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On the Origin of Business Insight in a Data-Rich World

Sep 18, 2019 |

Where does business insight come from? In what circumstances does it arise? Does it erupt spontaneously when a critical mass of data has been reached? Or does it only present itself after a methodical analysis has been conducted? Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

What HPE Sees in MapR Technologies

Aug 5, 2019 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprises surprised the computing world this morning with the announcement that it has acquired the struggling data platform company MapR Technologies. In an interview with Datanami, Patrick Osborne, HPE’s vice president and general manager of big data and secondary storage, describes why the deal makes sense for the technology giant. Read more…

Big Data Is Still Hard. Here’s Why

Jul 15, 2019 |

We’re over a decade into the big data era that emerged from the tectonic collision of mobile, Web 2.0, and cloud forces. Bolstered by progress in machine learning, we stand at the cusp of a new AI era that promises even greater automation of rudimentary tasks. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Cloudera Rebounds in Q2, Beats Expectations

Sep 6, 2019 |

After a tough first quarter that led to the ouster of its CEO, Cloudera delivered better financial results in the second quarter, according to figures released this week. While the company is still running at a loss and has yet to name a permanent CEO, investors have turned bullish on the stock once again. Read more…

HPE Acquires MapR

Aug 5, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, the struggling distributor of a Hadoop-based platform that has been searching for a buyer for the past few months, today was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 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…

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 weeks to keep its headquarters from being permanently shut down. 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…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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