Companies news of 2018-01-10 (page 1)

 
Tableau Launches Hyper - New Data Engine Technology Delivering Unprecedented Analytical Performance

Tableau 10.5 with Hyper will provide customers up to 5X faster query speed and 3X faster extract creation speed, in addition to Tableau Server on Linux, embedded tooltip visualizations, and additional governance control

SEATTLE, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leader in visual analytics, today announced the roll out of Hyper, the new data engine technology included within Tableau 10.5. With Hyper's ability to slice and dice massive volumes of data in seconds, customers will see up to 5X faster query speed and up to 3X faster extract creation speed.* This will allow faster insights for even larger data sets, giving organizations the ability to scale their analysis to more people. Also included in the release is Tableau Server on Linux and the ability to embed multiple visualizations in a single view with Viz in Tooltip. Hyper, along with the rest of Tableau 10.5 capabilities, including drag-and-drop power trend lines, a new Box connector, and Tableau Mobile updates, will be available to all customers in all products this week.  To learn more, visit www.tableau.com/new-features.

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"With Hyper data engine technology powering the entire Tableau platform, customers will take their analytics performance to the next level. Hyper's state of the art in-memory technology makes fast, easy visual analytics a reality for all customers," said Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau. "We're incredibly proud of the work the Tableau team has done to deliver this game-changing data engine technology, embed it into the heart of Tableau's product, and most importantly, make it a seamless upgrade for our customers. Hyper brings increased performance and scalability to analysis, making data more useful at all levels in more organizations than ever before."

Hyper
Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology, designed for fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. With enhanced extract creation and refresh performance, and support for even larger datasets, customers can choose to extract their data based on the needs of the business, without concern for scheduling limitations. Furthermore, to keep customers in the flow of their analysis, Hyper can complete queries on large data sets in seconds.  With fast query performance, complex dashboards open faster, filters are snappier, and adding new fields to visualizations is almost instantaneous. Originally incubated at the renowned Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, Tableau acquired the commercial spin off and integrated the technology into the product in fewer than 18 months.

Hyper also helps customers scale their extracts for broad usage by leveraging the latest multi-core processor advancements and employing novel workload parallelization techniques. Hyper's patent-pending technology is a fast in-memory system designed for transactional and analytical workloads without compromising performance. By leveraging cutting edge query optimization techniques and a single columnar storage state for all workloads, Hyper will help bring customers closer to their data.

"In our business, fast paced questions need even faster answers.  From our beta testing thus far, it's clear that on complex data sets, Hyper can take our data-driven decision making to the next level," said Rory Abbazio, Director, IT Data Analytics at National Grid. "To that end, Hyper has the potential to be a strategic game changer for us. In addition to substantially improving the performance of our visualizations we see an opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs by leveraging the Tableau Data Engine exclusively."

Hyper has gone through extensive customer and internal validation including a seven-month pre-release program and nightly performance testing with 62,000 workbooks.  Upgrading to Hyper is seamless; customers can simply upgrade to Tableau 10.5 and no data migration is needed.

With Hyper, Tableau continues to give customers choice and flexibility in their data analysis, as they can choose how they want to connect to their data. Customers can leverage Tableau's hybrid architecture with live and extract options, as well as its portfolio of more than 65 connectors to more than 75 data sources.

Tableau Server on Linux
Tableau 10.5 also introduces Tableau Server on Linux, enabling customers to combine Tableau's analytics platform with Linux's enterprise capabilities. With identical end user functionality to Tableau on Windows, customers already using Linux in their IT environments can quickly and seamlessly integrate Tableau Server into their processes and workflows. With this new deployment option, customers who prefer Linux no longer need to maintain both Windows and Linux environments to support Tableau. Additionally, for customers who wish to run Tableau in the public cloud, Tableau Server on Linux is a compelling solution. While the cost of Tableau Server is the same on either platform, deploying to the public cloud on a Linux server is an extremely cost-effective deployment option.

Tableau Server on Linux has been built from the ground up for easy deployment and management and includes support for CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Oracle Linux distributions. IT teams can also control user authentication through LDAP, Active Directory, or local authentication. Making the migration to Tableau Server on Linux is simple via a backup and restore.

Senior Consultant at Teknion Data Solutions, Bridget Cogley, recently shared her enthusiasm for Tableau Server on Linux: "I'm excited about the availability of Tableau Server on Linux for a couple of reasons.  First, you're lowering the overall cost of ownership. Second, it creates openings for a developer population that often seeks greater control and security and truly makes Tableau Server platform agnostic."

Viz in Tooltip
Tableau continues to invest in new ways to visualize and interact with data. With Viz in Tooltip, customers can engage with their data at a deeper level and maximize dashboard real estate by embedding contextual visualizations inside the tooltip, without writing a single line of code - an industry first. With this approach, a customer can hover over a mark to display details-on-demand while staying in context of the original view.

This new addition also allows Tableau customers to streamline their dashboards and stories, seeing new insights within context, while also saving space and keeping designs clean by adding supplemental data into the tooltip. People will be able to tell two stories at once, with a tooltip enriching the dashboard with supporting data. Making Tableau dashboards even more interactive, new tooltips encourage curiosity and exploration from viewers, inviting people to learn more about the data in an engaged manner.

"Viz in Tooltips is a gamer changer for on-the-fly analytics," said Andy Kriebel, Head Coach at The Information Lab Data School.  "Instead of having to switch between views, the insights will be just a hover away. Bringing the insights into the flow of analysis will make decision making even faster!"

Expanded governance and content control
Tableau 10.5 also includes nested projects, giving customers more fine-tuned control over content organization and permissions. This makes it easier to organize workbooks, so everyone in an organization can find what they are looking for. Folder permissions can also be customized at each project level, or with a top down permissioning structure.

Learn more about Tableau 10.5 by visiting www.tableau.com/new-features.

*Performance compared between Hyper and Tableau Data Engine using a mix of scenarios designed to reflect common customer uses cases. Customer results will vary.

About Tableau Software
Tableau (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data and explore with limitless visual analytics. Customers can build dashboards and perform ad hoc analyses in just a few clicks. They can share their work with anyone and make an impact on their business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, more than 65,000 customer accounts around the world use Tableau to turn data into actionable insights, and more than 300,000 people use Tableau Public to share public data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableau.com/trial.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Tableau could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of product capabilities, performance, integration and security, or any statements of belief concerning new, planned, or upgraded product features and developments.. These and other important risk factors are included in documents filed with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Tableau's most recently filed Form 10-Q,  and Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other reports and filings with the SEC and could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Tableau does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases, presentations or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our products and services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.

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VIVOTEK and Trend Micro Announce Strategic Partnership in Cybersecurity

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOTEK (TWSE: 3454), the global leading IP surveillance solution provider, and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to offer cutting-edge cyber-defense solutions. With VIVOTEK's profound experience in IP surveillance and Trend Micro's extensive expertise in cybersecurity, the partnership enables users to enjoy higher levels of network security when deploying VIVOTEK's network cameras and strengthen defenses in response to the emerging security challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). The brand new VIVOTEK cybersecurity enhanced products will be launched by the end of January and will be revealed in VIVOTEK's booth (#SA-C41) at Intersec 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Dr. Steve Ma, Vice president of VIVOTEK Brand Business Research & Development Division, commented, "Our approach requires a tight integration between hardware-based security features and software applications. Joining forces with Trend Micro is a vital step and together we are proud to roll out the first cybersecurity enhanced network cameras in the IP surveillance industry. Thanks to Trend Micro IoT Security for Surveillance Cameras (TMIS-CAM) solution, these cameras are able to automatically detect and prevent credential attack and block suspicious events. Both parties are committed to reducing security vulnerabilities, and develop a safety net for the IoT ecosystem."

"As more and more network cameras are connected to Internet for cloud-related services," said Dr. Terence Liu, Vice president of Network Threat Defense Technology Group at Trend Micro, "securing the cameras against network security threats is getting vital. The cooperation with VIVOTEK demonstrates an effective and practical approach to IoT security by combining the companies' deep knowledge of cameras and network threats."

For more information about VIVOTEK and its comprehensive product line, please visit www.vivotek.com.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

About VIVOTEK

VIVOTEK Inc. (TAIEX: 3454) was founded in Taiwan in 2000. The Company markets VIVOTEK solutions worldwide, and has become a leading brand in the global IP surveillance industry. Its comprehensive solutions include network cameras, video servers, network video recorders, PoE solutions, and video management software. Through the growing proliferation of IoT, VIVOTEK aspires to become the Eye in IoT by drawing on its expansive technological capabilities in image and audio. The Company has established offices and subsidiaries in the United States (California), Europe (Netherlands), India (Delhi), Middle East (Dubai), Latin America (Mexico), and Japan (Tokyo) in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. To create a sound industrial ecosystem, VIVOTEK has expanded strategic alliances with leading international software and hardware partners and works with over 183 authorized distributors across 116 countries. For more information, please visit www.vivotek.com.

 

Swedish Veterinary Chain Orders Sectra Cloud-based PACS to Achieve Unified Solution for all Images

LINKÖPING, Sweden, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a contract with Evidensia Sweden to deliver its solution for reviewing medical images, Sectra PACS. Evidensia is replacing its multiple IT solutions for imaging with a single solution in order to increase efficiency and collaboration across 54 hospitals and clinics.

"We have seen an increased need for more diagnostic tools and smoother access to medical images across our facilities," says Johan Wiklund, Country Manager at Evidensia Sweden. "To meet those needs, we have to have a unified and scalable solution from a vendor with whom we can grow and develop in the long term."

Evidensia's 54 hospitals and clinics in Sweden will all use the Sectra solution, which will enable more efficient use of their specialists located all over the country. Having a single unified solution delivered through the cloud will also reduce complexity for the IT department.

Approximately 100,000 examinations per year will be handled by the solution, which is sold as a service and thus paid per examination.

About Sectra enterprise imaging

With more than 25 years of innovation and 1,700 installations, Sectra is a leading global provider of imaging IT solutions that support healthcare in achieving patient-centric care. Sectra PACS is part of the Enterprise Image Management solution which also comprises VNA and Cross Enterprise Workflow solutions. For the fourth consecutive year in the US and the third consecutive year globally, Sectra PACS has been awarded "Best in KLAS" for highest customer satisfaction.

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Dr. Torbjörn Kronander
CEO and President Sectra AB
+46 (0)705-23-52-27

Marie Ekström Trägårdh
Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions
+46(0)708-23-56-10

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Hisense 2018 TV Line Emphasizes Affordable Luxury with Industry-Leading Picture Quality, Enhanced Smart Features and Breakthrough Bezel-Less Design

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hisense, a global technology leader, today unveiled its innovative 2018 TV line-up, including the breakthrough 100" Hisense 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV, 1,000+ zones U9 ULED TV, and the bezel-less U7 ULED TV. Hisense continues to transform the TV viewing experience in 2018 with premium technologies like ULED, Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision? HDR imaging technology and local dimming, and the next-generation, easy to use Hisense Smart TV platform with new voice control capabilities.

Hisense U9 TV

Hisense continues to transform the viewing experience through its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, larger screen sizes and premium design. "Premium picture and audio quality, seamless access to content, and beautiful aesthetic design remain a priority for consumers this year, and we have set the bar extremely high," says Jerry Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Hisense Americas. "After another breakout year in 2017, we are set to continue that momentum with our incredible line of luxury innovations, including the game-changing Hisense 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV."

The Future is Panel-less

In Q4 of 2017, Hisense introduced the revolutionary Hisense 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV in US, a product that represents the future of premium large-screen home entertainment. Displaying 3,000 lumens (typical) of stunning 4K images on an Ambient Light Rejection screen, the Hisense 4K Laser TV is nothing short of incredible. It also features a four-speaker built-in Harman/Kardon® audio system and wireless subwoofer, which provides a room-filling cinematic audio experience. After receiving extensive acclaim at launch, the 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV will be a key product for Hisense in the coming years.

Backlight Zones in the Thousands

Combining ULED, Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision HDR, and HDR-10 technology, the 2018 flagship Hisense U9 ULED TV delivers breathtaking picture quality with over 1,000 backlight zones and a peak brightness of over 2,200 nits (typical). It also features a built-in Android TV interface with Google Assistant and built-in apps to personalize your entertainment.

Awarded over 20 patents, Hisense's ULED technology is up to three times brighter than OLED, with better dynamic range and perception of black and white while enhancing color, contrast, black level, brightness and smooth motion.

Bezel-Less is More

The Hisense U7 ULED TV matches premium picture quality and elegant design. Combining ULED, ultra-wide color gamut and Dolby Vision HDR, and HDR-10 technology with a sleek bezel-less design, the Hisense U7 ULED TV truly is the full package. It features a built-in Android TV interface with Google Assistant, and lots of apps to personalize your entertainment. Press play, pause or turn up the volume, all without lifting a finger.

Taking picture quality to the next level, the Hisense U7 ULED TV brings Wide Color Gamut, HDR-10 from the 50" class all the way up to the 86" class TV.

Hisense 100" 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV

  • 4K Ultra HD Resolution
  • 3,000 Lumens (typical) for Optimal Brightness
  • Built-in Harman/Kardon® Audio system with separate Wireless Subwoofer (total of 110 Watts)
  • 100" Ambient Light Rejection Screen
  • Texas Instruments DLP® 4K UHD digital micromirror device (DMD) chip
  • Built-in TV Tuner
  • Hisense Smart TV Platform
  • 20,000-Hour Light Source (typical)

Hisense U9 ULED TV

  • 4K Ultra HD Resolution
  • Quantum Dot Wide Color Gamut
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR-10
  • 1,000+ Backlight Zones
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Motion Rate 480
  • Bluetooth? Audio
  • Android TV with Voice Control
  • Google Assistant compatible
  • Works with Amazon Alexa (in US, Germany and UK)
  • Available in 75" screen class

Hisense U7 ULED TV

  • 4K Ultra HD Resolution
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR-10
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Local Dimming
  • Motion Rate 240 for 55" class and 480 for 65" class TVs
  • Bluetooth? Audio
  • Android TV with Voice Control
  • Google Assistant compatible
  • Works with Amazon Alexa ( in US, Germany and UK)
  • Sleek Bezel-less Design
  • Available in 65" and 55" screen class

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ABB Earns 2017 Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan for Its Leadership in the DCS Industry

The ABB Ability? DCS platforms combine unified, cross-industry digitization with self-learning capabilities to drive smarter, faster, and simpler decision-making.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the Distributed Control Systems (DCS) industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) with the 2017 Global Company of the Year Award for its innovative process automation systems. Connecting 70 million smart devices through 70,000 control systems, ABB has one of the largest installed bases of process automation systems when compared to other automation vendors.

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Despite several challenges in 2016, the global investment climate is improving following a rise in oil and commodity prices, accompanied by upswings in automation projects that will boost production capacity and improve productivity. However, as end user projects grow in size and complexity, the financial risk posed by the inability of end users to execute projects as planned has intensified over the past several years. There is a growing inability to deliver capital projects on schedule and within budget. In this scenario, the primary concern of end users lies in deploying their resources cost-effectively, while attaining higher return on capital employed.

"ABB stays abreast of critical issues, targeting transformative trends like Urbanization, Digitization and Innovation to Zero, to develop industry-specific DCS solutions that create new opportunities and value for their customers," said Ram Ramasamy, Consulting Manager, Frost & Sullivan. "This approach has allowed ABB to stay ahead of the competition and retain pole position in the DCS market."

Industries, such as oil and gas, chemicals, power, pharmaceuticals, steel, water, mining, food and beverage, are moving towards digital operating environment to improve performance, productivity, and cost-effectiveness. ABB recently launched its AbilityTM platform, which provides unified, cross-industry digital capability?extending from device to edge to cloud?across devices, systems, solutions, and services. Unlike competing solutions, ABB also added self-learning capabilities to its solution that allows the system to harvest data, take control, and facilitate users to do more with less.

As part of its ABB Ability solutions, ABB released its Select I/O, an Ethernet-based single channel I/O solution that can be configured in the field. This allows each I/O channel to remain flexible and "undeclared" until very late in the project, often until just before the commissioning phase. This effectively decouples I/O hardware engineering from software design, which significantly lowers development costs and shortens the time to market for new/modernization projects.

ABB offers two ABB Ability DCS product lines along with customer support programs and a Value Provider Program (VPP):

  • ABB Ability System 800xA and ABB Ability Symphony® Plus ? Both industry-leading DCS solutions support customers by driving gains in performance, productivity, efficiency, and safety throughout the end user business operations lifecycle, from the planning stage to the lifecycle OPEX stage. Symphony Plus is tailored to the power generation and water industries, whereas System 800xA caters across all other industries.
  • ABB Ability Collaborative Operations ? Customers connect instantaneously to a subject-matter expert from ABB for timely help and assistance 24/7. Problems are solved before they become failures by utilizing data insights and advanced analytics, and through remote collaboration that enables real-time customer interaction.
  • ABB Value Provider Program (VPP) ? This one-of-a-kind program develops ABB's third-party channels, including distributors, system integrators, panel builders, and service providers. With the help of this program and a wide net of third-party providers in addition to its internal sales organization, ABB ensures close proximity to its end users to reduce the response time to its clients' sales, support, service, and engineering needs.

"The VPP adds significant value for ABB's customers. The third-party provider's in-depth knowledge about local markets, coupled with expertise in ABB's products, enables it to function as an extension of ABB, resulting in extensive coverage in targeted regional segments," said Ramasamy.

ABB equips industrial customers with digital technology and a cloud platform to empower every person, team, and business system within an organization to glean new insights and drive smarter, faster and simpler decision-making, thereby helping every customer seize new growth opportunities. By offering ultimate flexibility in the field, ABB sets a new standard in the execution of automation projects. With its strong overall performance in both innovation and market leadership, ABB is recognized with Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Global Company of the Year Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.

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Chemetall® becomes BASF's new global brand for innovative surface treatment technologies

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It is just over one year since BASF's Coatings division acquired Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier. Being well-known within the industry for its high-quality products and solutions, Chemetall will operate as a brand of the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division. During festive events at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany and facilities worldwide, the new brand image of Chemetall was officially introduced. Martin Jung, Senior Vice President, Surface Treatment, BASF's Coatings division, recognized this milestone: "One plus one is greater than two! Our new brand image reflects the impressive know-how of BASF in chemistry and coatings applications with the market-leading expertise in applied surface treatment from Chemetall. Together, the businesses will offer unmatched solutions competence to customers."

Chemetall New Brand Image

BASF has long been recognized as a global innovation leader. Chemetall enjoys a great history of global recognition for providing its customers with high-performance products and individual solutions. The combination of expertise and innovation power of two global market leaders will accelerate innovation and drive even more customer success.

Julia Murray, Global Marketing Communications Surface Treatment, said: "The Chemetall brand is recognized for its technology leadership, and we take a great deal of pride in our customer-focused and customer-centric approach, locally and globally. Being part of BASF's Coatings division creates opportunities to increase customer benefits from our combined expertise and commitment to continuous innovation. We expect to further advance our customers' access to best-in-class technologies, systems, and solutions across the value chain, always with the goal of enhancing efficiencies and value for our customers."

Under the Chemetall brand, BASF develops and manufactures customized technology and systems solutions for applied surface treatment. The products protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and machining, allow parts to be optimally prepared for the painting process and ensure proper coating adhesion. These products are used in a wide range of industries and end-markets, such as automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing, and metal forming.

About BASF's Coatings division
The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners' needs all over the world. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2016, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about ?3.2 billion.

In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.

Solutions beyond your imagination ? Coatings by BASF. For more information about the Coatings division of BASF and its products, visit www.basf-coatings.com.

About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about ?58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

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Envestnet | Yodlee Deploys WANdisco Fusion to Enable a Live Upgrade of Major Cloudera Releases

SAN RAMON, California, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the live data company, announced today that Envestnet | Yodlee, a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, used live data platform, WANdisco Fusion, to perform a live upgrade of major releases from Cloudera: CDH 4.4 to CDH 5.7.

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Envestnet | Yodlee evaluated several leading market solutions for an external upgrade service and found WANdisco Fusion was the only solution that would enable an upgrade with no downtime, no business disruption and guaranteed data consistency. WANdisco ensured their existing CDH 4.4 environment stayed fully operational during the upgrade to CDH 5.7 enabling the validation of all existing customizations and thorough testing prior to going live.

Jeff Schulte, Vice President of Operations at Envestnet | Yodlee said:

"We deal with over 80 million financial transactions a day with over 20 million active users. Our customers expect their data to be accurate and always available. WANdisco Fusion was the only solution that made this possible when we upgraded to a new version of our Cloudera production system. WANdisco Fusion works flawlessly on Cloudera. It was a very stress-free process."

David Richards, CEO and Co-Founder of WANdisco said:

"Our work with Envestnet |Yodlee demonstrates that with our patented technology our customers can upgrade and migrate systems seamlessly while maintaining strict service level agreements across operations. This reinforces our belief that our live data platform is the only solution that can enable organizations to move large volumes of critical data without any data inconsistencies, downtime or service disruption ? something many thought was impossible."

For further information, please contact:

Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications
Alexandra.gee@wandisco.com

 

About WANdisco

WANdisco is shaping the future of data infrastructure with its groundbreaking Live Data platform, enabling companies to put all their data to work for the business ? all the time, at any scale.

WANdisco makes data always available, always accurate, and always protected, delivering hyperscale economics to support exponential data growth with the same IT budget. With significant OEM relationships with IBM and Dell EMC and go-to-market partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Oracle and other industry titans ? as well as hundreds of customers among the Global 2000 ? WANdisco is igniting a Live Data movement worldwide.

 

 

Envestnet | Yodlee Deploys WANdisco Fusion to Enable a Live Upgrade of Major Cloudera Releases

SAN RAMON, California, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WANdisco (LSE:  WAND), the live data company, announced today that Envestnet | Yodlee, a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, used live data platform, WANdisco Fusion, to perform a live upgrade of major releases from Cloudera: CDH 4.4 to CDH 5.7.

Envestnet | Yodlee evaluated several leading market solutions for an external upgrade service and found WANdisco Fusion was the only solution that would enable an upgrade with no downtime, no business disruption and guaranteed data consistency. WANdisco ensured their existing CDH 4.4 environment stayed fully operational during the upgrade to CDH 5.7 enabling the validation of all existing customizations and thorough testing prior to going live.

Jeff Schulte, Vice President of Operations at Envestnet | Yodlee said:

"We deal with over 80 million financial transactions a day with over 20 million active users. Our customers expect their data to be accurate and always available. WANdisco Fusion was the only solution that made this possible when we upgraded to a new version of our Cloudera production system. WANdisco Fusion works flawlessly on Cloudera. It was a very stress-free process."

David Richards, CEO and Co-Founder of WANdisco said:

"Our work with Envestnet |Yodlee demonstrates that with our patented technology our customers can upgrade and migrate systems seamlessly while maintaining strict service level agreements across operations. This reinforces our belief that our live data platform is the only solution that can enable organizations to move large volumes of critical data without any data inconsistencies, downtime or service disruption ? something many thought was impossible."

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Wirecard Partners With US On-demand Job Platform Moonrise to Enable Instant Payments for Gig-economy Workers

ASCHHEIM, Germany and PHILADELPHIA, January 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

- Moonrise is a startup by American Family Insurance

- Partnership is making money management faster and simpler for US workers

Wirecard, one of the leading providers of digital financial technology, today announces its partnership with Moonrise, a US gig-economy startup by American Family Insurance, to offer free and instant payment options for workers.

Moonrise connects individuals with shift work in administration, hospitality, and other services to supplement their income. Wirecard will issue payments cards enabling workers to access the money they have earned within 24 hours of completing an assignment. Thereby, the partnership will ensure same-day payment without charging fees to workers. Loyalty rewards and other value-add features will be built into the program as the company grows.

Deirdre Ives, Wirecard's North America Managing Director, says, "With digital payments at the core of our business and the rapidly evolving gig-economy, we are thrilled to help the growing market need for faster, more easily accessible pay. Having access to same-day payment options gives individuals greater control over their finances and generally more autonomy day-to-day. Partnering with Moonrise to offer this service aligns perfectly with our core values of increasing speed and efficiency through innovative technologies and payments systems."

Kara Kaplan, Moonrise's co-founder and CEO, adds, "For employers, tapping into a reliable on-demand workforce can be game changing. For workers, the ability to accept a shift here or there can be the factor that enables them to take control of their finances. Wirecard has been one of our best partnerships. It was easy to implement the program because they understood what we were trying to do, and we felt right away that our mission was resonating with them."

Moonrise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Family Insurance - the $23 billion Wisconsin-based insurance business - was formed when American Family's innovation team set out to better understand a subset of their policyholders who want to manage their finances as easy and fast as possible. American Family wanted to discover how the company could leverage its customers, partner relationships and capital - with this in mind, Moonrise brokers with employers and pushes their available gigs via text messages to vetted workers who match the gig's qualifications.

About Wirecard:

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licenses for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.

About Moonrise: 

Moonrise connects hard-working, motivated people in search of extra income with reputable employers in need of filling short-term shifts. Moonrise understands the barriers that exist in trying to make ends meet and the obstacles employers face in finding quality workers. Moonrise feels that when people are in control of their financial lives, they make for better and more reliable employees. Whether helping to facilitate an extra $60 for groceries or an extra six people on the warehouse floor, Moonrise is committed to helping both people and businesses when they need it most. For more information about Moonrise, please visit http://www.moonrise.works.

Wirecard media contacts:

Wirecard North America
Kevin Brown
Tel.: +1-631-987-4215
E-Mail: kevin.brown@wirecard.com

Wirecard AG
Jana Tilz
Tel.: +49(0)89-4424-1363
E-Mail: jana.tilz@wirecard.com


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