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New Syncsort and Cloudera Technology Partnership Helps Enterprises Leverage Mainframe Big Data in Hadoop

Combined Solution Helps Solve Cost and Skills Challenges, Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron and Big Data Initiatives

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – September 23, 2013

Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance Big Data integration software, today announced a technology partnership with Cloudera geared to provide mutual customers with a better to way to create competitive advantage by exploiting critical mainframe data in Hadoop for Big Data analytics.
 
The mainframe hosts mission critical corporate data for most of the Fortune 1000 and is an essential component to be combined with unstructured data sources, such as web logs and clickstream data. As enterprises begin their Big Data initiatives, these organizations need to develop strategies to address the unique challenges of leveraging mainframe data in Hadoop.  In addition, Hadoop is providing a compelling option for organizations that are looking to offload processing of mainframe data.
 
“Enterprises are looking to ensure they can efficiently incorporate mainframe data into their Big Data initiatives,” said Tim Stevens, vice president business and corporate development, Cloudera. “Syncsort’s Hadoop ETL product, DMX-h allows market leading access to mainframe data as well as helping to reduce costs by replicating expensive mainframe batch processes in Hadoop.  Combined with our best of class Hadoop distribution, customers can achieve a new level of efficiency and open the door to advanced Big Data analytics.”
 
With over 40 years of mainframe experience, software that is running on over half of the world’s mainframes, and its Hadoop ETL offering, Syncsort provides proven expertise and a better way to collect, process and distribute mainframe and legacy data in Hadoop with no coding, tuning or specialized mainframe skills required. Cloudera provides deep Hadoop expertise, with a secure, reliable platform that makes Hadoop enterprise-ready. The combined solution allows organizations to securely and efficiently offload mainframe processing to Hadoop.

“Leading organizations around the world continue to rely on mainframes for their mission critical applications with the largest volumes of data.  As Big Data goes mainstream, these organizations are looking to integrate this vital business information into Hadoop, but do not want to rely on time-consuming and expensive hand-coding approaches,” said Bryan Ashley, vice president business development, Syncsort.  “With Syncsort’s Data Integration solutions and Cloudera Enterprise, they meet this goal with an easier way to read, translate and process mainframe data within Hadoop.”
 
Syncsort and Cloudera will demo the joint solution in a webcast on September 25. Subject matter experts from both organizations will show how companies can leverage valuable mainframe data in Hadoop. The session will include case studies, a live demo, and will demonstrate the challenges and solutions for mainframe-to-Hadoop connectivity, data translation, processing, and administration – For more information and to register, click here.
 
For a test drive of DMX-h, including a Linux Virtual Machine with Cloudera CDH and DMX-h ETL Edition pre-installed, along with use case accelerators and sample data, click here.

About Syncsort’s Data Integration Business
Syncsort provides data-intensive organizations across the big data continuum with a smarter way to collect and process the ever-expanding data avalanche.  With thousands of deployments across all major platforms, including mainframe, Syncsort helps customers around the world to overcome the architectural limits of today’s ETL and Hadoop environments, empowering their organizations to drive better business outcomes in less time, with fewer resources and lower TCO.  For more information visit www.syncsort.com.

About Cloudera
Founded in 2008, Cloudera pioneered the business case for Hadoop with CDH: the world's most comprehensive, thoroughly tested and widely deployed 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop in both commercial and non-commercial environments. Now, the company is redefining data management with its Platform for Big Data, Cloudera Enterprise, empowering enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions™ and gain rich, actionable insights from all their data, to quickly and easily derive real business value that translates into competitive advantage. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and leading educator of data professionals with the broadest array of Hadoop training and certification programs, Cloudera also offers comprehensive consulting services. Over 700 partners across hardware, software and services have teamed with Cloudera to help meet organizations' big data goals. With tens of thousands of nodes under management and hundreds of customers across diverse markets, Cloudera is the category leader that has set the standard for Hadoop in the enterprise. www.cloudera.com

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Media Contacts:
Michael Kornspan
Syncsort Incorporated
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: 201-930-8216
mkornspan@syncsort.com

Joanne Hogue
Smart Connections PR
Partner
Tel: 410-658-8246
joanne@smartconnectionsPR.com