Live data platform the key to unlocking Microsoft cloud service

Data software company, WANdisco has announced that its LiveData platform for Azure has general availability, marking a critical step in the business’s move towards a new revenue model and placing its technology as the “key” to unlocking the Microsoft’s cloud computing service for global businesses.

The news marks the end of a multi-year joint project between the Sheffield-based business and Microsoft as it looked to integrate its technology into “the cloud fabric”. The partnership enables customers to automate the migration of their on-premises data lake – with transfers of a petabyte scale – to the cloud without business risk or operational downtime.

David Richards, CEO and co-founder of WANdisco who will speaking this week at’s free Disruptors virtual conference said: “This is a historic moment for WANdisco that places our technology as the key to unlock the Azure ecosystem for global blue-chips.

A key learning from H1 was that our customers see general availability with Microsoft as a critical step in launching their cloud migration journey with WANdisco and the impact of achieving this step cannot be understated. Customers now have the assurance they need that WANdisco can migrate their business to the Azure cloud without disruption or downtime.”

Richards who noted when speaking to that the business was focused on changing its revenue model from that of a subscription system to a consumption based model, added: “We are determined to close the cloud value gap and the only way to deliver that is through offering a truly cloud-centric consumption solution, native within Azure and charged pay-as-you-go on the same Azure bill customers already receive. As more enterprises look to derive value from massive, distributed datasets, we see a tremendous opportunity to help them realise the full potential of the cloud.”

Jurgen Willis, VP of product management, Microsoft Azure Storage said: “With LiveData Platform for Azure integrated with ADLS Gen2, customers have an opportunity to leverage a purpose-built solution for optimising their migration costs and accelerating their timelines onto the Azure data platform. With today’s General Availability announcement, it’s even easier for Azure customers to leverage our analytics offerings to expand their insights capabilities and get immediate value from their Hadoop to Azure migration.”

Richards will be part of a panel of experts on Wednesday taking part in Disruptors North’s session entitled: Using data to fuel your transformation.

The 45-minute session which also features Steve Caughey, director of national innovation at the Centre for Data, Dan Graham, CTO at 247 Group, Steve Pimblett, chief data officer at Very Group, and Charlotte Bailey, COO at PanIntelligence; will explore how data can power change and exponential progress at business of all size.

Find out more about Disruptors North and register for your free ticket here.

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