WANdisco News

Aug 20, 2020

Impact of the Google outage can be measured in GDP

By David Richards Google’s five-hour disruption was concentrated in the UK, Greece, Spain, Germany, France, Japan and Malaysia If the internet is our information superhighway, Thursday's mass outage of Google services represents the sudden and total closure of the M25. Users up and down the country who rely on the system for their livelih...

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Jul 30, 2020

Big Tech CEOs Avoid the Big Question

Members of Congress grilled four big tech CEOs yesterday. While there were some verbal fireworks and accusations of political bias, the hearing largely failed to address the elephant in the room: the significant competitive advantages tech giants have built using big data and AI. The fearsome foursome–Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zu...

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Jun 10, 2020

WANdisco launches its LiveData Platform for Azure

WANdisco announced the launch of their Live Data Platform for Azure, aimed at data consistency across on-prem and cloud environments. They aim to aim to address five major types of cloud migration to Azure while also facing challenges like data consistency. David Richards, founder, chairman and CEO of WANdisco spoke to MSDW about development beh...

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Jun 08, 2020

WANdisco plc – Microsoft Azure LiveData Platform Launch

WANdisco, the LiveData company for machine learning and AI, announces the availability of WANdisco LiveData Platform for Azure in limited public preview, a new Azure service offering available exclusively on Microsoft Azure. This launch marks a landmark occasion in WANdisco’s vendor partnership strategy, with the Company being the first independent...

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Jun 05, 2020

WANdisco, Azure do data migration dance

WANdisco deepens its Microsoft partnership, integrating LiveData as a native service in Azure. Customers can access LiveData through Azure Portal for backup and other uses. WANdisco has integrated its big data migration with the Microsoft Azure cloud. WANdisco LiveData Platform for Azure — in customer preview — is designed to make it easier t...

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Jun 05, 2020

Sheffield-based WANdisco secures contract with one of world's largest airlines

Sheffield-based WANdisco has secured a contract with one of the world's largest airlines The major US airline is deploying WANdisco's LiveData Migrator to migrate data from on its premises to the cloud. In a statement, WANdisco said: "WANdisco's technology was the default and sole technology capable of moving the live data set to the cloud wi...

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May 16, 2020

Imperial’s programming could go down as the most devastating software mistake of all time

In the history of software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code. But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceut...

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Apr 29, 2020

The Future of Hadoop in a Cloud-Based World

Hadoop once presented the promise of economical storage at massive scale, and streamlined processing of petabytes of data. As WANdisco CEO David Richards explains, though Hadoop took a big hit last year, it will stay with us for a while longer. We’ve seen tectonic shifts in the big data industry this past year - with some $18 billion worth o...

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Apr 14, 2020

Why data is the key to overcoming the crisis

The current global pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges on a global scale. Data is the endgame to overcoming it. Tracking the spread of Covid-19 across countries and towns, identifying the patient zero, antibody testing, modelling predicted infection and death rates – communities globally are desperately scrabbling to get a firm h...

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Apr 05, 2020

Sheffield firm WANdisco donates data software in search for Covid-19 vaccine

Are you doing coronavirus research using BigData or Cloud platforms? We have released free access to WANdisco's suite of cloud migration and big data tools, for every team involved in developing potential treatments and cures for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. We encourage teams working big data processing tackling COVID-19 data, t...

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