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Cohesity Buys Imanis Data

May 08, 2019

Cohesity has acquired Imanis Data, a leader in enterprise backup and data management for distributed databases.

Through this acquisition, Cohesity customers will enjoy the broadest support to easily back up and instantly recover Hadoop and NoSQL workloads and supporting databases, including MongoDB. This adds to Cohesity’s already comprehensive capabilities for backup and instant recovery of traditional databases such as Oracle and SQL, along with virtual, cloud, and physical workloads.

Additionally, Imanis Data customers will have the option to access Cohesity’s modern data management capabilities that make backup data productive and offer radical simplicity for archiving, disaster recovery, ransomware prevention, testing and development, and more – all within a single solution. By combining capabilities from both companies, Cohesity will be able to offer the industry’s first and only modern software-defined data management solution for NoSQL and Hadoop data residing on-premises or in the public cloud.

Today, numerous Fortune 500 companies rely on solutions from Imanis Data to protect big data workloads. The Imanis Data customer base extends across a wide array of verticals including financial services, insurance, retail, and transportation. Unlike legacy data management products, solutions from Imanis Data are architected for petabyte scale, are data-aware, and are powered by machine learning to reduce cost, minimize risk, and enable insight across large data sets. This approach directly complements Cohesity’s focus on helping companies utilize disruptive innovation to unlock the power of their data.

“Cohesity’s acquisition of Imanis Data advances our mission to transform the way that enterprises back up, store, manage, and derive insights from their secondary data, no matter its type or where it resides,” said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity. “NoSQL databases will likely experience double-digit growth over the next five years, and as enterprises continue to embrace these modern workloads, Cohesity can help ensure the data is protected by a simple web-scale solution that can also empower organizations to do much more with their data.”

Solving Mass Data Fragmentation Challenges

Enterprises are increasingly taking advantage of new distributed databases, but doing so has created additional data silos that require separate backup solutions, further exacerbating the problem of mass data fragmentation. Cohesity addresses this problem by empowering customers to consolidate both traditional and modern workloads on a single, scale-out platform that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure. By combining Imanis Data’s unique, machine-learning powered approach to data management with the Cohesity DataPlatform, customers can eliminate the need for separate data and infrastructure silos for their NoSQL and Hadoop workloads and manage all their data from a single pane of glass.

“We have been very impressed with Imanis Data's technology, people, and support, and this acquisition further increases their value to customers,” said Eric Gutmann, manager of infrastructure at MDL autoMation. “Imanis Data's leadership in Hadoop and NoSQL data management combined with Cohesity's leadership in modern backup and recovery will create an unbeatable solution.”

“Adding the capabilities of Imanis Data to the Cohesity platform should be a very positive move for Cohesity as IT organizations increasingly embrace big data workloads and need more efficient ways to back up, manage, and gather insights from all their secondary data,” said Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC. “The combined solution helps breaks down traditional infrastructure silos for NoSQL and Hadoop workloads and is intended to make it easier and less expensive for companies to deploy and protect big data technologies.”

Imanis Data is already available as an application in the Cohesity MarketPlace, making it simple for customers to protect all of their Hadoop and NoSQL distributed databases, including MongoDB, Cassandra, Cloudera, CouchbaseDB, and Hbase, on one platform. As part of the acquisition, the Imanis Data team is joining Cohesity to support and develop new capabilities for Cohesity under the leadership of Imanis’ Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Nitin Donde.

“We are excited to join the Cohesity team as we believe our technology is not only complementary in nature but combined, provides a best-in-class offering for customers who want to do more with their data,” said Donde. “Imanis Data’s technology fits perfectly within Cohesity’s vision to eliminate mass data fragmentation by bringing all secondary workloads together on a single platform.”

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