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MapR extends Hadoop's reach with big data app gallery

Thor Olavsrud | June 4, 2014
MapR Technologies, provider of the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, added a new dimension to the big data market today with the launch of a Hadoop application gallery, which features ready-made big data utilities and applications for developers, administrators and analysts.

[Related: Hadoop Gets More Search with Mapr, Cloudera Releases]

"We see many businesses that recognize the cost and capability advantages of shifting from legacy systems to modern architectures," says Jon Posnik, vice president of business development at MapR Technologies. "Our partnership with Syncsort gives customers a complete solution for easily migrating their critical business data to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop."

The partners already have five joint customers, including Internet analytics company comScore and information services specialist Experian.

"With the help of enterprise-grade Hadoop solutions from MapR and Syncsort, offloading data from mainframe and SAN systems has increased our performance at reduced costs," says Tom Thomas, IT director at Experian.


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