Robin Systems Unveils New Community and Developer Editions of the Robin Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform for Automated, Cost-Effective Database-as-a-Service and Big Data-as-a-Service

SAN JOSE, Calif – July 13, 2017 – Robin Systems, a company that enables enterprise digital transformation with its innovative Robin Platform, today announced the availability of its new Community and Developer Editions on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

These editions, much like Robin’s established and powerful Enterprise Edition, are also leveraging modern container-based technology to enable legacy as well as modern applications to drive infrastructure in an agile and performant way. What was previously difficult and time-consuming is now easy and efficient. Using the Community and Developer Editions of Robin Platform, the deployment and management of distributed and clustered data applications (like Big Data and NoSQL Databases) become a breeze.

Robin Platform – Community Edition (CE) can be run in up to five nodes (leveraging virtual or physical servers) with no limit on the nodes’ specifications. Robin CE helps teams running in the cloud who seek the agility and simplicity of running Big Data pipelines, as well as distributed NoSQL Databases, offering the ability to automate DevOps and DBA tasks. It helps DevOps teams go to market three times faster and take advantage of one-click self-service lifecycle management while keeping costs low.

Robin Platform – Developer Edition (DE) can be run in one node (leveraging virtual or physical servers) with no limit on the node’s hardware specifications. This edition helps developers who are prototyping or testing conceptual designs of complex Big Data, NoSQL and other complex composable applications architectures. It arms developers with the ability to rapidly deploy their favorite products and also be able to snapshot and revert changes at will, thus enabling more freedom and experimentation.

“Robin’s new Community and Developer Editions of Robin allow us to provide even greater flexibility to IT organizations who want a solution that can easily scale with their business needs,” said Premal Buch, CEO of Robin Systems. “The Community and Developer Editions of Robin Platform make it easier than ever for a wide range of IT and DevOps organizations to reduce capital and operating expenditures, especially since they do not require any additional IT resources.”

“’By making the Community and Developer Editions of Robin available, Robin Systems extends self-service, high availability and elasticity to a broader base of users and deployments,” said Jay Lyman, principal analyst at 451 Research. “These new editions may also help organizations to address the challenges of big data technologies and applications, increasing the ability to aggregate compute and storage resources across nodes.”

“The promise of rapid development can be challenging to achieve without the proper tools,” said Dan Kusnetzky, founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC and contributing editor to Virtualization and Cloud Review. Robin Platform, including both the Community and Developer Editions, are designed to help IT and DevOps administrators deploy applications that perform well, are highly agile, and still are reliable and manageable in a cloud environment. Robin Platform clearly is designed to address challenges presented by relying solely on virtual machine technology by making it easy to use operating system virtualization and partitioning, another processing virtualization technology.”

More About Robin Platform
Based on container technology, Robin brings application virtualization benefits to distributed, clustered and stateful enterprise applications such as databases and Big Data clusters, enabling high-performance workload consolidation with the agility and flexibility previously available only to micro applications.
Robin transforms your infrastructure silos into a compute, storage, and data continuum that enables:

  • Applications to share servers without any loss of performance and predictability. Even the most critical enterprise applications – such as databases and Big Data clusters – can be consolidated without any performance compromise.
  • Transparent application mobility across machines without any data loss. By decoupling compute from storage, Robin not only protects applications from server failures, it also ensures portability and mobility without moving or copying any data. Robin ensures seamless data access for applications no matter where they run.
  • Fast and simple application deployment and lifecycle management. Building upon container agility, Robin Platform ensures that even the most complex distributed applications – including Hadoop such as Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB and CouchDB, and RDBMS such as Oracle, Postgres and Mysql – can be deployed within a matter of minutes. Quick application clones can be created within seconds, and application-level clone and snapshots allow applications to go back and forth in time for production as well as test and dev purposes.

About Robin Systems
Robin is transforming the way enterprise applications drive the infrastructure by bringing together purposely built container-aware block storage with application-aware fabric into the cloud (private and/or public). This demonstrates unique benefits to distributed, clustered and stateful applications including Big Data and Databases. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance higher consolidation and a much simpler application lifecycle management than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, USAA, and SAP’s Hasso Plattner Ventures.


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Media Contact for Robin Systems
Andrea Corry
(925) 640-5482

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