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November 18, 2012

RainStor Named a Winner in Best in Biz Awards’ New Product of the Year Category

SAN FRANCISCO Nov. 19, 2012 RainStor, a provider of database solutions for Big Data, today announced that it has been named a 2012 silver winner by the Best in Biz Awards in the New Product of the Year category. The Best in Biz Awards are the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts that recognize companies for their business success.

This award recognizes RainStor’s Big Data Analytics on Hadoop solution, released in January 2012. As the first enterprise-grade database running natively on Hadoop, the solution enables faster, more flexible analytics on a variety of data types, with standard SQL, MapReduce and BI tool access and no need to move data out of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) environment. Built on RainStor’s patented database technology and proven ability to manage complex data environments, RainStor combines industry-leading compression – up to 40x – along with 10-100x faster analytics because of unique meta-data driven filtering capabilities. .

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Computerworld, Forbes, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. and ZDNet.

“2012 has been a year of fast growth and change,” said John Bantleman, CEO of RainStor. “We launched our Big Data Analytics on Hadoop solution, have successfully built out 15 strategic partnerships, secured $12 million in Series C funding, and continued to gain momentum with direct customers that represent the world’s largest banks and communications operators. We’re honored that our business success has been recognized by the esteemed panel of judges and we look forward to continuing our momentum in 2013.”

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About RainStor

RainStor provides Big Data management software. RainStor’s database enables the world’s largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor’s leading partners include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Qosmos and Teradata.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit www.rainstor.com. Join the conversation at www.twitter.com/rainstor.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program’s region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.


Julie Tangen
Kulesa Faul for RainStor
(831) 251-3450