RainStor, a provider of Big Data management software, today announced that it has been named a 2012 AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 winner for the third year in a row. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership in providing game-changing approaches and technologies that are disrupting existing markets today. RainStor was hand-selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts based upon a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
As the first enterprise database running natively on Hadoop, RainStor Big Data Analytics on Hadoop enables faster, more flexible analytics on multi-structured data, without the need to move data out of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) environment. Built on RainStor’s patented database technology and proven enterprise managing complex Big Data environments, RainStor Big Data Analytics on Hadoop combines industry-leading compression – up to 40x – along with 10-100x faster analytics by providing both SQL access and MapReduce. The compressed multi-structured data set running on HDFS delivers maximum efficiency and reduces the cluster size by 50 to 80 percent, which significantly lowers operating cost.
The 2012 OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list. The full list of winners can be found at AONetwork.com/.
RainStor and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 4 at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, Calif. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—create, store, distribute, analyze and take advantage of their mission-critical data.
“This continued recognition by AlwaysOn further validates the need for a solution that can manage the growing, complex volumes of data that companies are managing today. As the first enterprise database running natively on Hadoop, RainStor provides the ability to perform high-performance analytics at scale, allowing customers to meet their growing Big Data challenges without the premium cost of a data warehouse.” – John Bantleman, CEO for RainStor
“Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year. As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas are being created at a new macro level. This year’s OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all businesses coexist. The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.” – Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn
RainStor (rainstor.com) provides Big Data management software. RainStor’s database enables the world’s largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor’s leading partners include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica, Qosmos and Teradata.
RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK.
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