UK-based software firm WANdisco has raised £19m by selling 2 million new shares to expand its big data business.
As part of the expansion, the software company has also partnered with SAP as well as Hadoop platform distribution architecture provider Hortonworks.
As part of the collaboration, the companies will offer integrated Big Data applications developed on Hortonworks Data Platform with full integration of WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop software.
WANdisco chief executive David Richards said enterprises are increasingly adopting Apache Hadoop as a core element of their IT infrastructure.
"Working with Hortonworks is a natural fit given their leadership in the Apache Hadoop community," Richards said.
"A major enterprise requirement is continuous data availability and WANdisco's Non-Stop Hadoop Technology is the only technology available that addresses it.
"The combination of WANdisco, Hortonworks and SAP will provide a reference architecture for Hadoop in the Enterprise."
SAP Big Data senior vice president and general manager Irfan Khan said, "We believe the integration of WANdisco's active-active replication technology with the Hortonworks enterprise Apache Hadoop distribution makes sense for SAP customers looking to leverage big data."