Featured Customers

Beats Music: Personalized Music Experience Through Digital Innovation

Beats Music is a new kind of streaming music service that focuses on providing a personalized music experience for each user through a unique blend of digital innovation and musical passion. Programmed by a trusted team of well-respected music experts with over 300 years of experience across all genres, Beats Music delivers the right music for any situation, any time, and any preference, personalized to your tastes. By using Hadoop, Beats Music is able to provide a completely new personalized service from over 20 million songs in their library.

The Climate Corporation: Helping Farmers Through Software and Insurance

The Climate Corporation uses machine learning to predict the weather and other essential elements for agribusiness.

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software and insurance products. The company’s proprietary technology platform combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic data modeling, and high-resolution weather simulations. .

Samsung Electronics: World's Largest Manufacturer of Mobile Phones and Smartphones

Samsung Electronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, and South Korea’s top electronics company. It makes many kind of consumer devices, including DVD players, digital TVs, and digital still cameras; computers, color monitors, LCD panels, and printers; semiconductors such as DRAMs, static RAMs, flash memory, and display drivers; and communication devices ranging from wireless handsets and smartphones to networking gear. The company, which is the flagship member of Samsung Group, also makes microwave ovens, refrigerators, air conditioners, and washing machines. Nearly half of sales come from the Asia/Pacific region.

Return Path: Worldwide Leader in Email Intelligence

Return Path, an email intelligence software company, helps businesses build better relationships with their customers, improve their marketing ROI, and combat fraud. The company has confidently grown its business with MapR’s enterprise features like NFS, reduced administrative costs and responsive technical support. Being an early adopter of Hadoop, Return Path expects its Hadoop platform to be as stable as its Oracle platform.

"We needed a technical partner that would help us get the most out of our investment in Hadoop and help us take our experience to the next level. MapR has been that partner for us. We are experiencing the same enterprise stability with MapR as we get with Oracle now."
— Andy Sautins, CTO for Return Path

Solutionary: Leading Pure-Play Managed Security Service Provider

Solutionary, a leading Managed Security Service Provider in North America, delivers managed security services and professional consulting services to mid-sized organizations and global enterprises. The Apache Hadoop solution delivered by MapR has reduced time needed to investigate security events for relevance and impact, improved data availability to enable new services and security analytics, and enhanced agility with ability to deploy on-demand capacity.

"MapR offers improved performance and flexible data access needed for high volume security analytics and on-demand customer access. MapR’s capabilities are simply unavailable in the other Hadoop alternatives. In addition, MapR provides the industry’s only automated, high availability data protection capabilities to safeguard against a failure."
— Scott Russmann, Director, Software Development for Solutionary

comScore: Digital Marketing Intelligence Provider

comScore uses Hadoop to process over 1.7 trillion internet and mobile records per month, providing syndicated and custom digital marketing intelligence. comScore selected MapR for its Hadoop distribution due to MapR’s unique high availability features and greater performance and scalability.

"HDFS is great internally, but to get data in and out of Hadoop, you have to do some kind of HDFS export. With MapR, you can just mount [HDFS] as NFS and then use native tools whether they’re in Windows, Unix, Linux or whatever. NFS allowed our enterprise systems to easily access the data in the cluster."
— Mike Brown, CTO for comScore

Xactly: Cloud-based Incentive Compensation and Sales Performance Management Solutions

Xactly provides secure, cloud-based incentive compensation and sales performance management solutions that enable firms from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies to easily design, manage, and optimize incentive compensation programs that save time, reduce risk and motivate and align employee behaviors with corporate goals. As Xactly's business was growing rapidly, they needed a Hadoop distribution that could quickly integrate with their existing architecture. MapR’s unique NFS mounting capability gave them a time- to-market advantage over other solutions.

“MapR’s enterprise readiness and reliability are key. It allows us to bring new products to market, and do it securely and at scale to meet the needs of our growing business. For our customers, this means that as we grow, we are able to innovate faster and improve. MapR absolutely gives us a competitive advantage in our market.”
— Ron Rasmussen, CTO & SVP of Engineering for Xactly

HP: The World's Largest Technology Company

HP leverages MapR as a low-cost, massive storage platform to integrate, consolidate, and analyze data from multiple sources. Its “data lake” has enabled the development of new solutions and client offerings, which are helping to improve the overall HP customer experience across all touch-points. After a comprehensive evaluation of Hadoop vendors, HP selected MapR as the clear choice for its performance, high availability, disaster recovery, manageability, and scalability.

"The MapR technology was top-notch, particularly their performance and high availability features. Plus, our working relationship with the vendor was excellent."
— Keith Dornbusch, Manager, Big Data Services IT Team, HP

Ancestry.com: The World’s Largest Online Family History Resource

Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, uses machine learning and several other statistical techniques to provide services such as ancestry information and DNA sequencing to its users.

Ancestry.com relies on the high availability of MapR to run their DNA pipeline constantly, with no interruptions.

Rubicon Project : Leading Digital Advertising Auctions Platform

The Rubicon Project is the leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising globally that has surpassed Google in US audience reach. It provides real-time trading technology to its users and relies on Hadoop to store and analyze petabytes worth of data. MapR allows Rubicon – which has been involved with Hadoop for over four years - to run Hadoop cluster with just one dedicated administrator. Rubicon relies on MapR’s self healing HA, disaster recovery and advanced monitoring features.

“MapR allows Rubicon, which came to the table with four years of Hadoop experience, to run Hadoop clusters with just one dedicated administrator. We rely on MapR’s self-healing HA, disaster recovery and advanced monitoring features to conduct 90 billion real-time auctions on our global transaction platform. We depend on automation; that is how we manage a lights out data center.”
— Jan Gelin, VP, Engineering and Chief Systems Architect, The Rubicon Project

Cisco: Worldwide Leader in Networking

Cisco IT built a Big Data Platform to transform data management and provide big data analytics services to Cisco business teams. Cisco used MapR for their enterprise Hadoop architecture to unlock hidden business intelligence of their globally distributed large data sets, including structured and unstructured information, while also providing service-level agreements (SLAs) for internal customers. The complete infrastructure solution let Cisco analyze service sales opportunities in 1/10 the time, at 1/10 the cost; generated $40 million in incremental service bookings in the current fiscal year; and yielded a multi-tenant enterprise platform while delivering immediate business value.

"MapR has created a more robust and feature-rich version of Hadoop and we found MapR has a lot of advantages for us."
— John Conley, Cisco’s Threat Research, Analysis and Communications (TRAC) team

Cision : Market Leader in PR Software and Media Tools

Cision is the market leader in PR software and media tools and the world’s leading source of media contacts and information. Cision chose MapR because of its ability to help them scale their business more flexibly, efficiently and cost-effectively. MapR is also empowering Cision to provide new offerings to their customers—moving from serving data to offering insights and recommendations.

"After outgrowing our SQL solution, we evaluated Hadoop solutions for six months and chose MapR to help us manage our growing volume of data. Scaling with MapR is now a simple 'Wash. Rinse. Repeat.' process instead of a long complex project with worries about bottlenecks and compatibility issues. I can scale linearly by popping up new servers in hours not months. This is a game changer for us."
— Greg Stam, Senior Vice President of Global Software Engineering for Cision

Live Nation : World's Largest Live Entertainment Ticket Seller and Promoter

Live Nation is the world's largest ticket seller and promoter of live entertainment. Live Nation Network, one of its 4 businesses, is the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions that enablesover 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.

Rocket Internet: The World's Largest Internet Incubator

Rocket Internet selected MapR for their Hadoop-based Marketing Analyses Platform. Rocket, the world's largest Internet incubator, has been building online companies since 1999 and has created over 100 market leading companies in 50+ countries. Rocket is now using the power of the MapR Distribution for Hadoop to deliver an enhanced analytics engine, which can better determine the impact of each marketing channel and each keyword on overall client business. In terms of real-world return, the performance gains are allowing the company to better optimize marketing spend down to a single keyword.

“MapR had the set of enterprise features such as data replication and flexible file support that we considered essential – especially as we wanted to retain flexibility. For us, the long-term benefits of our switch to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop are significant and provide us with the flexibility, performance and resilience to build out our analytics capability in any direction we need.”
— Patrick Fink, global head of Business Intelligence at Rocket Internet