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BlueData Named to CRN Big Data 100

List Highlights Innovative Vendors in the Big Data Technology Space

Mountain View, Calif.BlueData, provider of the leading infrastructure software platform for Big Data, today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Big Data 100. The annual list recognizes companies that bring innovative tools, technologies and services to market, helping organizations productively manage, process and analyze the increasing volume of information being generated today. Today’s recognition continues the company’s growing momentum, as CRN named BlueData one of the “10 coolest virtualization startups of 2014” at the end of last year.

Businesses continue to struggle with the exploding volume, speed and variety of information being generated, and solution providers are looking to tame that “Big Data” to help customers turn it all into meaningful statistics. Understanding this challenge, the CRN editorial team has identified key vendors that are bringing innovative business analytics, data management, and infrastructure technologies and services to market.

With the BlueData EPICTM software platform, BlueData simplifies the infrastructure complexity that can slow down and stall Big Data deployments. It works with all of the major Apache Hadoop distributions as well as Apache Spark. It integrates with the leading analytical applications, so data scientists can use the tools they prefer. It runs with any shared storage environment, eliminating the need to move data. It delivers the simplicity of Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-promises deployment model, with the enterprise-grade security and governance that IT teams require.

Leveraging the power of virtualization and the performance of bare-metal, BlueData EPIC delivers speed, agility, and cost-efficiency for on-premises Big Data infrastructure. Whereas traditional Big Data projects take weeks or even months to deploy a bare-metal physical cluster, BlueData customers can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters – with the data and analytics their data scientists need – within minutes. They can save up to 75% of the infrastructure and operational costs for Big Data deployments.

“When it comes to selecting building block technologies for big data solutions, channel partners need a dependable resource they can rely on to identify the key tools available,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the vendors of the CRN Big Data 100 for their innovation and commitment to helping businesses manage the Big Data challenge.”

“We’re honored to be featured in CRN’s Big Data 100,” said Kumar Sreekanti, CEO of BlueData. “As Hadoop adoption expands beyond science projects into large-scale production deployments, these organizations are faced with the daunting complexity and cost of Big Data. This recognition validates our mission of simplifying Big Data infrastructure to drive the next wave of adoption in the enterprise.”

The 2015 Big Data 100 list is featured online at, and will be published in the June issue of CRN.

About BlueData Software, Inc.
BlueData is transforming how enterprises deploy their Big Data applications and infrastructure. The BlueData EPICTM software platform uses virtualization technology to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for enterprises of all sizes to leverage Big Data – enabling Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model. With BlueData, they can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need. Based in Mountain View, California, BlueData was founded by VMware veterans and its investors include Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, and Intel Capital. To learn more about BlueData, visit

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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