The Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Platform Accelerates Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Deployments by Delivering Increased Performance and Capacity Efficiency, and Integrated Data Protection

SAN JOSE, CA – Oct 27, 2014 — / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that it has attained Hortonworks® certification and joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner program. Hortonworks is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache™ Hadoop®. The Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform enables enterprises to fully leverage Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) implementations to streamline workflows, increase performance by utilizing flash and implement enhanced data protection using sophisticated snapshots — all while lowering total cost of ownership and eliminating complexities associated with enterprise architectures.

As a certified Hortonworks Technology Partner, Nimble Storage will enable and accelerate the deployment of all data living in traditional Hadoop environments. Nimble streamlines analytics workflows by eliminating the need to extract the data from separate storage systems so that it can be loaded into a traditional Hadoop environment. With Nimble, IT personnel are no longer burdened with managing data that has already been integrated and analyzed with the Hortonworks Data Platform.

Hortonworks Data Platform was built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and incorporates all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. With a YARN-based architecture, HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency.

Meeting performance and capacity service levels becomes an increasing challenge faced by enterprise IT organizations tasked with processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data at a rapid pace. To keep pace with increasing demand, IT organizations require a storage infrastructure that is capable of scaling in line with performance and capacity requirements while providing integrated data protection. The Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform is designed to separate data from compute to deliver the scalable performance required to optimize Enterprise Apache Hadoop. Nimble enables capacity efficiency with its variable-length compression. Furthermore, with InfoSight™, Nimble’s innovative approach to management using cloud-based analytics, Nimble’s solutions have achieved greater than “five nines” availability – which gives customers confidence to reduce Hadoop data copies from 3 to 2.

Supporting Quotes
“Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, accelerating innovation and adoption of 100-percent open source enterprise Hadoop. We welcome Nimble Storage to the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and look forward to working with them to help strengthen Hadoop’s role as the foundation of the next-generation data architecture.” -John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks

“Enterprise-level customers are faced with the challenge of managing terabytes of data while also making it actionable and insightful. To minimize complexities and increase the return on investment, enterprises need a storage system that is capable of processing massive amounts of data at scale, while adding layers of data protection through snapshots, consistent backups, timely restores and efficient replication. With Nimble Storage, customers leveraging the Hortonworks Data Platform are now able to deploy a non-disruptive storage system with enterprise-class speed that delivers real-time business insights for faster decision making and sustainable growth.” -Radhika Krishnan, vice president of product marketing and alliances, Nimble Storage

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble’s flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 3,700 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 37 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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