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Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Jun 24, 2019 |

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software — are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers are calling it quits on Hadoop and moving on. Read more…

MapR Says It’s Close to Deal to Sell Company

Jun 18, 2019 |

MapR, which recently warned that it may have to lay off more than 120 people after funding fell through following an unexpectedly poor first quarter, has signed a letter of intent to sell the company. Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

Jun 6, 2019 |

Following the disclosure of poor financial results, Cloudera yesterday announced that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving the company to retire effective July 31 and will be replaced by chairman Martin Cole, on an interim basis. Read more…

After Funding Falls Through, MapR Seeks a Buyer to Avoid Shut Down

May 30, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, once one of the major distributors of Hadoop software, failed to secure additional outside funding after an extremely poor first quarter and now must take quick action – including possibly selling the company – within two week to keep its headquarters from being permanently shut down. Read more…

MapR to Autoscale Spark and Drill Via Prebuilt Kubernetes Containers

Apr 2, 2019 |

MapR Technologies today announced a technology preview of pre-built containers for Kubernetes that will give customers new capabilities for dynamically scaling their containerized Spark and Drill applications based on demand. Read more…

Kubeflow Emerges for ML Workflow Automation

Feb 11, 2019 |

Many data scientists today find it burdensome to manually execute all of the steps in a machine learning workflow. Moving and transforming data, training models, then promoting them into production – all of it requires the data scientist’s close attention. Read more…

MapR Targets Cloudera-Hortonworks Customers with ‘Clarity’ Release

Nov 7, 2018 |

MapR Technologies went on the offensive today against its Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and Cloudera with the launch of a “Clarity” release of its MapR Converged Data Platform, as well as a new offer for a free big data assessment from its professional services team. Read more…

Three Myths of Big Data: Busted

Aug 22, 2018 |

Big data is a scary thing. If you’re tasked with moving, storing, or analyzing it, big data can cause all sorts of headaches. But as troublesome as it is, we shouldn’t create monsters where none exist. Read more…

MapR Customers Share Big Data Experiences

Aug 17, 2018 |

MapR Technologies welcomed more than 100 people Wednesday to a one-day Convergence event in San Diego, where local companies like Qualcomm and genomic startup LunaDNA shared stories about their big data journeys. Read more…

MapR Makes Platform More Cloud-Like

Jun 26, 2018 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled a major enhancement to its big data cluster that introduces features commonly found on public cloud platforms, including support for an S3-compatible API, erasure coding, and a data-tiering function that supports external “cheap and deep” Read more…

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