WANdisco, the Sheffield and Silicon Valley-based developer of software for global enterprises, has filed applications for three new patents in the United States.
The new filings follow the Electric Works company’s success in securing a patent in January for new developments involving software operating across Wide Area Networks – the ‘WAN’ in WANdisco’s name.
The company says that its new patent applications relate to the innovations developed by a team of five PhD’s led by WANdisco’s co-founder Dr Yeturu Aahlad that enhance security, reliability, flexibility and efficiency in the field of distributed computing.
The innovations are said to bring significant benefits for customers using WANdisco’s software for applications involving what has come to be known as “Big Data.”
Big Data applications involve collections of data that are so large that they are difficult to store and manipulate locally on desktop computers and include analysing economic trends, combating disease and crime, predicting the weather and complex problems in physics.
WANdisco chairman and chief executive David Richards said: “Our team continues to break new ground in the field of distributed computing technology. We are proud to have some of the world’s most talented engineers in this field working for us and look forward to the eventual approval of these most recent patent applications. We are particularly excited about their application across our new Big Data product line.”
WANdisco’s products are also used by blue chip corporates around the world to ensure software developers in different offices are always working on the latest version of the business’s bespoke systems.