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George Demarest
Director of Solutions Marketing, MapR

George Demarest is a technology industry veteran with stints as a software engineer, technical marketer and marketing strategist for companies such as AT&T Bell Labs, UNIX System Labs, Oracle and EMC. He has worked on all aspects of outbound marketing and go-to-market activities for enterprise technology platforms such relational database, cloud computing, technology architecture and big data. He has also worked extensively with CIOs and IT leadership to promote IT Transformation, ITaaS and service oriented Data Center operations. At MapR, George is Director of Solutions Marketing and focuses on industry solutions, big data use cases and Internet of Things.


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Posted on October 20, 2016 by George Demarest

This year is the first where Gartner has not included big data in any of their hype cycles. "I would not consider big data to be an emerging technology," says Burton. While this news will not affect the NASDAQ or how many artisan bagel shops there are in the SF Bay Area, it is an interesting indicator.

Posted on September 15, 2016 by George Demarest

This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook The Six Elements of Securing Big Data by security expert and thought leader Davi Ottenheimer. In his book, Davi outlines the rationale and key challenges of securing big data systems and applications. He does so using some great anecdotes and with good humor, making the book a good read whether you’re a white/grey/black hat, cyber superhero, or even if you’re not a security expert at all.

Posted on March 31, 2016 by George Demarest

In my recent article for insideBIGDATA “Converged Data Platforms: Part of a Larger Trend”, I talked about the inevitable direction of technology architecture towards a limitless mainframe model, a converged data center that will be composed largely of open source technologies like Linux, KVM, Hadoop, Spark, Mesos, and OpenStack.

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