DDN Recognized as Best Big Data Innovator in Inaugural Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

DDN Customer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Recognized for Top Big Data Achievement

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 29, 2016


DataDirect Networks (DDN ) today announced that it has been recognized as the 2016 Best Big Data Innovator: Data Management, and DDN customer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, received the 2016 Top Big Data Achievement Award in the first annual Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards.

“We are honored to be recognized by the market as the clear leader for big data IT infrastructure and data management both on premise and in the cloud,” said Alex Bouzari, chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of DDN. “Our high-performance big data storage technologies give our customers the power to achieve world-changing breakthroughs and insights.”

Designed to highlight key big data trends and technological breakthroughs, the Best Big Data Innovator award honors DDN for providing industry-leading storage solutions that deliver a seamless, unified end-to-end architecture, from ingest to archive, and that accelerate results with the industry’s highest performance and efficiency. Children’s Mercy Kansas City was recognized for pioneering rapid pediatric genomic testing that is redefining pediatric medicine and improving patient outcomes.

“Children’s Mercy is a great example as it transforms children’s lives and redefines pediatric medicine with an innovative genomics approach powered by DDN storage that fuels compute and data-intensive research,” added Bouzari.

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The Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with input from the global Big Data community, as well as selections from the Datanami editors, to highlight key trends, shine a spotlight on technological breakthroughs, and capture a critical cross section of the state of the industry.

Datanami is the preeminent online portal covering Big Data worldwide and its readers are at the forefront of the data science community. By taking part in our Readers’ Choice program, our well-informed community is rewarding the organizations that are making the greatest impact in advancing the limits of what Big Data makes possible,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of Datanami. “The Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards send a strong message of support and appreciation from the whole of the global Big Data community, and we are proud to be able to recognize these tremendous accomplishments. Our congratulations go out to all the winners.”

These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual Strata New York conference, which showcases data science, machine learning and analytics for business and technical professionals.

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About DDN

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers. For more information, go to or call 1-800-837-2298.

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