A cost-effective platform for accessible and searchable long-term storage

AUSTIN, Texas, December 14, 2011 — Caringo® Inc., a global leader in object storage, and RainStor™, a provider of Big Data management software, today announced a partnership to provide a solution for retaining and accessing structured data in Caringo object storage software powered by CAStor®. The combination allows users to store increasing volumes of structured and semi-structured data from databases, logs and other machine-generated data sources along with unstructured content such as audio, documents, e-mails, images, and videos in CAStor.

The combined solution provides a horizontal platform that enterprises can use to increase efficiency and dramatically reduce the cost of their infrastructure required to retain and manage data. ISVs and service providers can use Caringo and RainStor to offer new data retention services at higher margins, including those delivered via the cloud. The solution is ideal for use cases where database data must be stored with file-based data for long periods of time such as in Financial Services, Communications, Healthcare and Life Science industries. For example a healthcare organization can now store their patient medical images as well as patient documents and structured database medical records for years or decades in CAStor.

RainStor’s Big Data Management database contains patented compression and de-duplication techniques, reducing the data footprint size by 95% or more compared to traditional approaches. Unlike other forms of binary compression, data retained in RainStor can be stored and queried on-demand at a granular level via SQL or standard business intelligence tools without the need for re-hydration. Certified integration with CAStor makes RainStor the only database that can store and access structured data within an object storage platform for compliance and business analysis.

Caringo CAStor provides Big Data storage utilizing any combination of x86 hardware at up to 98% disk utilization. With integrated automated optimization, data protection and zero-provision expansion, one system administrator can easily manage over 10 PB of storage. The integration of RainStor technology means that IT Administrators can leverage these benefits for enterprises that want to manage both structured and unstructured Big Data from a single environment.

“RainStor enables enterprises to keep and query as much data as they want, for as long as they want,” said RainStor CEO John Bantleman. “RainStor’s certified integration with CAStor is a unique and powerful combination that can retain all types of data at scale. Our common philosophy of being storage hardware agnostic and seeking simplicity of administration, results in the lowest total cost of ownership of keeping Big Data.”

“In order to continue to extract value from Big Data it must be accessible and stored in a system that can scale massively and economically, as fast as data is generated,” said Mark Goros, Caringo CEO. “Our partnership with RainStor provides these benefits taking accessibility one step further by offering the ability to query both structured and unstructured data in long-term storage. This means that data will remain actionable as long as organizations need it to be, which provides undeniable value.”

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About RainStor

RainStor provides Big Data management software. RainStor’s database enables the world’s largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor’s partners include Amdocs, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica, Qosmos and Teradata.

About Caringo

Caringo is the global leader in object storage solutions and developer of CAStor – software that enables massive scalability and future-proof accessibility of unstructured data. The company’s field-proven technology utilizes commodity hardware to build robust and boundless storage solutions accessible via HTTP and natively integrated into a huge ecosystem of market leading ISVs including data management applications from CommVault and Veritas. CAStor enables cloud storage solutions, big data repositories and general storage infrastructure replacing NAS, tape and VTL. Companies of all sizes can now avoid vendor lock-in, reduce costs, and guarantee data accessibility for decades to come. Caringo has over 400 customers ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.