SOURCE: RainStor


July 17, 2012 09:03 ET

RainStor Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner for Second Consecutive Year

RainStor Recognized for Creating Technology Innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - RainStor, a provider of Big Data management software, today announced that it has been named a 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 winner for a second year in a row. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley.

As the first enterprise-grade database running natively on Hadoop, RainStor Big Data Analytics on Hadoop enables faster, more flexible analytics on multi-structured data, without the need to move data out of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) environment. Built on RainStor's patented database technology and proven ability to manage complex Big Data environments, RainStor combines industry-leading compression -- up to 40x -- along with 10-100x faster analytics by providing both SQL access and MapReduce. The compressed multi-structured data set running on HDFS delivers maximum efficiency and reduces the cluster size by 50 to 80 percent, which significantly lowers operating cost.

AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. RainStor was chosen by the AlwaysOn editorial team during a rigorous three month process, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners is available here:

RainStor and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23, 2012. This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

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"RainStor is very happy to get a consecutive win of the AlwaysOn Global 250 award. This recognition serves to validate our leadership in providing Big Data solutions and technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley. We continue to gain momentum in the marketplace with our Big Data solutions providing large enterprises the flexibility to run on Hadoop HDFS or scale-out NAS with built in data availability and security, now key requirements for critical data environments. RainStor offers the first enterprise database running natively on Hadoop where users can choose SQL for rapid response ad-hoc queries or run batch jobs using MapReduce against RainStor data. We continue our commitment to addressing enterprise Big Data needs at the lowest total cost."
- John Bantleman, CEO for RainStor

"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 winners are rapidly pushing outside the bounds of existing markets and away from established legacy players. These companies represent leadership in the global innovation community and are developing vital, forward-thinking software and hardware solutions and technologies. The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley."
- Tony Perkins, founder and editor for AlwaysOn

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About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Danielle Salvato-Earl
    Kulesa Faul for RainStor
    (650) 340-1982
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