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Attunity Expands Big Data Integration Offering With New Hadoop Solution to Improve Analytics and Business Insights

Attunity Managed File Transfer (MFT) for Hadoopenables automated, accelerated and secure file collection and data transfer with the Hadoop File System (HDFS)

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today the release of Attunity Managed File Transfer (MFT) for Hadoop. The new generation enterprise data transfer solution is designed to accelerate Big Data collection processes and integrate them seamlessly into and out of Hadoop, the open-source programming framework for large-scale data processing. Building on the proven and enterprise-scale capabilities of Attunity MFT, the solution empowers organizations to collect and transfer Big Data in both the cloud and enterprise data centers for strategic initiatives including log and machine-data analytics, business intelligence (BI), and data archiving.

As volumes of business data continue to increase, organizations are adopting Hadoop to store, manage, and process Big Data. However, like other Big Data projects, IT organizations are struggling to efficiently and effectively move the data for BI and analytics. Similarly, organizations that are seeing Hadoop as a lower cost alternative for archiving run into the same Big Data movement challenges.

Attunity MFT for Hadoop is designed to overcome the Big Data bottleneck by providing an enterprise-scale gateway to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), a distributed file system that enables scalable storage and processing of "internet-scale" Big Data. The Attunity solution facilitates the process of transferring data to HDFS by providing robust capabilities including automation, scheduling, security, and auditing. Seamlessly integrated with HDFS, Attunity MFT for Hadoop enables moving data into and out of Hadoop in either batch or real time.

Attunity MFT for Hadoop features:

  • Enterprise-scale automation and scheduling for IT processes that collect and transfer data into HDFS, with advanced dashboards and notifications to monitor and control data transfer
  • Support for many sources of data including enterprise as well as cloud files systems, web protocols like HTTP/S and S/FTP, email, and desktop
  • Support for any Hadoop distribution based on standard HDFS 1.0 or higher, such as those by Apache, HortonWorks and Cloudera
  • Web Services API for seamless integration with enterprise business platforms (ie. ERP, BPM, & CRM)
  • Multi-stage processing of the data being transferred with extensive security configuration options to meet the needs of highly regulated industries

"Hadoop has quickly become the platform of choice for storing, managing and analyzing big data. We are pleased with the Attunity MFT solution that addresses the challenges that enterprises face with large volumes of data and a variety of sources and formats," said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development at Hortonworks, a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop. "Our goal is to make Apache Hadoop become the next generation data platform. Our partnership with Attunity helps bring an enterprise solution to market that facilitates the adoption of Hadoop."

"Enterprises that leverage Big Data gain greater insight into their customers, operations, and business environments," explained Matt Benati, VP Global Marketing at Attunity. "Attunity MFT for Hadoop, the first of several Hadoop solutions that Attunity will unveil, is designed to deliver on the great promise of Hadoop by helping organizations achieve faster time-to-value for Big Data analytics projects. With the release of Attunity MFT for Hadoop, Attunity is able to increase its addressable market, provide broader options for customers, and help companies harness the power of Big Data to drive new insights and deliver competitive advantage."

About Attunity    

Attunity is a leading provider of information availability software solutions that enable access, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR) and managed-file-transfer (MFT). Using Attunity's software solutions, our customers enjoy significant business benefits by enabling real-time access and availability of data and files where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today's IT environment.

Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for nearly 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and HP. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit http://www.attunity.com or our In Tune blog and join our community on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities laws. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from Attunity's current expectations.

Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: risks and uncertainties relating to the acquisition of RepliWeb, including costs and difficulties related to integration of acquired businesses, the combined companies' financial results and performance, and ability to repay debt and timing thereof; our liquidity challenges and the need to raise additional capital in the future; market acceptance of the Attunity Replicate and the development of a market for such product; timely availability and customer acceptance of Attunity's new and existing products; any unforeseen developmental or technological difficulties with regard to Attunity's products; changes in the competitive landscape, including new competitors or the impact of competitive pricing and products; a shift in demand for products such as Attunity's products; unknown factors affecting third parties with which Attunity has formed business alliances; the impact on revenues of economic and political uncertainties and weaknesses in various regions of the world, including the commencement or escalation of hostilities or acts of terrorism; and other factors and risks on which Attunity may have little or no control. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ.

For a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties affecting Attunity, reference is made to Attunity's latest Annual Report on Form 20-F/A, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the other risk factors discussed from time to time by Attunity in reports filed or furnished to the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Attunity undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

© Attunity 2012. All Rights Reserved. Attunity is a registered trademark of Attunity Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press contact:  

Melissa Kolodziej, Director of Marketing Communications, Attunity
melissa.kolodzi[email protected]
Tel. +1-781-730-4073

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