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Waterline Data Unveils Latest Smart Data Catalog for the ‘Petabyte Enterprise’

Mountain View, Calif. — November 13, 2017 — Waterline Data today announced the release of Smart Data Catalog (SDC) 4.03, the latest version of its solution designed to help enterprises with multiple petabytes of data, manage and gain insight into data instead of drowning in it.  SDC 4.03 is the most powerful and proven enterprise-class data catalog available in the market that offers:

  • Multi-petabyte scalability
  • Native support for critical cloud, RDBMS, and Big Data platforms
  • Rapid expansion of support for new partner integrations and data sources

“It has become clear that the data catalog is a fundamental enabler – not just for data management within a data lake, but also for a variety of related business use cases – and Waterline Data has been at the forefront of helping enterprises unlock the value of data with its Smart Data Catalog,” said Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics, 451 Research. “The company continues to evolve its product with the addition of machine learning-based automation, improved scalability, and native support for both cloud-based and on-premises big data environments.”


Tackle “Billions of Rows” with the Most Scalable Data Catalog in the Industry

The power of SDC is in its unique ability to replace the identification, contextualization, and rationalization of data with an automated process that uses machine learning and crowd-sourcing so customers can:

  • Rapidly classify and organize all of an organization’s data assets and lineage
  • Convert used, stagnant, and even previously unknown data into discoverable assets
  • Easily govern data and make readily available for self-service analytics.

With its ability to automatically profile and tag billions of rows of data, SDC 4.03 is now by far the most scalable data platform in the industry helping global organizations rapidly convert their data swamps back into data lakes. By continuing to focus heavily on SDC’s rapid growth in performance and scale—so data analysts can spend more time using data for competitive advantage and less time looking for it—Waterline has helped customers cut data processing time by up to 10X.

“Waterline is the only data catalog solution we evaluated that can support the vast volumes of data in our client environments,” said  Jennifer Benito, Principal Consultant at Trace 3. “After we deployed their solution in a matter of days, it profiled and tagged over 30 billion rows of data in about half a day,  making it possible for business users to quickly search for and find the data they need to do their jobs. Our clients need that kind of scalability to support the volume and variety of data in their growing data estates.” 


Universal Native Support

Waterline is the only data catalog to natively support all critical cloud and on-premises Big Data environments. With the rapid growth of the cloud, Waterline has extended its support to include Azure, Google Cloud Platform (in preview) and multiple simultaneous S3 environments to extend its prior support for AWS EMR and AWS S3 standalone environments. Waterline has also added support for MapR 5.2 in addition to its prior support for Cloudera and Hortonworks.

“The environments that organizations are trying to catalog continue to grow in size and diversity,” said Eric Kavanagh, CEO at Bloor Group. “The fact that Waterline runs natively on multiple Big Data environments is a big deal as it delivers a design center that will scale with the increasing volume and variety of data.”


Rapid Addition of New Partner Integrations and Data Sources

Waterline is also continuing to rapidly extend its partner integrations and data source support with expanded integration for market-leading partner solutions, including Paxata, Collibra and Trifacta as data catalog enabled applications. Extended support for additional  Big Data, cloud and relational data stores includes Azure Blob store, multiple Amazon S3 buckets and Amazon SSE for secure data environments as well as Amazon Redshift, MS ADSL and MSSQL.

“Our joint customers are already seeing significant value with the combination of Paxata and Waterline, including one of the world’s largest restaurant chains,” said Nenshad Bardoliwalla, co-founder and chief product officer, Paxata. “The deeper integration with scalable cloud native services like EMR, S3, and Azure Blob Storage will make it ever easier for our joint customers to find, profile and prepare data more quickly in the rapidly burgeoning hybrid, multi-cloud technology landscape.”

It’s do or die time for the petabyte organization,” said Andrew Ahn, VP of Product Management, Waterline Data. “It’s not how much data you house but what you’re able to do with it that will determine the fate of your organization. With Waterline, organizations can quickly complete that otherwise long and painful first step of cataloging their data for analysis and use.”


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Waterline Data Appoints New Finance and SVP Executives amid Continued Rapid Growth

Mountain View, Calif. — October 6, 2017 — Waterline Data, a global leader in Data Lifecycle Management, announced the appointment of Jason Lloyd as Vice President of Finance to lead all aspects of Finance and Human Resources for Waterline Data while Mohan Sadashiva is promoted to Senior Vice President of Technical Sales to oversee all pre and post sales technical support for Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog (SDC).

“I’m very excited for Jason to join the Waterline team. His background and unique skill set are a tremendous asset to Waterline as we continue to drive record revenue growth,” said Alex Gorelik, Waterline Data CEO.

Lloyd brings over a decade of management experience in the technology sector, having previously served senior leadership roles at Nutanix, Tintri and Data Domain. He will be responsible for leading Waterline’s finance team as well as heading HR operations.

“Waterline Data is a unique company that shows all the signs of being a market leader in data catalog solutions,” said Jason Lloyd, Vice President of Finance, Waterline Data. “I’m extremely excited to join the executive team where there is an opportunity to apply my skills to continue the stellar growth the company is experiencing.”

Sadashiva originally joined Waterline as VP of Product Management. As SVP of technical sales, he will manage all customer facing technical functions including pre-sales, customer success, technical support, services and solutions engineering, which provides custom integration and development support on top of Waterline’s core data catalog product.

“Having previously served as SVP at both cybersecurity and marketing firms, I’m excited to bring my experience to a familiar environment having worked closely with Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog for the past couple of years,” said Mohan Sadashiva, SVP Technical Sales.

“Mohan’s transition to this new role is part of our strategy to ensure a smooth customer experience by having pre-sales, services, and customer success all under the same organization,” said Kaycee Lai, President and COO. “This ensures a tight connection between Waterline and our customers in their journey from initial engagement all the way to post sales adoption and support.”

“Few know our flagship Smart Data Catalog better than Mohan,” added Gorelik. “I’m thrilled to have him lead the charge in sharing our solutions with all new and potential customers.”