SOLUTIONS BY INDUSTRY

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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.

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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.

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Blizzard Entertainment: Premier Developer and Publisher of Entertainment Software

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, andDiablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a division of Activision Blizzard, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games.

“Blizzard runs three triple-A games simultaneously and we want to share resources among the games but not the data. MapR’s NFS file system and volume features enable us to keep the data separate and to update data much more easily than alternative approaches. Within the first 6 months of implementation we are now processing over a TB of data per day much more effectively than ever.”
Benjamin Wurst, Senior Database Engineer for Blizzard Entertainment
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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

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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

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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

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Dotomi : Enterprise-grade Platform for Display Advertising

Dotomi creates and delivers display advertising where the ad creatives and media placements are dynamically adapted in real time at the user and impression level. Dotomi uses MapR to create a distributed, highly available and highly reliable data store. MapR was chosen over another distribution due to its NFS-based plug and play architecture, allowing them to easily migrate data versus the arduous task of reinstalling it, and only MapR provides for no single point of failure.

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Fortune 100 Firm: Data Warehouse Offload

A Fortune 100 firm saves millions of dollars per year by introducing Hadoop into its ETL workflow. The enterprise data warehouse team now pipes all of its data directly into Hadoop, runs the extraction and transformation on the data and then directly ingests query-ready data into its traditional repository. This customer has found tremendous storage cost savings and dramatic performance increases from MapR’s real-time data ingest.

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Global Financial Services Company

MapR’s Distribution for Hadoop is used to provide new products and services for consumers in real-time for a leading credit card company. Advanced machine learning and statistical techniques are employed over data stored in a highly available Hadoop cluster. MapR delivers real-time data ingestion, high performance and self-healing high availability to support mission critical applications.

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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

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IDEXX: Leading Provider of Diagnostics and Information Technology Solutions for Animal Health

IDEXX is the global market leader in diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health and water/milk quality. IDEXX chose MapR because it could be easily scaled for processing and storage capabilities with minimal engineering or operations effort, and is compatible with existing systems. In addition, MapR gives IDEXX the ability to increase flexibility and control to scale their business, respond quicker to customer requests, store and process all of their data, and have multiple development environments running in parallel with less risk.

"From an operational perspective, MapR is easier to use than Cloudera and higher performing, and we benefit from the optimizations made to Hadoop. MapR has a solid product and is a strong company. We could see that MapR was a company that was going to thrive in the marketplace. They have a great support environment and ecosystem.”
— Terry Schutte, Senior Systems Administrator for Software R&D, IDEXX

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International Electronics Manufacturer

A leading manufacturer processes and analyzes hundreds of terabytes of sensor data that is stored in very large number of small sized files. They also have a stringent high availability requirement of 99.99% uptime. MapR is the only distribution that meets their scalability and availability requirements.

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Leading Global Retailer

MapR brings efficiencies along with ease of access and automated self healing to allow scores of developers and analysts to focus their efforts on solving business problems instead of managing Hadoop. Use cases include recommendation engines and social media analysis that provide better products and services to their customers worldwide.

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Leading Healthcare Organization

A leading healthcare organization collects petabytes of claims and treatment data. It plans to create a new data repository service for its enterprise customers who can leverage their own customer data and run expanded set of analytics. MapR is the only distribution that delivers on the multi-tenancy needs of this company by providing volume based isolated environment with quotas and secure access for the end users.

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LinkSmart: Digital In-Content Linking Solutions Provider

LinkSmart helps publishers grow their audience through in-content linking solutions, resulting in deeper reader engagement and longer visits. The LinkSmart technology analyzes content and provides publishers with unique metrics and tools to boost reader engagement by strategically sending audiences to the right content at the right time. MapR provides a sophisticated Big Data platform with multiple benefits to LinkSmart’s business, including increasing performance by reducing the time needed to compile data from 26 hours to 15 minutes; cutting operating costs by 40%; and the ability to manage a sophisticated platform without requiring additional IT expertise.

“After evaluating the available Hadoop solutions, MapR was clearly the fastest, most scalable, and most fault tolerant platform. MapR has enabled a dramatic jump in performance with less hardware and has given us the ability to compile terabytes of data in less time with less money. This provides our customers with real-time solutions to help them make smarter decisions about their business.”
— Manny Puentes, CTO for LinkSmart

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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.

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QuinStreet

QuinStreet has become the leader in vertical marketing and media online by delivering qualified clicks and qualified inquiries at low cost and with great scalability. Their full-service approach and market-leading capabilities enable them to increase sales while reducing customer acquisition costs by as much as two-thirds.

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RAPP : Global Marketing Agency

RAPP is a leading full-service global marketing agency that works with clients in over 80 countries to develop engaging customer experiences that create better relationships between brands and customers. As RAPP was striving to create more differentiated client experiences that are data driven, they realized they needed a hosted compute and storage environment that provided the ability to experiment iteratively and roll out rapidly. The Google Compute Engine and MapR were key to RAPP’s ability to get up and running quickly; and now they’re fundamental to nearly all of RAPP’s data-intensive projects.

"MapR software does what it says it will do — that’s really valuable...One of the reasons why it’s smart for us to stick with this solution is we’re confident that they’re leading the way. MapR’s speed is critical to our solution offering."
— David Sogn, VP of Data Science, RAPP

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Sovrn

Sovrn provides online advertising services, audience analytics and reader engagement tools to over 125,000 sites on the independent web.
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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. .

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Triggit

Triggit enables advertisers and agencies to Build, Run, Measure, and Optimize retargeting-driven display campaigns from a single platform. With access to over 10 billion impressions a day from millions of sites across the web, Triggit uses advanced algorithmic calculations to optimize impression-based pricing and bidding, executing real time buying decisions in less than 50 milliseconds.

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Trueffect : Leading First-Party Media and Measurement Platform

Trueffect uses a First-Party customer data approach that enables advertisers to improve targeting the right ad to the right person, more accurately measure advertising effectiveness and improve performance while managing costs all to increase return on ad spend for their customers.

"Trueffect processes over 1 Billion transactions per day and delivers data and creates reports every hour. Providing this intelligence in a timely manner to our customers is critical to their ability to optimally target, serve and measure their ad effectiveness thereby increasing their customer base and revenues. For this reason, MapR's superior High Availability Name Node™ and Job Tracker features really resonated with us, prompting a move from an alternative Hadoop distribution to the MapR platform.”
— Rob Rust, VP of Engineering for Trueffect

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Urban Airship

Urban Airship is the most globally deployed mobile push messaging service with complete customer- and location-targeting capabilities that enable brands to strengthen relationships with their always-connected customers.

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US Government

The US Government is actively deploying MapR as the replacement for other Hadoop distributions to better process and analyze fast growing data in a much more cost effective method. MapR’s enterprise-grade features such as Mirroring and Snapshots allow Federal agencies to comply with Continuity of Operations (COOP) requirements. Direct Access NFS™ enables agencies to leverage existing applications. MapR also includes other features that make Hadoop easy, dependable and fast. MapR is currently deployed across IC, DoD and Civilian agencies.

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Velos: Predictive Analytics Provider

Velos, a company that makes it easy for companies to quickly deploy business-impacting predictive analytics, is reinventing the way companies can extract predictive insights. Learn more at www.velos.io

“We require a highly reliable, blazingly fast NoSQL platform to cater to our growing customer base. We have chosen M7 over other prominent solutions in the marketplace for its capability to support 24x7 operations with minimal administrative costs as well as for delivering the best performance numbers across different workloads.”
— Albert Azout, CEO for Velos

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World's Largest Provider of Recruiting Services

Recruit Technologies is the number one provider of recruiting services in the world. They provide recruiters with automated tools that help them focus on and select the best candidates and candidates with personalized feedback to help them select the most suitable job roles.

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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

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Zions Bank : Full Service Banking Corporation

Zions Bank relies on MapR for a critical part of their security architecture. MapR helps Zions predict phishing behavior and payments fraud in real time and minimize their impact. With MapR, Zions can hold on to data for longer periods and can run more detailed analytics and forensics. Zions chose MapR for its security features, ease of management and its superior performance capabilities, which allow for a more efficient use of hardware and a better ROI.

Read interview with Zions Bank on how they use Big Data to speed detection and response to attacks.

Learn more about Zions Bank approach to and success in detecting fraud in SearchDataManagement.