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Part Two: MapR’s Top Execs Sound Off on Hadoop, IoT, and Big Data Use Cases

Nov 9, 2015 |

John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder of MapR Technologies, and newly hired COO and president Matt Mills recently sat down for an interview with Datanami. Here’s part two of our chat. To read part one, see Datanami: So many big data roads point back to the need for better data governance. What is MapR’s strategy there? John Schroeder: We approach it more as a company issue, not a big data issue. They’ve got many terabytes, petabytes of data across platforms, new Read more…

Skip the Ph.D and Learn Spark, Data Science Salary Survey Says

Nov 4, 2015 |

Prospective data scientists can boost their salary more by learning Apache Spark and its tied-at-the-hip language Scala than obtaining a Ph.D., a recent data science survey by O’Reilly suggests. In its 2015 Data Science Salary Survey, O’Reilly found strong correlations between those who used Apache Spark and Scala, and those who were paid more money. In one of its models, using Spark added more than $11,000 to the median salary, while Scala had about a $4,000 impact to the bottom Read more…

MapR’s Top Execs Sound Off on Hadoop, IoT, and Big Data Use Cases

Nov 3, 2015 |

When it comes to putting big data into action, there are few companies doing what MapR Technologies is doing. From implementing massive Hadoop clusters on Wall Street to preparing for the next wave of distributed computing with the Internet of Things, the company is a leader in its space. Recently the company’s top brass, including founder and CEO John Schroeder and Matt Mills, who was recently hired as MapR’s president and COO after two decades at Oracle, sat down for Read more…

MapR Gives Hadoop Distro More NoSQL Smarts

Sep 29, 2015 |

Hadoop and NoSQL databases share some similarities, but the platforms typically live within different levels of the big data spectrum. Now MapR Technologies is working to break those barriers down by adding a major piece of NoSQL functionality to its Hadoop distribution. At the Strata + Hadoop World conference today, MapR Technologies announced that it’s now supporting the storage of JSON documents in MapR-DB, the enterprise NoSQL data store that ships with its Hadoop distribution. As a spruced up version Read more…

The Importance of Securing Big Data–The Numbers Don’t Lie

Aug 6, 2015 |

If you are using any sort of Big Data in your enterprise environment, you are no doubt concerned about securing that data. As more and more organizations are seeing the potential and utilizing the power of Big Data, they are using Hadoop to easily process these large data sets. As these Hadoop projects are being deployed, businesses are realizing that they must protect sensitive customer data, as well as partner and internal information, while adhering to expanding compliance requirements. One Read more…

News In Brief

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. According to the latest Developer Population and Demographics study from IT research firm Evan’s Data, the percentage of new software startups decreased by 49 percent since 2009. “We’re obviously still seeing the effects of the great recession Read more…

Will Poor Data Security Handicap Hadoop?

Feb 19, 2015 |

Companies around the world are looking to Hadoop as a platform on which to perform big data analytics. Every day, petabytes of data are flowing into Hadoop clusters with the aim of giving them a competitive edge. However, the overall lack of built-in security threatens to hamper the open source platform’s spread before it’s really gotten off the ground. If you set out to build a big data platform today, chances are good that data security would be one of Read more…

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Mar 13, 2014 |

Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies–including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL–in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report.

Avoiding Split Brainedness in HA Hadoop Clusters

Mar 4, 2014 |

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Zettaset a patent for the underlying technology in its Hadoop high availability that prevents a “split-brain” situation where multiple master nodes think they’re in control of the Hadoop cluster. It’s a feather in the cap for Zettaset, which has also innovated in the area of Hadoop security.

MapR’s Hadoop Offering the Strongest, Forrester Says

Feb 28, 2014 |

Among Hadoop distributors, MapR Technologies’ product offering is the strongest, Amazon Web Services has the biggest Hadoop market presence, and IBM and Pivotal Software have the best market strategy, according to a new Forrester Wave report released yesterday that slices and dices the Hadoop market and analyzes the various Hadoop product offerings and business strategies.

This Just In

MapR Reveals Presentations on Big Data and Hadoop

Apr 30, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced it will present sessions in May about Hadoop, data warehouse design, machine learning and big data initiatives at events such as Data Summit, Informatica World, Cisco Live!, Chief Data Officer Summit, LA Machine Learning Meetup and Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup.

MapR Adds Apache Spark Stack to Distribution for Hadoop

Apr 10, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with Databricks and the addition of the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution. The Spark in-memory processing framework provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

WE-Ankor Signs Partnership Agreement with MapR

Apr 8, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that WE-Ankor, a highly regarded IT specialist based in Petach Tikva, has become a registered partner in Israel, which has a high potential and very promising market for big data and has started its first proof of concept project using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop.

MapR Expands Big Data Search with Elasticsearch

Apr 2, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., the popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time.

MapR Executives to Speak About Big Data, HBase, and Hadoop at Upcoming Conferences

Mar 25, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it will present sessions about Big Data, HBase and Hadoop at upcoming events in April including: Big Data TechCon, Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, and Apache Con.