Announcing the Converge Community and Converge Blog
For almost seven years, MapR has been committed to advancing the understanding and application of open-source technology to solve big data challenges. Last year we delivered on the promise of Hadoop with the industry's only enterprise-grade, Converged Data Platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. It brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified platform.
Our commitment continues today as we launch our new Converge Community and Converge Blog. They are the go-to places where developers, data scientists, analysts, partners and business leaders like you can gain the insight, inspiration and connections needed to put data to work for your business.
The new Converge Community has one goal in mind: provide you with one centralized place to connect, learn, and get answers. In this next-generation, open community, you’ll be able to stay current on release announcements, ask technical questions, get help from other community members, crowd-source product ideas, and share your opinions. It’s bursting with over 3,000 questions and answers from the original MapR Answers forum, as well as nearly 200 Knowledge Articles written by MapR experts. Whether you’re new to big data, Apache Hadoop and Spark, or are on your way to becoming an expert, we welcome your voice in the Converge Community. The new community brings together our On-Demand Training environment with in-depth technical expertise and robust, peer-to-peer interactions to help you put data technology to work.
We have also renamed the MapR Blog to Converge Blog, which will continue to feature cutting-edge perspectives on big data and how it can be used to transform your business. The blog is a convergence of information from thought leaders in the industry, and is an “ad-free” place for you to learn from the best in the business. Whether you’re new to big data or an experienced professional who already has successful big data deployments under your belt, you’ll find the information you need to succeed on your big data journey.
Our intent with both the Converge Community and Converge Blog is to provide places to elevate the discussion; no longer are Hadoop, Spark and other big data technologies solely the purview of a small group of technical specialists—big data is affecting everyone from the CEO to the business analyst. Join the Converge Community and subscribe to our Converge Blog (above) to get the information you need to gain competitive advantage and take your business to the next level.
Stay tuned for other Converge initiatives in the near future. If you have any comments or ideas for improving these resources, please let us know!