SOURCE: RainStor


April 19, 2011 09:00 ET

RainStor Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

"Cool Vendor" Report Selects Vendors That Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

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 has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 20111" report by Gartner, Inc.

This year's Cool Vendor report for storage systems focused on emerging private companies that can help organizations meet their data center modernization and cost containment initiatives.

"We believe inclusion in Gartner's Cool Vendor report confirms our ability to help organizations build a cost-effective and manageable storage infrastructure," said John Bantleman, CEO of RainStor. "RainStor represents a new breed of data management that leverages commodity hardware and compresses to reduce storage footprint by 97+ percent, scales to manage petabyte size data sets with very low cost. This technology is particularly attractive to companies in communications, utility smart grid, security and other industry sectors that have a growing need to manage big data online, cost-effectively."

RainStor is a specialized data repository for online data retention and its patented technology significantly reduces the total cost of preserving information through extreme data compression, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability on commodity hardware. Embedded and resold through leading ISV's and solution providers, RainStor delivers a clear competitive advantage, allowing them to expand revenue channels with new product and service offerings.

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About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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 been deployed at over 100 blue chip companies to address 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

1 "Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2011" by Dave Russell, Sheila Childs, Pushan Rinnen, Adam W. Couture, Stanley Zaffos, Joseph Unsworth, John Monroe, April 13, 2011

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