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MEDIA ALERT: WANdisco Announces Hadoop Expert Co-Presenters at ApacheCon

SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --

WHO: WANdisco is a provider of non-stop software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development.

WHAT: ApacheCon is the official conference, trainings, and expo series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and is the public showcase for Apache innovations. The 2013 conference theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation," focusing on professionally directed, relevant presentations that demonstrate real-world solutions to specific challenges.

WHEN/WHERE: ApacheCon, February 26-28, Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, Portland, Oregon

KEY HIGHLIGHTS, Session 1: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
Hadoop and HBase on the Cloud: A Case Study on Performance and Isolation
Cloud infrastructure is a flexible tool to orchestrate multiple Hadoop and HBase clusters, which provides strict isolation of data and compute resources for multiple customers. Most importantly, our benchmarks show that virtualized environment allows for higher average utilization of per-node resources. For more session information, visit

CO-PRESENTERS, Dr. Konstantin V. Shvachko, Chief Architect, Big Data, WANdisco and Jagane Sundar, CTO/VP Engineering, Big Data, WANdisco
A veteran Hadoop developer and respected author, Konstantin Shvachko is a technical expert specializing in efficient data structures and algorithms for large-scale distributed storage systems. Konstantin joined WANdisco through the AltoStor acquisition and before that he was founder and Chief Scientist at AltoScale, a Hadoop and HBase-as-a-Platform company acquired by VertiCloud. Konstantin played a lead architectural role at eBay, building two generations of the organization's Hadoop platform. At Yahoo!, he worked on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Konstantin has dozens of publications and presentations to his credit and is currently a member of the Apache Hadoop PMC. Konstantin has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.S. in Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia.

Jagane Sundar has extensive big data, cloud, virtualization, and networking experience and joined WANdisco through its AltoStor acquisition. Before AltoStor, Jagane was founder and CEO of AltoScale, a Hadoop and HBase-as-a-Platform company acquired by VertiCloud. His experience with Hadoop began as Director of Hadoop Performance and Operability at Yahoo! Jagane has such accomplishments to his credit as the creation of Livebackup, development of a user mode TCP Stack for Precision I/O, development of the NFS and PPP clients and parts of the TCP stack for JavaOS for Sun MicroSystems, and more. Jagane received his B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Anna University.

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). Fortune Global 1000 companies including AT&T, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit

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