.

One of the original built-for-Big Data database vendors, RainStor now holds four U.S. patents, with several more pending. Its first patent covered data compression and was awarded in the U.S., UK, France and Germany. RainStor designed and engineered its database back in 2003 with the sole purpose of efficiently storing large volumes of data and always available for query. The database was invented long before Big Data was on the radar, and originated in The British Ministry of Defense to manage field operations data for troop training purposes. That project was later commercially spun-off and the founding engineers moved on to launch RainStor.

RainStor’s database runs natively on Hadoop and has been deployed by more than 20 global telecommunication providers, 10 multi-national banks and a number of government agencies to significantly reduce cost, complexity and compliance risk when managing Big Data. RainStor is designed for massive scale, runs on the lowest-cost hardware, provides the broadest possible query options including standard SQL, Pig, Hive and MapReduce, and reduces storage footprints by up to 97% through its patented compression technology.

“Building a database from the ground up not only takes years of dedication and brilliant engineers but the proven customer use case really makes the product stand out in the crowd,” says Andy Ben-Dyke, CTO of RainStor. “Our latest patents demonstrate our ability to efficiently manage schema changes and build highly-efficient database archives. While the original product was created almost 10 years ago, we have many years of enhancements and innovations ahead.”

About RainStor
RainStor ( provides the world’s most efficient database that reduces the cost, complexity and compliance risk of managing enterprise data. RainStor’s patented technology enables customers to cut infrastructure costs by 90%. RainStor scales anywhere; on-premise or in the cloud and natively on Hadoop. Among RainStor’s customers are 20 of the world’s largest communications providers and 10 of the biggest banks and financial services organizations, who use RainStor to manage historical data, while saving millions.

Kevin Wolf
TGPR, LLC for RainStor

Source: RainStor

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