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November 12, 2014

Syncsort Combines Test Drive with MapR Sandbox

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 12 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, and MapR Technologies, provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that they are extending partnership by providing an easy way to conduct proof of concepts (POCs) to experience both the MapR Distribution including Hadoop and Syncsort’s enterprise-grade data ingestion, processing and distribution capabilities.

The two companies announced a partnership in June, geared to enable mission-critical data and processing to be offloaded from legacy systems into a secure, enterprise-ready Hadoop platform, driving savings without compromising reliability or functionality. Syncsort has combined its Test Drive with the MapR Sandbox to provide organizations with a simple, cost-effective way to experience the benefits of Hadoop.

“Our joint Hadoop customers are deriving significant value from the MapR-Syncsort combination, including Experian that is increasing processing speed and decreasing delivery time to comScore that processes over a trillion events a month,” said Jon Posnik, VP of Business Development. “Offering a combined virtual platform for testing provides companies with an enterprise-class Hadoop environment to solve their ETL challenges.”

The MapR Sandbox is a fully functional Hadoop cluster running in a Linux virtual machine which contains everything needed to view, execute and modify data workloads to solve common big data challenges. Syncsort now offers its Test Drive with the MapR Sandbox and DMX-h pre-installed, along with use case accelerators and sample data.

“Customers are looking for a no cost, no fuss way to demonstrate the value of Hadoop”, said Bryan Ashley, VP, Business Development, Syncsort. “With the Test Drive, customers can experience the joint MapR and Syncsort value proposition of offloading mission-critical data workloads from existing legacy platforms to the better and more cost effective Hadoop platform.”

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