SOURCE: RainStor



October 20, 2010 08:00 ET

RainStor Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership for Next-Generation Network Solutions

Industry Organization Creates Opportunities to Collaborate With Other Technology Providers Supporting the Network Economy and Better Serve Customers With Solutions Based on Network Intelligence Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  RainStor, an infrastructure software company specializing in online data retention and retrieval, today announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), a new industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy's technology providers. Participation in the NI Alliance will help RainStor build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to improve long-term data retention and ultimately, information preservation.

In today's Network Economy -- a world that now depends and runs on networks -- accurate visibility and precise tracking of data crossing networks have become crucial to the availability, performance and security of applications and services. The growing complexity of IP transactions, the explosion of mobile applications and the mainstream adoption of cloud computing surpass the capabilities of conventional tools to improve how networks operate, expand services and police illicit or criminal activity. Just like business intelligence solutions emerged to unlock information hidden in the enterprise, network intelligence technology is an emerging category of technology to reveal the critical details of the data locked inside network traffic and transactions.

The NI Alliance serves two purposes. First, as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information. Through the NI Alliance, members can better serve their customers.

The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value of network intelligence in protecting sensitive information, delivering value-added services, applications and information, and ensuring better performance of network-dependent solutions.

RainStor includes network intelligence within its patented technology for reducing the cost & complexity of preserving information by retaining data for on-demand retrieval for business or compliance regulatory purposes.

"RainStor is looking forward to working with the NI Alliance and all its member organizations as we really believe the new networked economy requires a new class of technology solution to tackle the massive volumes of data and rapid growth rates we are experiencing today," said John Bantleman, CEO at RainStor. "It is no secret that tremendous value is gained by organizations that better manage their critical network data assets. We are excited to work with NI Alliance and are confident that this relationship will help us expand our partner and customer base." 

RainStor's patented technology retains and manages Big Data more efficiently; enabling organizations to preserve historical data online with minimal effort, realizing storage, hardware and operational savings up to 10x less compared to traditional database technologies. With the ability to ingest tens of billions of records per day, RainStor de-duplicates structured data at compression rates of 40:1 or higher, delivering greater than 97 percent storage savings. The combination of RainStor's Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture and support for on premise commodity hardware and the cloud delivers low-cost scalability with minimal administration.

"RainStor is a valuable addition to the NI Alliance, and we welcome their active participation," said Erik Larsson, chairman of the NI Alliance. "RainStor's unique data retention infrastructure technology will enable organizations to most effectively apply network intelligence to better manage, protect and profit from their data networks."

Qosmos, whose network intelligence technology components provide the crucial first step in understanding what's passing through networks, initiated the establishment of the NI Alliance. Qosmos' hardware and software components extract and interpret real-time traffic -- translating a data stream's 1s and 0s into their respective communications protocols, metadata and content for use by third-party applications.

Through the NI Alliance, Qosmos expands its collaborative approach to help vendors design and deliver advanced solutions with embedded network intelligence technology in less time and at lower cost. The NI Alliance provides a channel for dialogue and partnerships that Alliance Members otherwise may not have considered or pursued when addressing the needs of joint customers. Visibility within the vendor community through the NI Alliance affords companies opportunities to market more comprehensive solutions with greater ROI and faster time to value for customers.

About the NI Alliance
The NI Alliance is an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy's technology providers and to educate the market on the role and value of Network Intelligence technology. Members are vendors involved in the capture, processing, decoding, analysis, and leveraging of network data; suppliers of Network Intelligence technology components; software vendors; and information providers of solutions, such as cyber security, financial transaction tracking, lawful interception, service assurance, traffic optimization and Web market research. Participation in the NI Alliance helps members to build and market innovative solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) governments and enterprise customers seeking to improve performance, security and the monetization of network-dependent services and applications.

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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 Informatica, Adaptive Mobile and On Point Technology to reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor solutions include application and database archiving, application retirement, SaaS Data Escrow and data warehouse archiving.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Julie Tangen
    Kulesa Faul for RainStor
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    Erik Larsson
    Qosmos, Chairman of the NI Alliance
    +33 (1) 78 09 14 58
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