WANdisco and IBM launch joint engineered solution

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Sheffield big data specialist WANdisco has teamed up with tech giant IMB to launch a new joint engineered solution.

The IBM Db2 Big SQL solution extends the capability of IBM Big Replicate (IBM’s product name for WANdisco Fusion) to support scenarios where customers are looking to take advantage of hybrid cloud.

SQL is a language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system.

This is the first time that WANdisco has supported relational database technology, building upon existing Hadoop solutions to include SQL applications and private cloud.

The solution enables organisations to derive value from enterprise data, allowing data scientists, business analysts, and database managers to access data where it resides, scale with cloud-ready flexibility, and improve query performance with numerous concurrent users.

WANdisco’s relationship with IBM strengthened significantly in 2018 as the Group increased its royalty percentage to 50% (previously 30%) and agreed a guaranteed annual royalty commitment.

David Richards, CEO and Chairman of WANdisco, said: “This co-engineered SQL solution with IBM is an exciting breakthrough for WANdisco as this is the first time that our technology has been applied to SQL data.

“This launch also represents a significant advancement of our relationship with a key partner and the scope of our addressable market in IBM’s channel. WANdisco’s unique technology presents great opportunity to collaborate with partners to address novel data requirements that previously have not been possible to meet.”