2014 Press Releases

March 05, 2014

Leading US Medical Facility Implements WANdisco’s Non-Stop Hadoop to Help Save Lives

DSA Comment: WanDisco are HA and Big Data combined and we find this unique. The press release below is US centric yet the content is highly interesting. enabling real time analysis really can make a difference to medical outcome, especially when we consider the rate of deaths attributed to medical error.

WANdisco’s Unique Technology Running on the Hortonworks Hadoop Data Platform to Enable Continuous Hadoop Big Data Availability for UCI Health SAN RAMON, Ca. – March 4, 2014 -

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, is pleased to announce that it has completed its first Big Data deployment through its Hortonworks channel partnership with the University of California’s Irvine Health (“UCI Health”). WANdisco will provide UCI Health with continuous Hadoop availability with its unique Non-Stop technology, as UCI Health takes its first step in implementing Hadoop.

UCI Health will be able to collate, store and analyze all data relating to its patients’ conditions in real time, allowing staff to dramatically improve the quality of care and considerably reduce the number of lives lost annually. “WANdisco is helping us make a real shift in medical care. Rather than just helping people when they are sick, we are now able to identify what can be done to keep people well,” said Charles Boicey, Informatics Solutions Architect, UCI Health. “The number of people who die from medical errors in the US alone is the equivalent of a major passenger plane dropping out of the sky every three days – being able to cut preventable deaths of this sort is of critical importance for the medical community. We have not found any other technology that could provide us with the uptime we need to offer this level of care.”

UCI Health’s current data warehouse technology used to support their Electronic Medical Record (“EMR”) applications struggles with availability issues as well as the volume and variety of data it can handle. UCI Health’s key consideration in choosing WANdisco and Hortonworks was the continuous availability that WANdisco offers to eliminate downtime, which is unacceptable in medical situations where a patient’s condition can change dramatically in a very short period of time. The technology will also enable care to be proactive instead of reactive, promising to significantly reduce the number of hospital readmissions after discharge for serious conditions such as heart failure and pneumonia by providing real-time access to data from home monitoring devices. “We are delighted to be an integral component in the UCI big data strategy. We believe this represents the future of health care,” said David Richards, Chairman and CEO of WANdisco. “This is just one demonstration of how Non-Stop Hadoop can change the world and a clear indication of why continuous availability is so important. This paves the way for the ‘holy grail’ in health care: the ability to accurately predict when people will become sick before they actually are, saving countless lives.”

About WANdisco WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco’s products are differentiated by the company’s patented, active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), including Apache Subversion and Git. Fortune Global 1000 companies, including Juniper Networks, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

About UC Irvine Health UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. UC Irvine Medical Center was listed among America’s Best Hospitals for the 13th consecutive year in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report. More than 3,600 trauma patients are treated annually, more than half of all traumas in Orange County. UC Irvine Medical Center is a 411-bed acute care hospital providing tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation.