WANdisco Buys Big Data Company OhmData

Date 2014/7/3 9:31:26 | Topic: Company News

WANdisco has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based OhmData Inc. OhmData is a developer of Apache HBase ("HBase") database solutions.
HBase is a core component of the Hadoop stack designed for real-time read/write processing of large-scale data sets, and is used in mission-critical applications at companies such as Facebook and Bloomberg. WANdisco recently applied its continuous availability technology to HBase and the OhmData team will continue this work to significantly enhance WANdisco's Big Data product portfolio. In addition to its pioneering work with HBase, OhmData has a patent-pending that addresses efficient database server power consumption.

OhmData was co-founded by Alex Newman and Ryan Rawson, who will join WANdisco as part of the acquisition. Alex Newman is an open source Hadoop committer who has worked in big data, network protocol design, software security and application development. He also worked on HBase at Cloudera. Ryan Rawson is a Core Committer on the Apache HBase open source project and a member of the HBase Project Management Committee. Before co-founding OhmData, Ryan was a software engineer at Google, where he worked on Google's 'Big Table' forerunner to HBase, and Amazon, where he developed synchronous cross-data center applications. He specializes in large distributed systems.

Working alongside WANdisco's Big Data and distributed computing experts such as Dr. Yeturu Aahlad, Dr. Konstantin Shvachko, Dr. Konstantin Boudnik and Jagane Sundar, they will enhance WANdisco's ability to develop new groundbreaking technology. Their status as senior open source committers who can contribute to Hadoop's code base will further improve integration between WANdisco's products and the Hadoop platform. 



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