New partnership with WANdisco reduces cost and complexity, and eliminates downtime during cloud migration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — July 11, 2016 — / — Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced the launch of its Cloudera Migration Program to assist enterprises in expanding their use of big data by leveraging the advantages of the cloud. As part of the program, Qubole has partnered with WANdisco (LSE:WAND), the market leader in active transactional data replication, to create a seamless process for customers migrating data and analytics to the cloud with no downtime or business disruption.

“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 now offers the first fully packaged migration service which enables companies to experience the full benefits of big data analytics in the cloud.”

As enterprises struggle with the expense and operational complexity of expanding on-premise systems, the adaptability, agility and cost advantages of cloud are compelling.  Qubole customers have seen savings up to 80% for workloads using spot instances and have admins supporting hundreds of users. The Cloudera Migration Program is designed for companies that 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 biggest challenges to cloud migration have been the downtime, potential data loss and resulting business disruption that often comes with it,” said James Campigli, co-founder and COO at WANdisco. “WANdisco’s patented active transactional data replication technology offers the only solution to overcome 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, so they can realize the full benefits of cloud without the pitfalls normally involved in getting there.”

The Cloudera Migration Program enables:
• 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;
• The seamless movement of data 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.

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On Thursday September 8th at 10AM Pacific, Qubole and WANdisco will host a webinar entitled, “Migrating Your Big Data Infrastructure to Cloud.” During this session, GigaOM analyst William McKnight will be joined by experts from Qubole and WANdisco, who will explain the benefits of cloud deployment and the technologies available for migration.   Attendees will learn what’s required to avoid the downtime and business disruption that often accompany cloud migration projects. Space is limited. Register now at:

About Qubole
Qubole is a big data-as-a-service company that provides a fast, easy and reliable path to turn big data into valuable business insights. Qubole’s cloud-based platform addresses the challenges of processing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. It uses clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure to help enterprises extract value out of their big data while enabling their operations teams to be nimble and adaptive to their users’ needs. Qubole achieves this through features such as auto-scaled big data clusters and integrated toolsets for data analysts, developers and business users. With more than 250+ PB of data processed every month across its customer base, Qubole’s platform makes enterprises agile with big data.

About WANdisco
WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco’s products are differentiated by the company’s patented, active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), including Apache Subversion and Git. Fortune Global 1000 companies, including Juniper Networks, Motorola, and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit

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Qubole Media Contact:
Kelsey Castellow
LEWIS for Qubole
+1 415-432-2456

WANdisco Media Contact:
Alexandra Gee
Mackworth Associates for WANdisco
+447887 804594


Source: Qubole



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