WANDisco secures first sale of Big Data solutions product

AIM-listed specialist software provider Wide Area Network Distributed Computing WANdisco, has secured the first sale of its Big Data solutions product to a UK telecoms operator.

AIM-listed specialist software provider Wide Area Network Distributed Computing WANdisco, has secured the first sale of its Big Data solutions product to a UK telecoms operator.

The company did not disclose the financial details of the contract but confirmed that the customer had signed a 12-month subscription licence agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, WANDisco said that the customer would use WANdisco's Hadoop Console - a plug-and-play software to deploy, manage and monitor enterprise-class Hadoop clusters - and its Non-Stop NameNode.

Within the context of information technology, a 'Hadoop' refers to a form of platform used to store large volumes of data securely.

David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WANdisco, said: "This is a real landmark for all of us at WANdisco. For many months we have talked passionately about the opportunities open to us in the Big Data arena and in the past few weeks we have rolled-out a truly unique set of enterprise products to help capture this opportunity."

He added: "Today, we have taken the first, exciting step toward proving that the opportunity is real. This first customer win serves as clear evidence that some of the world's largest, most innovative companies know they must get to grips with the Big Data challenge and - perhaps even more importantly - are prepared to trust WANdisco to help them do that."

WANDisco's share price was up 2.88% to 802.50p at 11:40 on Thursday.

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