Lazada Selects MapR to Unify and Analyze Data in Real Time for Growing Ecommerce Operations
SINGAPORE

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only converged data platform, today announced that Lazada Group has selected the MapR Converged Data Platform to power its ecommerce operations in Southeast Asia.  Lazada, the number one online shopping and selling destination in the region, is using MapR to leverage Hadoop and Spark to analyze behavioral data in real time as well as to centralize and process data from systems located in multiple countries.

Lazada, which marks its fourth birthday in March, has over 10 million customers in the region as at end 2015. It offers almost 16 million products across more than 13 categories to consumers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Big data is core to how Lazada operates and MapR will play an essential role in helping us realize our goals,” said John Berns, senior vice president, head of data science, Lazada Group. “The MapR platform provides a better, more stable file system and built-in security features that keep access under control.  Additionally, we are evaluating the innovative document store capabilities in MapR-DB as well as its ability to manage fast and large amounts of data across multiple data centers.  We expect to deploy MapR throughout our operational systems to provide us with a unified view of our data.” 

The first planned use case for MapR will be to leverage Spark and Hadoop to capture more data in greater detail to service customers in a more cost effective way.  By providing a unified and more granular view into operations and customer online behavior in real time, the MapR Platform will centralize marketing data from systems located in multiple regions. This will help Lazada gain a 360-degree view of marketing, including immediate insights on segments, campaigns and products in order to optimize marketing spend and provide more personalized services to customers.

“We are excited to work with the largest ecommerce site in the Southeast Asia region,” said Martin Darling, vice president, Asia Pacific/Japan, MapR Technologies. “Lazada continuously provides its customers with a superior experience for online shopping. With the MapR Platform, we aim to help our customers fully process, analyze and act on their data in real time to generate additional revenue, optimize operations and minimize business risk.” 


About MapR Technologies

About MapR Technologies

MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise-grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments–while leveraging the significant ongoing development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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