SOURCE: RainStor


April 19, 2011 07:04 ET

RainStor Database Technology Embedded Within HP Investigation Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - RainStor, an infrastructure software company offering specialized database technology for online data retention and retrieval solutions, today announced it is cooperating with HP to enhance the range of database technologies embedded within the HP Investigation solution. As a result of this announcement, the RainStor database can be sold, distributed and supported by HP as a part of the HP Investigation solution, which is designed to help telecom companies and law enforcement agencies fight terrorism and organized crime.

"RainStor easily manages the extreme data volumes of today's communication service providers. All communications service providers worldwide are experiencing very high data volumes, so building out infrastructure to cope with current data volumes and the expected future growth is critical," said Julian Cook, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA and APAC at RainStor. "We are thrilled that RainStor is one of the technologies that HP is including in its solution to collect, store and manage communications records more efficiently and cost effectively for their customers."

To improve law enforcement's investigative capabilities, data retention systems can be required to store communications data for many years. With the increase in subscribers around the world and rapid growth in smart phone usage -- for voice, messages, email and now transactions -- the volume of data has become unwieldy. Added to this fact is growth in the use of communication devices in the criminal world -- terrorist acts, money laundering and child exploitation. Intelligence support systems exist today because the law requires a new level of sophistication to fight crime.

In order to support lawful intercept requests, retained communication records need to be available online in an immutable and tamper-proof form. RainStor delivers these capabilities while compressing data by a factor of up to 40:1, significantly impacting the overall hardware requirements and storage footprint. Additionally, CSPs need the ability to auto-purge records that no longer need to be retained based on expiry policies and regulatory timeframes. RainStor's specialized data retention solution is integrated with the HP Data Retention and Guardian Online (HP DRAGON) solution for the purpose of reducing the overall cost with specialized data de-duplication while providing full query access and remaining fully compliant with industry regulations.

"Our customers will be able to process huge volumes of data with greater speed and efficiency using an HP solution augmented by RainStor," said Andrea Fabrizi, manager of Investigation, Communication and Media Solutions at HP. "With daily volumes reaching tens of billions of call data records, telecom companies and law enforcement agencies need very high performance databases like RainStor's."

HP Investigation incorporates a comprehensive group of solutions that address the need for Intelligence Support Systems. Other solutions included in the portfolio are: HP Warrant Management, HP Lawful Intercept and HP DRAGON.

RainStor and HP have completed integration tests successfully and are jointly taking the solution to market. HP Investigation with the RainStor database embedded is generally available and is being distributed worldwide through the HP Communications and Media Solutions business unit.

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About RainStor
RainStor is a technology pioneer in online information preservation. The company's specialized data repository significantly reduces the total cost of retaining data through extreme data reduction, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability on commodity hardware. RainStor solutions are deployed by technology partners across multiple industries and include AdaptiveMobile, HP, Informatica, On Point Technology and Teradata to reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor has over 100 blue chip customers deployed addressing key data retention requirements.

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

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