4C Decision, ArenaData, and AsiaInfo Join ODPi To Promote Open Big Data Ecosystem

By April 26, 2016September 15th, 2016Announcements

New members support efforts to create open standards for Apache Hadoop to accelerate delivery of data-driven applications

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2016ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced that 4C Decision, ArenaData, and AsiaInfo, have joined the initiative to advance efforts to create a common reference specification called ODPi Core.

Many vendors have focused on productizing Apache Hadoop® as a distribution, which has led to inconsistency that increases the cost and complexity for application vendors and end-users to  fully embrace Apache Hadoop. Founded last year, ODPi is an industry effort to accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop and related big data technologies. ODPi’s members aim to streamline the development of analytics applications by providing a common specification with reference implementations and test suites.

“A wide range of ISVs are showing broad support and interest in ODPi’s work to build a common ODPi Core specification,” said John Mertic, director of program management, ODPi. “By continuing to add members, ODPi is raising the bar for standardization and interoperability across Apache Hadoop and big data technologies, which will enable organizations to more easily build enterprise-class applications and innovate higher up in the stack.”

ODPi is integrating a variety of upstream Apache projects, working across the Apache ecosystem to create a downstream reference specification to enable new Big Data solutions to be built.

This model work has worked with countless open source technologies experiencing rapid growth and ODPi aims to leverage this same model to increase adoption and open up opportunities for innovation on top of an already strong Apache Hadoop community.

The three new ODPi members will join a diverse and growing group of members that includes well-known Apache Hadoop software companies, service providers and end users, as well as a rapidly growing community of more than 35 maintainers from 30 companies.

About the newest members:

4C Decision is a full stack data, analytics, and technology service provider that helps companies establish best practices to store, manage and analyze their data efficiently. 4C Decision applies their extensive business intelligence experience across various industries to ensure their data meets the industry standards, such as UMDP (Uniform Mortgage Data Program) and Government Policy, such as HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act).

“4C Decision strives to provide business value for our customers by applying the most cutting edge technologies for big data, allowing them to foresee their next business decisions,” said Cupid Chan, managing partner at 4C Decision. “We see ODPi as a vital component to the big data ecosystem that will enable the future of business. We are excited to improve our client solutions by leveraging standardized ODPi components.”

ArenaData is the first open analytical platform leveraging 100 percent open components to replace legacy platforms or SNMP databases that are unable to scale at the speed modern business requires. ArenaData enables enterprises – that require an affordable solution for data gathering and analysis – to transform their ideas into new solutions and to unlock the potential of Big Data.

“As a small company running Apache Hadoop distributions and looking to expand in the Russian market, we believe ODPi’s work to bring standardization to Apache Hadoop will be very beneficial to the entire ecosystem,” said Dmitry Komarov, head of sales and marketing at ArenaData. “We look forward to collaborating with ODPi members and advancing an open ecosystem, which will help drive speed-to-innovation for our customers and beyond.”

AsiaInfo is a leading provider of Internet-based systems and software for the telecommunications industry. With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, the company provides a full suite of business and operations support systems and professional services to solve the business challenges of the future. Through its innovative BSS/OSS, Big Data, and security software products, AsiaInfo is driving the transformation of the telecoms industry into the new business Internet era.

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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 platform called ODPi Core. 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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