China Mobile, High Octane, Innovyt and LizardFS join mission to solidify ODPi as the essential Open Source companion for enterprise-wide production Hadoop

SAN JOSE – Strata + Hadoop World, March 14, 2017 – ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced China Mobile, High Octane, Innovyt and LizardFS have joined as members to help companies unlock value from disparate data and continue advancing the standardization of Apache™ Hadoop® and related big data solutions.

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“ODPi is committed to serving the big data ecosystem by facilitating standardization and ensuring Hadoop reaches its full potential as an enterprise-wide production big data platform,” said John Mertic, Director, ODPi. “We’re thrilled to have a breadth of companies from China, Belgium, Poland and the U.S. join our efforts in validating big data as a sustainable, long-term area of investment for organizations worldwide.”

These new members bring the ODPi network of collaborative big data startups, enterprise service providers and software-driven end users to more than 35 companies – signifying the ecosystem’s growing desire to make Hadoop accessible and ready for every organization around the world.

About the newest members:

China Mobile is the biggest telecom operator in the world. The open source offerings extended by China Mobile Software Technology, including Hadoop product and professional services, serve more than 826 million customers.

“Becoming a member of ODPi will not only make customers’ choices among various Hadoop distributions far easier, but it will also help to build their confidence in China Mobile’s Hadoop product,” said Shaoling Sun, executive vice president of China Mobile Software Technology. “As industry compliance is the top priority of our big data products, we hope to soon have a unified, standard Hadoop version of the interface built on the ODPi reference specification.”

High Octane is a Belgium-based consulting firm, focused on companies’ enterprise architecture to help strategize, materialize and execute on their big data visions.

“High Octane is proud to join ODPi, as the organization is close to the upstream projects and focuses on a long-term operational view,” said Philippe Back, founder of High Octane. “As long-time believers in open source software, ODPi is a great vendor-neutral venue for us to share our Hadoop insights and learn from the ecosystem feedback provided by end users and SIGs from the field.”

Innovyt is a big data consulting company – specializing in advanced analytics, cloud and data science – focused on ensuring its customers can implement modern data-driven applications using big data technologies. Its team is committed to building a set of solution-centric frameworks that will expedite the implementation of leading platforms, like Hadoop.

“ODPi’s initiative to create interoperability and compliance for production Hadoop are incredibly meaningful – as these will provide our customers with standards, best practices and a common language,” said Vineet Kumar, founder of Innovyt. “We look forward to learning and contributing to open standards through our partnership with ODPi.”

LizardFS – an open-source Distributed File System licensed under GPLv3 – was developed and distributed by Skytechnology in Warszawa, Poland. The scalable, fault-tolerant and highly-available file system ensures security by storing all data in many replicas spread across all available nodes and can be used to build affordable storage cluster.

“Our membership to ODPi will enable LizardFS to take part in creating an industry standard for big data solutions and resolving challenges the industry faces, especially as it relates to the storage of data,” said Simon Haly, CSO of LizardFS. “We’re eager to join the initiative's efforts and look forward to the direction ODPi gives companies just starting their journey in this thriving ecosystem.”

 

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About ODPi

ODPi is a nonprofit organization committed to simplification and standardization of the big data ecosystem with a common reference specification. As a shared industry effort, ODPi members represent big data technology, solution provider and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of Apache Hadoop® and big data technologies for the enterprise. For more information about ODPi, please visit: http://www.ODPi.org

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