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Kryptos Logic and Dataffirm Among Partners Benefiting From New Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – StreamSets, the dataflow performance management company, today announced the StreamSets Embed Program, which provides support and services to technology companies needing to embed world-class data ingestion capabilities into their products and services. The Embed Program includes two options, an Innovator Program designed for early stage companies and an OEM Program for more mature companies.

The Embed Program offers developer-level technical support for unlimited internal use of StreamSets Data Collector™, allowing participants to build with confidence on StreamSets technologies. It also includes access to other value-added services, such as training, go-to-market assistance and professional services, such as architecture consulting. Through the program, partners are also able to upgrade their license to extend support to their customers.

"StreamSets Data Collector provides critical big data ingestion infrastructure across a broad set of use cases," said Jobi George, vice-president of alliances at StreamSets, "The StreamSets Embed Program is a crucial enabler for companies whose products or services require developing complex Big Data applications using a wide range of technologies including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka or Elasticsearch. By leveraging StreamSets' expertise, partners can maintain engineering focus and get to market more quickly than if they attempted to build and support these capabilities themselves."

Early members of the StreamSets Embed Program include Kryptos Logic and Dataffirm. Kryptos Logic is a leader in Threat Intelligence. StreamSets technology has widened its ingest infrastructure capabilities and improved the way it builds data pipelines.

"Kryptos Logic frequently deals with changing data sources and pipelines from thousands of sources," said Salim Neino, CEO of Kryptos Logic, "As a result, data drift can be a difficult problem to tackle when handling copious amounts of data over such a set of data sources. Streamsets has matured our big data stack so that we can ensure our data pipelines ingest large volumes of data from a variety of sources and still maintain high quality. This has proved valuable not only to our internal development team, but also in our multi-tenant environments where we work closely with clients and partners."

Dataffirm provides predictive analysis on large volumes of publicly available company data and is deploying StreamSets as core infrastructure that it considered too complex to build and maintain itself.

"The agility and responsiveness of the StreamSets team has been outstanding," said John Paleomylites, CEO of Dataffirm, "The StreamSets Embed Program helped us to execute faster by focusing on what we do best, which is providing predictive analytics from large volumes of company data."

About StreamSets Partners Programs:

StreamSets is committed to building an extensive ecosystem of partners to jointly create complete solutions that delight customers and maximize the potential of their big data projects. 

Partner programs include:

Technology Partners: StreamSets works with industry leaders, such as Cloudera, MapR and others to bring certified and tested product integrations to market, providing customers with solutions they can deploy with confidence.

Embedded Partners: A program for companies looking to incorporate continuous ingest and data flow performance management into their solutions. It includes Innovators Program and OEM Program options.

Go-to-Market Partners: Consulting, systems integration, reseller and software companies can generate new opportunities, close new business and increase profitability either through resale or referral relationships.

Please visit https://streamsets.com/partners/ for more info.

About StreamSets

StreamSets builds software that reinvents how enterprises manage the big data flows that enable their business-critical analytics, applications and products. StreamSets Data Collector, with hundreds of enterprise adopters to date, is open source big data ingest software that greatly simplifies the development, maintenance and continuous operation of any-to-any data flows. Founded by Girish Pancha, former chief product officer of Informatica, and Arvind Prabhakar, a former engineering leader at Cloudera, StreamSets is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). For more information, visit www.streamsets.com

SAN FRANCISCO – HVR Software has released version 5 of their flagship data replication software. This release strengthens HVR’s position as a leading provider of data replication software for businesses that need to be confident in their data, whether stored in the cloud or on-premises. The main developments with HVR version 5 are deeper heterogeneous capabilities and better performance.

@hvr_software releases v5.0 of its data replication software. Release offers faster data loading into the cloud

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HVR 5.0 cements HVR’s place as the data replication software of choice for businesses that operate within increasingly complex data environments but require simple tools to use. With outstanding performance and cloud integration, DDL replication, and improved SQL Server log-based capture, HVR is a leader in heterogeneous database and mixed file replication.

“Over the last few years I have seen the Cloud develop from a flexible sandbox for development projects into a primary storage location for many reputable organizations,” said Anthony Brooks-Williams, CEO. “I am very excited to see HVR play a key role in Hybrid Cloud data management infrastructures as both existing and new clients adopt Cloud technologies. With HVR 5.0 the engineering team delivered technology even better equipped to support Cloud use cases."

Details of the new release show 10x faster performance for loading into AWS Redshift, improved performance in the cloud and heterogeneous environments and the ability to support larger volumes of data while using fewer network resources. The update ensures swifter management of replication set up to minimize latency for business critical data. Check-box-simple replication in heterogeneous environments is offered and a “DVR for data” allows users to look at all logs in the past to double-check data—even before the software was installed.

"HVR continues to lead with high-performance real-time replication in heterogeneous environments,” said Mark Van de Wiel, CTO. “Beyond generic performance optimizations HVR 5 extends this commitment with faster log-based capture from SQL Server, improved loads into Teradata and Amazon Redshift, and full support for log-based Change Data Capture on open source PostgreSQL. Rich support for heterogeneous setups combined with a flexible hub and spoke architecture allows our customers to avoid database vendor lock-in, both on-premises and in the Cloud."

For organizations where real-time data replication is a mission critical process, HVR has been proven to be a reliable, secure and scalable solution implemented by some of the largest global companies and leading government and defense organizations. HVR Software is a privately held company with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc., in the report, “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016.” Forrester evaluated 26 criteria categorized by current offering, strategy and market presence. MapR achieved the highest score for current offering among all reviewed vendors.

.@MapR named a Leader in @Forrester Big Data NoSQL report

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As stated in the report, Leaders offer credible support for large and complex deployments. Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst at Forrester, wrote, “MapR-DB is a NoSQL database that’s part of the MapR Converged Data Platform…its unique capability is running NoSQL operations, Hadoop analytics, and event stream processing in the same cluster. Customers like its ability to support petabyte scalability, integration with Hadoop, data consistency, multimaster replication, and responsive data access. Customers are using MapR-DB for many use cases, including a 360-degree view of customer, fraud detection, social networking, gaming, big data analytics, mobile, and IoT.”

“We believe achieving the highest score for our current offering across all vendors is a testament of how MapR provides advanced capabilities to ensure production success for big data,” said Jack Norris, senior vice president, data and applications, MapR Technologies. “Furthermore, our converged data platform helps customers to lower IT costs by unifying data into a single platform while building new innovative applications to generate new revenue streams.”

As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-DB provides the first in-Hadoop document database that allows developers to deliver scalable applications that also leverage continuous analytics on real-time data, while enforcing strong consistency and data integrity. MapR-DB features native support for JSON documents which enables greater concurrency, higher performance, and more granular access controls than other technologies. It also supports a wide column data model and API to run existing Apache HBase™ applications faster and more reliably. With MapR-DB, the MapR Platform is the only data platform built for NoSQL operations, Hadoop/Spark analytics, web-scale storage, and event stream processing in the same cluster.

To access a copy of “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016,” please visit here.

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About MapR Technologies
MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments, while leveraging the significant on-going development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that over 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Name change represents renewed focus on innovation and agility

NAPLES, Fla. – Allen Systems Group, Inc., doing business as (dba) ASG Software Solutions, a global provider of technology solutions, today announced its transformation to ASG Technologies Group, Inc. dba ASG Technologies, effective immediately. Building on 30 years of industry expertise, the new name represents a renewed focus on agility in product development, sales and customer service to better serve today’s fast-paced enterprise market. ASG Technologies is dedicated to supporting the customer’s bottom line with a comprehensive product suite that empowers them to grow their business as a digital enterprise.

“We have the opportunity to lead the industry in key areas with our unique combination of ownership, technological capabilities and change. Through change, we can continue to provide our customers with the best products that solve their challenges in the most reliable, innovative manner.”

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ASG Technologies’ financial structure allows the company to invest in innovation for the long term, responding to trends and shifts in end-user behavior with agility, so that it remains the premier choice for businesses that strive to remain competitive in a digital-first, data-driven landscape. In addition to this primary investment in future innovation, ASG Technologies will continue to nourish its existing product suite in order to solve and satisfy customers’ needs.

“ASG Technologies represents the next phase in the company’s development,” said Charles Sansbury, president and CEO of ASG Technologies. “We have the opportunity to lead the industry in key areas with our unique combination of ownership, technological capabilities and change. Through change, we can continue to provide our customers with the best products that solve their challenges in the most reliable, innovative manner.”

ASG Technologies’ ultimate goal is to bring peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control in both legacy and leading-edge environments. Its product suite brings together the digital enterprise across every application, platform and device at a global scale, enabling more in-depth insights and intelligent actions for businesses.

As part of the transformation, ASG Technologies has unveiled a new, responsive website that prominently showcases the company’s innovative solutions. The company partners with system integrators and technology industry leaders such as Wipro, Capgemini, Teradata and Collibra, among many more.

Learn more about the new ASG Technologies at www.asg.com.

About ASG Technologies
ASG Technologies Group, Inc. brings peace of mind to every enterprise with information access, management and control for our customers. These solutions empower businesses to enhance workforce productivity, gain an accurate and timely understanding of the information that underpins business decisions and address compliance needs with improved visibility of cross-platform data from legacy to leading edge environments. More than 70 percent of global Fortune 500 companies trust ASG Technologies to optimize their IT investments. ASG Technologies is a global provider of technology solutions with more than 1,000 people supporting more than 4,000 midmarket and enterprise customers around the world.

Fourth generation of Pivot3’s Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) simplifies management of performance and data protection service levels on flash storage and hyperconverged infrastructure


AUSTIN, Texas – Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, today announced it has extended the capabilities of its patented Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) software to include policy-driven data protection capabilities. Pivot3’s Dynamic QoS engine now allows companies to guarantee both the performance and protection of their mission-critical applications through the use of simple, pre-configured policies and automated application prioritization.

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The software’s new QoS capabilities include data protection, application integration, scheduling, and performance enhancements to the existing QoS capabilities of the Pivot3 flash arrays, providing customers even more automation and flexibility in how they guarantee service level agreements (SLAs) for critical business applications. With the recently-announced Pivot3 vSTAC SLX systems, customers are also able to confidently deploy multiple mixed-application workloads on hyperconverged infrastructure and experience the benefits of guaranteed performance and data protection, simplified deployment and improved economics.

With data protection QoS, customers can simply define policies specifying snapshot, replication and retention and apply them to volumes or groups of volumes. The addition of QoS scheduling capabilities lets customers set pre-defined schedules for both performance and data protection policies, allowing them to change automatically at pre-determined times. By automating policy changes, IT can support the business with greater agility as application priorities and workloads change.

“By eliminating contention issues, Pivot3’s QoS has allowed us to improve the performance of our most critical member-facing systems, such as online banking,” said Chris Visocnik, director of IT at Consumers Credit Union. “Now with the addition of data protection QoS, we have the option of simplifying and automating our data protection policies for mission-critical and member-facing credit union applications.”

The data protection QoS capabilities integrate with Microsoft Windows applications, VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. This further extends Pivot3’s QoS integration with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVol) and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), as well as integrated management with QoS Manager for VMware vCenter Server to simplify granular VM-level management.

“IT organizations are pushing to consolidate multiple application workloads onto common infrastructures to reduce their capital and operating expenses,” said Ahmad Chamseddine, vice president and chief operations officer at Pivot3. “Customers need guaranteed performance and data protection in line with their business priorities, which is why we’re continuing to innovate with Quality of Service and hyperconvergence. This is another step in the development and integration of the Pivot3 and NexGen Storage technology sets following our recent acquisition as we move toward achieving the software-defined data center.”

The new QoS capabilities are now available with vSTAC SLX Hyperconverged and N5 Flash Storage systems through Pivot3’s authorized resellers and to Pivot3 customers on support contracts.

About Pivot3

Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged solutions. Pivot3’s patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3’s unique Quality of Service and Virtualization Management capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. Today, Pivot3 has more than 2,000 customers around the world deploying more than 16,000 hyperconverged infrastructures in multiple industries such as video surveillance, healthcare, government, transportation, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list. To learn more about Pivot3, visit http://www.pivot3.com.