WANdisco announces LiveData migrator launch with Amazon Web Services

LONDON: WANdisco, the LiveData company, announced the launch of LiveData Migrator, an automated, self-service solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

LiveData Migrator enables cloud data migration at any scale by allowing companies of all sizes to easily start migrating Hadoop data from on-premises to AWS within minutes, without the expertise of engineers or other consultants, and even whilst source data sets are under active use.

GoDaddy is an early customer and will utilize LiveData Migrator to migrate 500 TB of HDFS data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The Company will operate in a hybrid cloud mode and continue to update Amazon S3 data as changes are made to Hadoop content in the source, so it is immediately available for cloud analytics. The first 70 TB of data was migrated within days with zero on-premise system downtime.

WANdisco has now achieved AWS Migration Competency status with the release of LiveData Migrator and is an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). WANdisco was one of four APN Partners who collaborated with AWS to define the requirements to cover different use cases, including Hadoop, storage and database data migration, and mainframe data integration.

Migrating large data volumes with traditional approaches, such as transfer devices or distributed copy, requires disrupting the operation of on-premises applications and doesn’t cater to data that is modified or created during migration. However, LiveData Migrator works without any production system downtime or business disruption while ensuring the migration is complete and continuous and that any ongoing data changes are replicated to the target cloud environment.

GoDaddy Chief Data and Analytics Officer Wayne Peacock, said: “GoDaddy often builds applications in-house to best support our growth. However, we found that WANdisco’s LiveData Migrator delivered the best time to value solution in the use case of a Hadoop to Amazon S3 data migration and replication. Rather than running an internal time-consuming and costly manual migration project, using LiveData Migrator has helped us avoid disruption to our production processes and made 70 TB of data immediately available for Amazon S3 testing”.

Sabina Joseph, Director of Americas ISVs, Amazon Web Services, Inc, commented: “We are delighted to have APN Partners like WANdisco that exhibit extensive knowledge and proven expertise in migration and replication technology. Customers will benefit from optimizing costs and expanding analytics and insights capabilities leveraging industry leading services like Amazon S3, Amazon EMR and Amazon Athena.”

WANdisco CEO and Chairman David Richards, commented: “Enterprises that want to move their data to the cloud but are concerned about the risks of doing so now have a powerful solution that’s self-service and extremely easy to use. Regardless of company size or technical expertise, LiveData Migrator enables businesses to migrate their data risk-free to the cloud on a massive scale without any disruption to business operations. Data can be accommodated without any risk of data loss while modernizing data and applications to stay competitive.”

WANdisco is the LiveData company. WANdisco solutions enable enterprises to create an environment where data is always available, accurate and protected, creating a strong backbone for their IT infrastructure and a bedrock for running consistent, accurate machine learning applications. With zero downtime and zero data loss, WANdisco’s products keep geographically dispersed data at any scale consistent between on-premises and cloud environments allowing businesses to operate seamlessly in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment. WANdisco has over a hundred customers and significant go-to-market partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Oracle, and others as well as OEM relationships with IBM and Alibaba.


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