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Sameer Nori
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, MapR

Sameer Nori is currently a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at MapR Technologies with responsibility for solutions and industry marketing. He has 10+ years of experience in the technology industry in marketing, pre-sales and consulting with domain experience in the business intelligence, analytics and big data markets. Some of the companies he has worked at include SAP Business Objects, MicroStrategy and Jaspersoft.

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Posted on November 16, 2016 by Sameer Nori

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough video, Sameer Nori, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MapR Technologies, compares a traditional data warehouse or MPP database versus a modern data lake. Sameer explains the advantages in data agility and data exploration you get with a data lake, and how you can complement an existing data warehouse deployment.

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Sameer Nori

This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook The Definitive Guide to BI and Analytics on a Data Lake by Sameer Nori and Jim Scott. Their book examines the promise, potential, and significant dynamics of analytics and BI on the big data platform.

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Sameer Nori

This blog post is the second in a series based on the ebook, “BI & Analytics on a Data Lake” by Sameer Nori and Jim Scott. In their book, they discuss how BI and analytics are being paired with big data, and how the impact of this union promises to be a disruptive game-changer.

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Sameer Nori

Do you remember the first time you encountered a self-service checkout terminal in the supermarket? I do. My first reaction was to ask what incentives the store was going to give me for being my own cashier? Discounts? Coupons? Surely I wasn’t expected to do someone else’s job for free.

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Sameer Nori

Do you remember the first time you encountered a self-service checkout terminal in the supermarket? I do. My first reaction was to ask what incentives the store was going to give me for being my own cashier? Discounts? Coupons? Surely I wasn’t expected to do someone else’s job for free.

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Sameer Nori

As the famous quote attributed to George Santayana goes, ‘Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ In business today, history is often locked away in data generated months or years earlier.

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Sameer Nori

Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Now are just the beginning. When it comes to getting things done, machines are increasingly edging humans out of the equation. Big data and analytics are at the core of what some people are calling the “bot revolution.”

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Sameer Nori

Business intelligence (BI), which is one of the oldest concepts in data processing, is undergoing a radical reinvention. The concept has already evolved considerably since it first gained popularity in the early 1990s (and particularly since its first mention in the Cyclopædia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes in 1865!).

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Sameer Nori

Apache Spark is becoming very popular and widely used in the big data community. There are several reasons for Spark getting such rapid traction. These include its in-memory processing capabilities, support for a wide range of engines for various use cases such as streaming, machine learning, and SQL, and the ability to develop in multiple languages such as Python and Scala.

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Sameer Nori

One of the customer questions has centered around wanting to understand how to determine the degree of parallelism being used for various operators in queries. We’ll address this question and the best practice that originated from this in the rest of this blog post.

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