Concurrent, Inc. Leads the Market for Data-Driven Enterprise Application Development

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New Cascading 3.0 supports multiple data processing fabrics for running enterprise data applications at the speed of business

SAN FRANCISCO – May 13, 2014Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, today announced product and corporate momentum securing the company’s leadership in enterprise application development. The company recently announced strategic industry partnerships with Hortonworks and Databricks, as well as new product innovation with the introduction of Driven, the industry’s first application performance management product for data-centric applications. Today Concurrent also introduced the next version of Cascading, the most widely used application development framework for building data applications on technologies like Apache Hadoop.

Enterprises have always been operationalizing their data. But as business needs continue to change and new technologies – such as Apache Hadoop and now Apache Tez – emerge, organizations need a reliable way to quickly build and consistently deliver these data products. This requires leveraging existing skill sets, while meeting new requirements (i.e. latency, scale, service level agreements) supported by these emerging technologies.

Cascading 3.0 Sets the Standard for Enterprise Application Development

With more than 150,000 user downloads a month, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Supported by key strategic partnerships with Hortonworks and Databricks, and broad support with all major Hadoop distributions, Cascading is the enterprise development framework of choice for data-centric applications. Cascading accelerates and simplifies enterprise application development, and meets a variety of enterprise use cases, from simple to complex.

Cascading 3.0 is a major leap forward in enterprise data-centric application development. Features and benefits include:

  • Cascading 3.0 provides the most comprehensive data application framework to meet business challenges and solve a variety of business problems ranging from simple to complex, regardless of latency or scale.
  • Cascading 3.0 allows enterprises to build their data applications once, while providing the flexibility to run applications on the fabric that best meets their business needs.
  • Cascading 3.0 will ship with support for: local in-memory, Apache MapReduce, and Apache Tez.
  • Soon thereafter, with community support, Apache Spark™, Apache Storm and others will be supported through its new pluggable and customizable query planner.
  • Third party products, data applications, frameworks and dynamic programming languages built on Cascading will immediately benefit from this portability.
  • Cascading offers compatibility with all major Hadoop vendors and service providers: Altiscale, Amazon EMR, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Intel, MapR and Qubole, among others.

Concurrent is leading the market in Big Data application infrastructure with Cascading and Driven. With Cascading at the core, Concurrent continues to meet customer demand for advanced enterprise application development by supporting emerging fabrics and technologies, forging important industry partnerships and making data-driven application development simpler, faster and smarter.

Supporting Quotes

“As a partner, we welcome Concurrent’s contributions to further expand the Hadoop ecosystem by enabling faster development and deployment of data-centric applications on 100-percent open source Hadoop. Together we can help our customers adapt to evolving business needs and derive even more value from their Big Data solutions.”
-John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing, Hortonworks

“I’m proud to see how Cascading has enabled thousands of developers and businesses to be successful at what they do. Cascading 3.0 will enable our users even further by simplifying application development, accelerating time to market and allowing enterprises to leverage existing, and more importantly, new and emerging data infrastructure and programming skills.”
-Chris Wensel, founder and CTO, Concurrent, Inc.

Availability and Pricing

Cascading version 3.0 will be available early summer and freely licensable under the Apache 2.0 License Agreement. To learn more about Cascading, visit Concurrent also offers standard and premium support subscriptions for enterprise use.

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About Concurrent, Inc.

Concurrent, Inc. is the leader in Big Data application infrastructure, delivering products that help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data applications at scale. The company’s flagship enterprise solution, Driven, was designed to accelerate the development and management of enterprise data applications. Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the most widely deployed technology for data applications with more than 150,000 user downloads a month. Used by thousands of businesses including eBay, Etsy, The Climate Corp and Twitter, Cascading is the de facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco and online at


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Danielle Salvato-Earl
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