SOURCE: RainStor


February 28, 2012 01:00 ET

Anritsu and RainStor Partner to Address Big Data Challenges Associated With Managing Communication Networks

Joint Solution Reduces Infrastructure Costs by Over 80 Percent While Delivering Faster Analytics

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - O'REILLY STRATA CONFERENCE -- RainStor, a provider of Big Data management software, has formed an OEM partnership with Anritsu A/S, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and converged networks. RainStor's Big Data management capabilities enhance Anritsu's Service Assurance products with a market-leading database that collects stores and analyzes huge volumes of communications data while simultaneously slashing storage, compute and operational costs. With RainStor, Anritsu's products now offer unique data management capabilities, helping customers to reduce infrastructure cost while ensuring they retain the detailed data required to improve business insight and deliver enhanced service quality.

The ongoing boom in mobile data traffic created the requirement for faster response times and more cost effective ways to handle the volume of detailed information being generated by Anritsu's Masterclaw monitoring system. Anritsu immediately looked for an innovative solution to ensure that its customers could retain this critical detail for as long as they wanted to without having to invest in unreasonable levels of infrastructure in order to run the database.

"It's not the growth in calls or SMSs that is driving data volumes but the massive increase in mobile Internet access," said Neil Tomlinson, Director, Product Management at Anritsu A/S. "It's the proliferation of smart phones and tablets that's moving mobile browsing from the domain of the power user into the hands of every subscriber that is making the difference. That -- with the advent of 4G and an 'app for everything' culture -- translates into huge volumes of data that CSPs have to understand to ensure a good customer experience."

Anritsu customers can now store and manage enormous amounts of detailed information within its Masterclaw monitoring system in an economically viable footprint -- typically 10s of billions of records per day. Using RainStor, MasterClaw retains details of every event in the network, enabling deeper analysis in the event of service disruption and providing a level of subscriber and network insight that would simply not be possible without a zero tolerance approach to both history and detail.

RainStor delivers a 15x reduction in storage and a 5x reduction in compute resources. Equally important, growth in traffic can now be addressed by simply racking and stacking additional servers without disruption to service.

"Anritsu builds partnerships with technology innovators like RainStor who have clearly developed features to meet the needs of fast growth communications organizations," said Rick Kuhlbars, Global Partnership Manager at Anritsu A/S. "By partnering with RainStor, we are delivering a competitive advantage to our customers who need to reduce their cost base while addressing the challenges posed by smart device proliferation and 4G rollout."

"The communication sector has always dealt with big data; probably before Big Data per se emerged as a discipline in its own right. The storage and analysis of billions of records per day is a fact of life for CSPs," said Tim Waterton, VP Strategic Alliances at RainStor. "RainStor's technology addresses exactly that problem and is flexibly architected to run on a myriad of platforms, reducing end customer TCO every single time. We are delighted to partner with an industry leader like Anritsu to fundamentally improve the way customers are able to manage Big Data."

Editor's note: Attending Mobile World Congress? Please join RainStor on February 28 at MWC where we are sponsoring the Network Intelligence Alliance event. Find out more about MasterClaw's use of RainStor's technology by visiting the Anritsu booth at MWC Hall 1, B31. RainStor is also exhibiting at the Innovators Pavilion -- booth 715 -- at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA, taking place Feb 28-Mar 1, 2012. For more information, contact

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About RainStor
RainStor provides Big Data management software. RainStor's database enables the world's largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor's leading partners include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica, Qosmos and Teradata.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit Join the conversation at

About Anritsu Corporation
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's solution portfolio includes test and measurement solutions and service assurance solutions that address the technology lifecycle from R&D and lab testing, to operational support systems for in-service network monitoring and service assurance. The test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for embedment into communication products and systems.

Anritsu's award winning service assurance solutions offer an integrated portfolio of applications combining network monitoring and optimization with a unique suite of service intelligence solutions for service and customer experience management. As a long-time leader in 3G solutions, Anritsu is committed to supporting the delivery of next-generation networks, addressing emerging technologies such as LTE, HSPA Evolution, MIMO, WiMAX and high-speed optical and IP networks. Anritsu sells in more than 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact Information

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    Julie Tangen
    Kulesa Faul for RainStor
    (831) 425-1083
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    Neil Tomlinson
    Anritsu Service Assurance Division, Global Marketing and Product Management Director
    +45 72 11 22 00
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