SEVILLE, SPAIN--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - Apache: Big Data Europe, November 14, 2016 -- ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced DriveScale, Redoop, and Xavient Information Systems have joined the organization to advance the simplification and standardization of Apache™ Hadoop® and related technologies.
With the incredible growth of Hadoop -- forecasted to surpass $16 billion by 2020 -- and related Apache project evolution, it has become difficult for developers to keep up with the pace of innovation. To make adoption of the platform more appealing to organizations looking to invest in big data technologies, ODPi members are committed to simplifying development and compatibility testing for applications.
"ODPi's work to ensure interoperability of applications across a wide range of commercial Hadoop platforms is gaining momentum thanks to ongoing membership growth," said John Mertic, director of program management, ODPi. "Hadoop has become a crucial part of any enterprise's big data strategy. We are helping to mitigate complexity in the Hadoop ecosystem by facilitating standardization across big data technologies -- ultimately spearheading newer and greater innovations."
ODPi membership has grown to include more than 30 companies -- encompassing industry-leading Apache Hadoop software companies, big data startups, enterprise service providers and end users.
About the newest members:
DriveScale provides a smarter way to build infrastructure for scale-out systems like Hadoop. Its composable data center architecture is provided via a set of on-premises and SaaS tools that coordinate between multiple levels of infrastructure. With DriveScale, companies can more easily support Hadoop deployments of any size, as well as other modern application workloads.
"Enterprises have varying big data needs that require flexible and interoperable platform components," said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. "Becoming a member of ODPi will allow us to better maximize data center efficiency for Hadoop with interoperability for enterprise-grade deployments."
Redoop is a big data platform founded in China, devoted to ensuring enterprises reap the benefits of big data technology. Revolving around Hadoop Common to ensure a corresponding distributed system, Redoop provides the underlying optimization, system management, and data management to help enterprises build their own tailored data systems.
"Redoop believes that ODPi's mission of creating a more open and interoperable ecosystem for current and potential Apache Hadoop users is meaningful to the entire big data community," said XiaoJun Tong, founder of Redoop. "We look forward to joining the initiative and collaborating with its members for the benefit of our customers."
Xavient is a global IT consulting and software services company, focusing on transforming business ideas into effective solutions. Xavient was among the first five solution and application providers to pledge a commitment to the ODPi Interoperable Compliance Program for its DiP (Data Ingestion Platform) -- a real-time data analysis application -- ensuring its ability to successfully run on multiple ODPi Runtime Compliant Platforms.
"Xavient is committed to providing customers with tailored capabilities and solution flexibility and making our real-time data analysis solution interoperable with ODPi Compliance Program applications was a natural next step," said Neeraj Sabharwal, head of cloud, data & analytics at Xavient Information Systems. "We are thrilled to become a member of ODPi to contribute to an open big data ecosystem that transcends big vendor agendas."
ODPi is a nonprofit organization committed to simplification and standardization of the big data ecosystem with a common reference specification. As a shared industry effort, ODPi members represent big data technology, solution provider and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of Apache Hadoop® and big data technologies for the enterprise. For more information about ODPi, please visit: http://www.ODPi.org.