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Guavus And Databricks Announce Reflex Platform Now a Certified Spark Distribution

Sep 25, 2014

San Mateo, Calif. – September 25, 2014 – Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, today announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. This Certification designates that the Guavus Reflex 2.0 platform is commercially compatible with open source Apache Spark and supports the rapidly growing ecosystem of applications leveraging Spark’s capabilities, including interactive queries, streaming data, machine learning and graph computation.

The Guavus Reflex platform is deployed at four out of the five largest mobile network operations, three of the top five Internet Backbone providers and the largest MSOs in North America. Guavus Reflex 2.0, which is built using Spark 1.0 and Hadoop Yarn 2.4, the latest technologies for large-scale processing of big data streaming analytics, which are being deployed at customer sites in 2H2014. With an open source core, the Guavus Reflex Platform also features pre-built engines for the integration of streaming and stored data, machine learning and decisioning applications for network, marketing, care and security. These big data applications deliver unprecedented time to value and enables customers to capitalize on their data assets to improve operating efficiencies, generate new revenue streams and deliver enhanced subscriber experiences.

“Guavus’ significant expertise and experience providing streaming analytics solutions to some of the world’s largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) led them to build their Reflex 2.0 platform around Spark,” said Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, customer engagement lead at Databricks. “Just as important, certifying their platform demonstrates that support for the rapidly growing Spark ecosystem and continued innovation are not mutually exclusive, but complementary.”

“We are committed to harnessing open source technologies that enable us to stay at the forefront of innovation and deliver the rich functionality and performance that our customers require,” said Eric Carr, Vice President Core Systems Group for Guavus. “Receiving Databricks’ Certified Spark Distribution enables Guavus to move even faster now and continue to enhance our platform with greater flexibility, while ensuring compatibility with the latest standards.”

About Guavus

Guavus provides CSPs and enterprise customers with an operational intelligence platform integrated with a suite of big data analytics applications for network, marketing, security and customer care. The world’s most data-intensive companies trust Guavus to help them take strategic advantage of their data assets to grow revenue, improve operating efficiencies and delight customers in new ways. The company counts 4 of the top 5 mobile network operators, 3 of the top 5 Internet Backbone providers, as well as 80% of cable MSOs in North America as customers. It currently analyzes more than 50% of all US mobile data traffic and processes more than 2.5 petabytes of data per day.



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